Tag:Clint Barmes
Posted on: January 18, 2011 12:31 pm
Edited on: January 18, 2011 4:41 pm

Arbitration deals: Fielder gets $15.5 million

The deadline for submitting arbitration figures is less than an hour away at this writing, and compromise deals for arb-eligible players are rolling in fast and furious. We won't list all of them here (here is a good resource for a comprehensive look), but here is a look at some of the notable deals (links lead to sources):

* Prince Fielder, who seemed certain to reach a hearing, made a last-minute deal with the Brewers for $15.5 million. He made $10.5 million last season. As noted by Tom Haudricort of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the deal ends Zack Greinke's short reign as highest-paid Brewer ever. Greinke, traded to the Brewers last month, is due $13.5 million next season.

* Stephen Drew has re-upped with the Diamondbacks on a two-year deal, per Jon-Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. He'll earn $13.75 million over the two years, with a mutual option for 2013. Drew was slated to become a free agent after 2012, so this deal may only buy out one year of free agency.

* A hefty price just came down on closer Matt Capps, agreeing to a $7.15 million deal with the Twins as MLB.com reports. This is one deal that is tough to see, although he did save 42 games with an ERA under 3.00 in 2010.

* Postseason hero Cody Ross has received a contract worth $6.3 million from the Giants, reports FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

* Jane Lee of MLB.com has two Athletics agreeing to deals: Dallas Braden signing for $3.35 million and outfielder Conor Jackson for $3.32. Braden is coming off a season in which he tossed a perfect game, while Jackson is hoping to revitalize his career after a lost 2010.

* Brandon Morrow, one of the Jays' young fireballing starters, avoided arbitration by agreeing to a deal that will pay him $2.3 million as Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reveals.

* Jonathan Papelbon receives an incremental raise over 2010 and will take home $12 million in 2010, writes CSNNE.com's Sean McAdam. Jacoby Ellsbury, meanwhile, packs away $2.4 million.

* Lefty starter John Danks is a rich man after agreeing to a $6 million deal with the White Sox as SI.com's Jon Heyman says.

* The Yankees used some of the money left over from not signing Cliff Lee to ink starter Phil Hughes to a $2.7 million deal as Heyman reports.

* Some hefty money being paid in Texas. Eligible for arbitration for the first time, Nelson Cruz hauls in $3.65 million according to ESPN while C.J. Wilson gears up for free agency after the season with a $7 million payday.

* New Cub Matt Garza will earn $5.95 million on the north side of Chicago as Heyman writes. Sean Marshall, meanwhile, signs a two-year deal worth $4.7 million, ChicagoBreakingSports.com reports. Marshall is expected to move to the starting rotation and join up with Garza.

* Chad Billingsley will net $6.275 million from the Dodgers, reports Dylan Hernandes of the Los Angeles Times.

* J.J. Hardy will make $5.85 million in his first year with the Orioles, reports the Baltimore Sun.

* Jordan Bastian of MLB.com has Shin-Soo Choo receiving a $3.975 million deal from the Indians.

* As we reported earlier, Padres closer Heath Bell settled for $7.5 million.

* The Padres also got a deal done with outfielder Ryan Ludwick for $6.775 million. He made $5.45 million last season.

* Outfielder Rajai Davis gets a two-year deal from the Blue Jays, worth $2.5 million in 2011 and $2.75 million in 2012 with a $3 million club option in 2013.

* Closer David Aardsma is back in Seattle for $4.5 million, reports the Seattle Times.

* Astros infielder Clint Barmes settled for $3.925 million.

* The Athletics and outfielder Josh Willingham agreed to a $6 million deal in his last year of arbitration eligibility. That's a raise from $4.6 million.

-- David Andriesen and Evan Brunell

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Posted on: November 18, 2010 1:48 pm
Edited on: November 18, 2010 6:31 pm

Astros trade for Rockies' Barmes

Clint Barmes
The Astros announced they have acquired second baseman/shortstop Clint Barmes from the Rockies in exchange for right-hander Felipe Paulino.

Houston was looking to upgrade at both positions, and Barmes will, as it stands now, share playing time with Jeff Keppinger and Tommy Manzella. Barmes, 31, put up a .235/.305/.351 line last season.

Paulino, 27, started 14 games for the Astros last season, going 1-9 with a 5.11 ERA and 4.5 walks per nine innings.

"We're excited to add Clint to our club," Astros general manager Ed Wade said. "He's a plus defensive player at two positions, has gap and some home run power
and has great makeup. It's tough to give up a power arm like Felipe's, but Clint fits a need that we had to address."

-- David Andriesen

UPDATE: Barmes has been told he will play shortstop by Wade and manager Brad Mills, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com -- and he couldn't be more excited.

"I looked at myself as a shortstop playing second base," Barmes said of his last couple of years in Colorado. "I'm very excited to get the opportunity to play on that side of the field."

With Barmes headed to short, his new double play partner figures to be Jeff Keppinger. That will push either Tommy Manzella or Angel Sanchez into a reserve role or off the team completely.

-- Evan Brunell

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Posted on: June 21, 2010 7:22 pm
Edited on: June 21, 2010 8:02 pm

Rockies looking at Uggla, Wigginton

Troy Renck of the Denver Post says (via Twitter) that the Rockies, reeling from the loss of top hitter Troy Tulowitzki, are looking at acquiring an infielder. He said they are keeping an eye on the Marlins' Dan Uggla and the Orioles' Ty Wigginton, both of whom are pending free agents for teams going nowhere and could presumably be had for a decent prospect.

Tulowitzki suffered a broken wrist last week and is out for six weeks. The Rockies moved Clint Barmes from second base to shortstop and brought up rookie Chris Nelson to play second.

-- David Andriesen

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