And sometimes they remake themselves, and earn plenty of greenbacks in the process.
The quirky one,
But Loney turned things around with the Rays and on Friday was rewarded: The Rays signed him to a three-year, $21-million contract, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.
That's what you might call a very nice raise. Though it can easily be argued he earned it. Loney, 29, hit .294 with Tampa last season, with 13 homers, 75 RBI, 33 doubles and a .348 on-base percentage, while continuing to play stellar defense.
That, however, is the minimum kind of production the Dodgers had hoped to receive from Loney.