Barmes passed his physical this morning and will officially re-unite with former manager Clint Hurdle with a new 2 year, 10.5 million dollar contract. Barmes had this to say:
"In talking with my agent and talking with the club, they were wanting to make a decision and they wanted to know by pretty much yesterday who their shortstop was going to be, so they could continue to move on," Barmes said. "It was one of those things they had a few others guys lined up behind me, and the way it was explained to me, I was the first in line as far as who they wanted. They threw a great offer."
Solid move IMO. Solid upgrade over Ronny. Team defense should be a real plus this season.