"I don't want to be a coach," the Tampa, Fla., native said. "I want to be more of a guy where they send you off to Minor League clubs, and you impact them by showing them how to be a big league ballplayer. There are two sides to it. It's not just how you play on the field. It's how you treat people in the clubhouse, working with the media. There is a whole side of it."
Other teams may actually be interested in hiring a minor league instructor who can actually teach the players how to play better. But I do hear that the Chicago White Sox have an opening for a minor league pouting instructor. It's possible that A.J. Pierzynski may become the White Sox attitude coach after he retires.
What would one of Gonzalez's coaching sessions be like?
"Remember, if you get benched, it's likely not your fault. Managers should always look at the back of your bubble gum card first before criticizing you. Tomorrow's lesson will be on sucking up to the media. Remember people, the people with cameras are likely your friends. The people with notepads aren't."