3 Reds players the fans have already lost their patience with and 1 who's earned a longer look

Cincinnati Reds shortstop Kevin Newman
Cincinnati Reds shortstop Kevin Newman / Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports
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Reds fans have already lost their patience with Jose Barrero.

This was, unfortunately, over before it even really began. When a player like Jose Barrero, who knows his job is on the line, struggles at the major league level, it's only a matter of time before a change is made.

Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon enough Barrero's time on the Reds roster will come to an end. While it's barely two months into the 2023 season and Barrero really hasn't received a fair shake at the big league level, the Reds fanbase has seen enough.

In 2021, it looked as though the team had found its shortstop of the future. Barrero was blistering balls in the minor league while hitting over .300. But after his call-up that August, Barrero just couldn't hack it in the big leagues.

Last season was even worse. A hamate injury prior to the season pushed back Barrero's 2022 debut. After the trade deadline, the infielder received the lion's share of starts at shortstop, but was a strikeout machine.

A hot start was a virtual necessity for Jose Barrero this season and it just hasn't happened. Sure, he's flashed the leather on occasion and is more patient at the plate this season, but the fans are ready for one of the organization's young shorstop prospects to be given a chance. Whether it's fair or not is irrelevant. The Reds fanbase is fed up with Barrero.