Re: AP is reporting that Larkin is not coming back...
I believe this is the correct choice per Larkin the player. He doesn't offer much as a utility guy (never learned another position, believes he can still play semi-regularly, i.e., at SS). Hopefully down the road they offer him a role in the organization -- but they will have to be sure he's not carrying a chip on his shoulder.
One of the 5 greatest Reds ever, who, in my puny opinion, should have called it quits this year and had his "Barry Larkin Day" in front of a pretty full GAB. It was a joy to watch him this year, while he was going good.
So many of them hang on too long.
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