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    Re: AP is reporting that Larkin is not coming back...

    Would Larkin take a minor league deal to play with another team?

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    Re: AP is reporting that Larkin is not coming back...

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw
    Did O'Brien say anthing? I know he used a lot of words, but did he actually say anything?

    I almost fell asleep
    Was it a long Press Conference? Living out here in the sticks means unless I get the news here, i don't get it
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    Re: AP is reporting that Larkin is not coming back...

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton
    Machado is out of options, and we didn't care to risk Barry beating his pants off this spring.
    Barry is the past ... Machado MAY be the future.

    Having or not having Larkin on the 2005 Reds will NOT be the difference between winning and losing.

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    Re: AP is reporting that Larkin is not coming back...

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRedsFan
    Was it a long Press Conference? Living out here in the sticks means unless I get the news here, i don't get it

    Longer than I thought....about 15 or 16 minutes or so

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    Re: AP is reporting that Larkin is not coming back...

    Quote 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.

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    Re: AP is reporting that Larkin is not coming back...

    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynRedz
    No offense, but Larkin couldn't stay healthy enough to beat out Ray Olmedo, let alone Lopez.
    no offense, but Larkin beat out several shortstops for the All Star team

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    Re: AP is reporting that Larkin is not coming back...

    Has there ever been a more clueless organization in terms of pr and the like? It seems they always look bad even if they are right because of the way they approach their fans and the media.

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    Re: AP is reporting that Larkin is not coming back...

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton
    no offense, but Larkin beat out several shortstops for the All Star team
    Beat out? He was handed the selection on a silver retirement platter.

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    Re: AP is reporting that Larkin is not coming back...

    And it's amazing how quick and easy people are to turn on players. It's one thing to approach this as good for the team that he isn't back, it's a whole other thing to be cheering and forget completely what Barry did for this organization. I'm glad you guys just throw things to the curb when you are done with them.

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    Re: AP is reporting that Larkin is not coming back...

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton
    no offense, but Larkin beat out several shortstops for the All Star team
    It's not like he was competing with the Jeters, Tejadas, Garciaparras, etc. of the world in the NL this year.

    Besides Edgar Renteria and Jack Wilson, the NL shortstop crop was nonexistant.

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    Re: AP is reporting that Larkin is not coming back...

    Quote Originally Posted by iammrred
    Beat out? He was handed the selection on a silver retirement platter.
    You're definitely the Mr Red that this organization deserves

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    Re: AP is reporting that Larkin is not coming back...

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw
    Longer than I thought....about 15 or 16 minutes or so
    The reason is lasted that long was because guys like Daugherty and Popovich kept asking the same questions over and over again trying to get O'Brien to badmouth Barry or say something "quoteworthy" for their stories.

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    Re: AP is reporting that Larkin is not coming back...

    That's their job

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    Re: AP is reporting that Larkin is not coming back...

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton
    no offense, but Larkin beat out several shortstops for the All Star team
    1) he was named as a sentimental pick in what was thought to be his final year

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    2) he was injured for much of the second half of the season.

    This is the same thinking that resulted in Jimmah Haynes getting a two-year deal after a so-so season. It's time this organization expect more out of their players.

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    Re: AP is reporting that Larkin is not coming back...

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton
    You're definitely the Mr Red that this organization deserves
    Even Mr. Red knew it was time to cut ties with Barry. Hell, that idiot Gapper knew too.


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