Sincerely, Adrian Gonzalez
What if you broke into the hotel room of Adrian Gonzalez, looked through his things, and found a diary? What would it say? Here is a possible answer:
I DID IT!!!! Today is a day I will never forget. I was the first overall pick of the 2000 draft today. Looks like I am going to Florida! Sure, they are a horrible team, but every first round pick has to start out their career with a horrible team. Iâ€™ll just do my best in my time here and try to make it onto a better team. But for now, I did it! My life dream is complete! Florida, here I come.
Just heard I was traded to Texas. I would have loved to go to a better team, but I have great confidence in that club. At this point, I donâ€™t even want to win, I just need to make it to the Majors. I canâ€™t even imagine playing with guys like Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, and Rafael Palmeiro. Wow.
What a day! My first game in the Major Leagues. I went 0-for-3, I am not too happy about that, but meeting and playing with my idol Mark Teixeira was just incredible. Thanks to the Yankees, I never got my chance to play with A-Rod, but it was kind of cool to play with Alfonso Soriano. Donâ€™t tell anyone I said this, but I am glad Rafael Palmeiro is gone. Iâ€™m telling you, he DEFINITELY took some kind of steroids. Either way, this is it! The beginning of my Major League career. I NEVER want to go back to the minors again!
I started in Florida, then went to Texas, and now I am off to San Diego. I must say, all of this trading is kind of depressing, but at least I am going to a better team. The Padres made the playoffs last year. Itâ€™s such a bad division that maybe we can make it to the playoffs this year. I hope so. I havenâ€™t traveled all the way across the country for nothing!
Starting to hear about some trade rumors. Some teams are looking after me, trying to get a deal done. We are in the thick of a pennant race, so I canâ€™t see any deal getting done. But, I gotta tell you, this team really doesnâ€™t have what it takes to keep up with the Rockies and Giants. Iâ€™ll have to just wait one more year.
I hit 30 home runs again this year. Thatâ€™s four years in a row. What do I have to do? Just when it looks like I might get a chance to win it all, our team collapses. I never really wanted to get traded to the Rangers or Padres, but I dealt with it. Now, when I really want to get traded, it just wonâ€™t happen. Iâ€™m trying to be patient, but come on already!
FINALLY, FINALLY, FINALLY! Iâ€™m going to the Boston Red Sox. Great fans, great division, great team! Finally I will know what to expect from my team. Honestly, I canâ€™t wait for the energy when we play the Yankees; itâ€™s gotta be better than when the Padres played the Rockies. Wow! This is awesome. And, plus, I will finally be hitting in a hitters ballpark. Letâ€™s see if I can break 50 home runs this year. Maybe Iâ€™ll have a bet with David Ortiz. Hahahahaha! This is great. Now we are talking about an extension. That would be nice, I donâ€™t want to risk going to another horrible team. 28 years old, and now my career has REALLY began!