Re: O'Brien to Larkin: "Your starting services are no longer needed"
I almost hope Barry switches teams next year. Maybe then I can root for a contender. I understand wanting to get Lopez some playing time but it would make more sense to put him at 3rd. Machado is nowhere near ready for the big leagues offensively, he's not even ready for Triple-A offensively(in fact that sentence could apply to Castro as well).
On a personal note, I'd like to see my favorite player actually play in what may be his last(or one of his last) seasons.
Also I take issue with the people accusing Larkin of selfishness. I think his behavior over the years has shown a distinct lack of selfishness particularly when compared with the average MLB player.
"Announcing your plans is a good way to hear god laugh" -Al Swearengen, Deadwood