Barry Larkin, who was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame this past Monday, told the New York Post he has no regrets about declining a trade that would have sent him to the Mets in 2000.
“I certainly am happy that I didn’t accept that trade” Larkin said, according to the Post. “Being in Cincinnati for so long, I didn’t want to go to another organization as a potential rental player and play half a season.”
Larkin rejected the deal, which involved former prospect and future-bust Alex Escobar, because then-general manager Steve Phillips did not want to give him the three-year contract that Larkin was seeking.
To read Martin’s full post and more quotes from Larkin, click here.
To see video of Larkin talking about this situation, watch this: