A year ago, Carlos Gonzalez discovered fame and fortune. Now, he's determined to find fun again.
The Colorado Rockies' left fielder was a carefree, budding star back in 2010, full of verve and vigor. He flirted with the Triple Crown in his first full season in the big leagues, winning a Silver Slugger and a Gold Glove to go with his NL batting title at the tender age of 25.
That earned him a seven-year, $80 million contract, the largest ever for a second-year player.
The big bucks and breakout season cemented his celebrity status in his native Venezuela, where everyone wanted a piece of him.
Gonzalez admits he was so busy being famous that he didn't prepare properly for last season, and it showed.