Re: AP is reporting that Larkin is not coming back...
Lopez (and even Machado) are way better options at SS than larkin at this stage of his career.
I'm convinced that we are not going to improve enough unless our middle infield defense improves.
I'm not certain that our pitching is really as bad as it appeared to be last year. After seeing hit after hit sneaking through the infield, I'm not all that sure that a great SS/2B combo couldn't save a run a game, which makes our pitching all of a sudden pretty good.