The Chicago Cubs and second baseman Darwin Barney were finally able to agree on a one year contract worth $2.3 million as reported by Jon Heyman on Twitter.
Darwin barney settles at $2.3M for ’14. #cubs
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) February 6, 2014
This is great news for Cubs fans everywhere, as he’s proven to be the best defensive player this team has on their roster. He won Gold Glove honors over heavily favored Brandon Phillips back in 2012 and was a finalist for 2013. Now prospects nipping at the heels of those who are on the 25 man roster.
Barney is one of the current members of the roster who could be out of a job soon.
It would be a shame to see the young man go, but it’s a part of the business. Just like any other league, teams will want to start younger talent who appear to be ready for the big show.
Darwin was the first Chicago Cubs second baseman to win the award since Ryne Sandberg back in 1983-1991. He won it from who I thought was the heavy favorite, Brandon Phillips. Barney was the first Cubs player to win Gold Glove honors since recently announced Hall of Fame inductee, Greg Maddux back in 2004-2005.