Originally Posted by princeton
he said that he'd accept a lesser role and play other positions if he got to play semi-regularly. I think that he expects a meritocracy in which the better player gets on the field. Most ballplayers want to be on such a team. Since the goal isn't 2005, the Reds won't be doing this. Machado is out of options, and we didn't care to risk Barry beating his pants off this spring.
No offense, but Larkin couldn't stay healthy enough to beat out Ray Olmedo, let alone Lopez.