I've been a fan of Barney since his breakout spring last year. Nice to see him not only quieting some of the critics this year, but getting notice for his on-the-field contributions, and for his work ethic. He may not be an all-star, but I think he's a great addition to the team.
"CHICAGO -- Rookie second baseman Darwin Barney will start Friday for the Cubs in the season opener against the Pirates."
Darwin went 2 for 4, scored a run, was caught stealing once, and on the fielding side helped turn a double play in the Cubs 6 to 3 loss to the Pirates.