Originally Posted by TeamBoone
If Barry can play and is playing better than others in his position, he should play. The Reds players still want to WIN even though their season is all but done... believe it or not, they have pride.
Put your best on the field... do the auditions in ST.
But I want to see how kids like Lopez are going to do duiring the regiular season and against ML lineups. Not ST lineups that are filled with guys trying to make the roster or trying to get into shape.
Lets be realistic here. We are how many games out? Expand the roster now that we can and play some of these kids. No one is saying that Machado is the future. But it sure ain't hurting us to take a look-see at kids like this. That is all they are doing. Now is the time to be doing it. And it's not just the Reds doing it; but alot of teams around MLB, who are out of it, are doing the same thing.
The fans love and appreciate what Larkin has done during his illustrious career. No one can refute that. But I am tired of the controversy he seems to want to create these last few years. he is acting selfishly IMO, and is only thinking of his own best interests, and not the team's as a whole.
Bow out gracefully Barry is my advice.