MLB Fantasy Baseball Rookie Watch: Can Chicago Cubs 2B Darwin Barney Have Value?

April 2, 2011 by  

Initial thoughts were that Blake DeWitt would open the year as the Chicago Cubs’ starting second baseman, but that turns out not to be the case. While he could get the job somewhere down the line, according to Toni Ginnetti of the Chicago Sun-Times (click here for the article) Cubs manager Mike Quade “expects Barney and Jeff Baker to platoon some depending on the opposing pitcher.”

So far Quade appears to be sticking to his word for a platoon. Barney got the Opening Day start (2-4, 1 R), though it was Baker...

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