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Friday, April 25, 2008
  What do you do with a problem like Alex Rios?
Now maybe I'm just being sensitive, or maybe it's just the ghost of his faux-hawk lingering, but has Alex Rios turned into a big of a dick, post-contract? It started subtly enough -- the whole team started sprinting to first base on singles, ala David Eckstein, save Mr. Rios. I didn't like that, but whatever, eh? Then after being out with 'the flu' a couple days, and looking miserable at the plate, Alex gets himself tossed for throwing his bat. Maybe it's just immaturity, but Rios needs to check himself and start driving this team a little more. It's not like he's playing with the Shawn Green/Alex Gonzalez Blue Jays either -- he is surrounded by gamers now (rich rich gamers, but gamers none the less), and he needs to follow their lead. Or maybe Greg Zaun just needs to take him out behind the woodshed...
 
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