And allow me be the first to say… thank God.
It’s a one year deal, not sure of the money but who cares. It can’t be that much.
The Pirates need a guy like Barmes with all the groundballs. Clint Barmes is a glove first SS at this point. There is almost no value left in his stick.
That means he should split time with Jordy Mercer. Mercer isn’t as bad as people claim he is defensively, but he’s not Barmes either. He does in fact have potential with the stick and is a monster against lefties.
Barmes is a great player to have on the bench, and spelling Mercer. He shouldn’t start though.
The problem with Barmes last year was never Barmes, it was the way Clint Hurdle overused him. He turned into a bit of a security blanket.
This is an offensively starved team. Barmes should play a solid amount but in the end they need Jordy Mercer to hit. I love what Barmes brings on the field part time, and in the clubhouse.
I’m a proponent of not completely gutting a team, especially a successful one. A little familiarity with your co-workers is always a good thing.
Welcome back Clint.