From this AM’s Enquirer:
The Reds have revised their catching rotation.
The basic model will be Jason LaRue catches Aaron Harang, David Ross catches Bronson Arroyo and Javier Valentin catches Elizardo Ramirez – if the opposition is throwing a right-hander.
Who catches Joe Mays and Eric Milton is subject to change, but based on recent results, Ross probably will be the guy.
Sounds logical so far, right?
LaRue is unhappy with his situation.
“I expect to play every day,” he said. “I signed as a starter. Everyone knows Jason LaRue is a slow starter. It’s a long season. You’re going to have your ups and downs.”
So, it doesn’t matter that you’re not performing, or more specifically that you’re being out-performed by two other players, because you were signed to a big money contract, you should be given the bulk of the playing time.
No ego involved here.
Jason, get a clue.