Re: AP is reporting that Larkin is not coming back...
I'm very sad to see him go. I think he deserves some of the blame but primarily I fault the front office because he's clearly one of the Reds 25 best players, regardless of age. I started watching the team right about the team Barry became the starting SS and I'm really going to miss watching him play and what he meant to the team. I'll remember all his good memories, particularly 1990 and 1995. Watching the Reds with whoever at shortstop just won't be the same for me.
By the way, for those who suggest that the Reds are looking to improve defensively in the infield by making this move, I think I can say with almost certainty that no team looking to improve their defense tries out Austin Kearns at third base.