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August 13, 2009

“He’s not a winning-type player.”

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 13, 2009 6:35 pm

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!

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