I'm here and I'm ready to go out there, I'm going to play hard," he said. "I'm not going to be a negative presence in that locker room. That's never really been my style. So I feel like I'm going to be me, nothing's going to change. I want to win."
That was a source of irritation for All-Star slugger and Gold Glove third baseman Nolan Arenado, who said he felt disrespected by the front office after his name was floated in trade rumors.