Re: O'Brien to Larkin: "Your starting services are no longer needed"
I think it is a major insult benching Larkin for the final 25 games even though he is one of the best hitters on the team. So management needs to play Machado in the final 25 games to determine if he is the SS of the future? 25 games is nothing. Look at Larson. It takes at least 162 games to evaluate a player.
Also, why has Castro been stealing at-bats from Larkin all season long? I doubt Castro takes a pay cut to stay in Cincy. If 29 other teams don't make an offer to Castro, then what does that say about Castro? Is Castro a playoff caliber SS? I doubt it.
Last edited by RedsRule30; 09-08-2004 at 06:34 PM.