Anyone else worried about this?
So, Barry Larkin is now in the Nationals front office. I'm not terribly surprised by this since various people said he would move to some front office when he retired. What I am surprised by is who he joins in that office according to this article. It is bad enough that Bowden is the general manager. His moves have certainly not made this team better, and have probably made them worse through both action and inaction. But essentially, his assistants are now Larkin, Bob Boone and Jose Rijo. I'm just not sure that getting your old buddies from the Reds together, a team, mind you, that slowly collapsed on your watch (besides a respectable 1999 season), is the way to operate a team. Larkin obviously has no front office experience, although he may at least bring on the field knowledge. Boone never had a .500 or better record as a Reds manager. And I frankly have no idea what Jose Rijo has been up to outside his attempt at a comeback a couple years ago. Thoughts?