As I've said again and again, I think Jonathan Villar needs to be given as much time as possible to mature so he is polished when he gets called up to the majors, rather than fast-tracking him like we've done to Jimmy Paredes, Jose Altuve and JD Martinez.
In today's podcast at TCB Sean says that Barmes is on the cusp of being a Type B free agent according to Elias reverse engineered rankings done by MLBTR, and offering him arbitration would be a no-brainer whatever happens in the offseason.
The Astros blog 'What the heck bobby?' says this on the subject of Barmes:
Barmes is really a good guy and badly wants to come back next year.Hmmm....
Epic win against the Cardinals last night and hopefully the Astros will follow it up and wreck their playoff hopes.