Originally Posted by RFS62
Doesn't sound very good for his chances at landing a front office job after he retires.
His chances of getting a FO job were zero with Allen in charge anyway.
If Machado is the future, the future is pretty scary. I think the Reds owe it to the ticket holders to put their best team on the field. If the Reds are going to show Barry the door next year, they have the entire 2005 season to show us Machado and Lopez.
Barry has said numerous times that he really doesn't care if he makes the HOF or not. This isn't about Barry trying to get some magical milestone for the HOF. Even the people that dislike Barry must admit that Larkin in the lineup is better than Machado (hands down), and at least arguably better than Lopez.
I hope Barry does go to another team next year, so he can leave the game with some pride and respect, instead of being crapped on by DanO and Allen.
I really don't know why he wanted to come back here this year, after they treated him so poorly.
Barry's only "mistake" was telling the truth and calling out this lame franchise for having no interest in trying to win.
Also, if Lark plays elsewhere next year, I doubt it hurts his HOF chances at all. It's not like he's going to leave on some money grab. He's being forced to leave. Even if he has a terrible year, it won't hurt him.