Originally Posted by Red Thunder
I depends which way you look at it.
"They said they want to see Machado and Felipe Lopez splitting time at shortstop, but I think it's just their way of not letting me get out there to show what I can do this last month of the season," Larkin said.
To me, this remark sounds a bit selfish - which just might be the cause of frustration - as Larkin is not the future shortstop for the Reds. But Lopez or Machado could be.
My take on it too RT. When I read the article this morning in the Dayton Daily News I said to myself... "Here's Barry running to the media again and whining about his playing time
, and not what is best for this team's future." I love ya Barry....BUT SHUT UP!!
You have to play Lopez consistently
to see what we got. Benching him even once or twice a week so that Barry can play is not gonna do him any good, and Barry should realize this.
I stated over a year ago that the only way that they'd get Larkin out of that SS position was to have someone go out there on the field and drag him off kicking and screaming. Because a guy who spent most of his career being an unselfish player has become a selfish one over these last few years IMO. And I'm getting tired of it.
Bow out gracefully Barry, and preserve your good standing with this organization and the fans.
And again.... SHUT UP!