1000 Words: Barney takes the field


(Photo by Stephen Green)

In just two short years, Cubs second baseman and converted shortstop Darwin Barney has established himself as one of the premier defensive players in the game. This season, the Gold Glover is expected to anchor what should be a strong—and much improved—defensive infield.

“We feel like we’re much deeper in a lot of aspects of the game that we need to be, and hopefully that pays dividends in the long run,” said Barney in the early days of spring camp in Mesa, Ariz.

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