After Ubaldo Jiminez's comments about being unhappy while with the Colorado Rockies, SS Troy Tulowitzki and OF Carlos Gonzalez each fired back at Jimenez.
Jimenez spoke with Tracy Ringolsby of Fox Sports Arizona about not being fairly compensated while Tulowitzki and Gonzalez each penned big contracts, but Gonzalez told Scott Miller of CBSSports.com that it came under completely different circumstances,
"The problem was, we all had great seasons [in 2010]. Tulo got an extension, I got an extension, and he didn't because he was under contract. He took a contract earlier than me and Tulo. Sometimes, you make decisions that hurt you later. You have to realize that no one forces you to do anything in this game. Every decision you make is going to be there for the rest of your life."
Tulowitzki wasn't as nice as CarGo,saying that Jimenez should have focused on baseball on not on tjhings outside of your control,
"While I've been here, everybody's been treated fairly. There's a certain point in this game where you go play and you shut your mouth. And you don't worry about what other people are doing."
Jimenez's discontent carried through the clubhouse, leading to people questioning his desire to stay in Denver. Tulowitzki had this to say about the issue dragging out throughout the year,
"You don't know what the deal is. You begin hearing trade rumors, and once those started flying, you don't hear a guy say, 'This is the place I want to be.' You don't hear a guy say, 'I don't want to be traded.' When you have a situation like that from a team standpoint, you think the guy wants to leave."
Even though he didn't leave on the best of terms, Gonzalez seems to be fine with Ubaldo. CarGo spoke with Jimenez earlier this spring, and he hopes he does well with the Indians, "Because he's a great person and a great athlete."
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