The Colorado Rockies deal Clint Barmes to the Astros

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Thursday 18 November 2010 at 3:22 pm

The Rockies have dealt 31-year old righty swinging 2B/SS Clint Barmes to the Astros for 27-year old righty starter/reliever Felipe Paulino. Barmes played in 133 games for the Rockies last season and he was 91 of 387 (.235 avg, .656 OPS) with 43 runs scored, 8 homers, 50 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. In 8 years with the Rockies, Barmes played in 665 games in which he was 582 of 2,291 (.254 avg, .704 OPS) with 292 runs scored, 61 homers, 285 RBIs and 39 stolen bases. Paulino pitched in 19 games (14 starts) for the Astros last season and he was 1-9 with a 5.11 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP. In parts of three years with the Astros, Paulino pitched in 47 games (34 starts) in which he was 6-21 with a 5.83 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP. Despite Paulino’s numbers he does have good stuff. He has a hard time with his control and dealing with lefty swinging batters so he might be better served pitching in relief. The Rockies will now be on the hunt for a 2B to replace Barmes in 2011.

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