say some ex-teammates about Alex Rios:
Rios is guaranteed $12 million to $12.5 million every year from 2011 to 2014. And that’s star money. But is he magically going to turn back into a star just because he’s playing for Ozzie Guillen, in a hitters’ paradise? Not if these reviews from ex-teammates are accurate:
• “He’s not a winning-type player. He’s a guy who just doesn’t have that burning desire to win, or be great.”
• “He was a guy who just didn’t go after it. He’d be sleeping in his locker 10 minutes before he had to go out on the field. And not just once.”
• “He wasn’t the same player after he got that [seven-year] contract. It sure seemed like he was a lot more motivated when he was looking for a contract than he was since he got the contract.”
Yawn… I hope!