Re: AP is reporting that Larkin is not coming back...
Yeah, I think the Reds made the right decision. Barry pretty well painted himself into a corner.
My only quibble is that the Reds owed it to Barry to bring him in 100 Main St., sit him down, have a cup of coffee, and tell him the news. A phone call after 19 years seems a little cold and impersonal.
If Barry would have been seen taking balls at 2B and 3B or in the OF and preparing for the super-sub role, then I think he'd have a leg to stand on.
But I think Barry in his heart of hearts still thinks he should be the starting SS and the other guys ought to be playing 2b, 3b, and OF.
If Lopez/Machado would have struggled, Barry would have piped up and said "I can play". And sulked if he didn't.
The Reds need to move on at SS and quit using Barry as a security blanket. Too disruptive.
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