On speaking with Adam Jones, who was also traded early in his career:
We've actually talked about it the past couple weeks that I could be traded. He's like, 'look, it's not a bad thing. Sometimes it's a good thing.' With his situation, you know, Seattle to the Orioles and they weren't doing that well when he got here. Now, they're a playoff contending team. And it's around the same age actually, ironically, that we're both getting traded. He said, 'just go over there, work hard and just play ball. You have a great opportunity now, make the best of that opportunity.'