Todd Frazier knows he may not be part of the plan if the Chicago White Sox execute a rebuild, but the 30-year-old hopes to stick around.
"If I was here, shoot man, it would be great. I know what it takes to lead a team," Frazier said. "I've been showing the young guys already the right way and right things to do, whether it's as little as showing up at the ballpark at the right time or waiting to get in an elevator before all the veteran guys.
"It all adds up. It's the learning process, and I don't mind being the bad guy. I don't mind that at all. Constructive criticism -- you have to learn how to take that. It's been given to me all the time.
"I was taught the right way," he added. "If it's constructive, learn from it. Don't get your feelings hurt, because that's just somebody who cares for you. These guys understand that I care for all of them. If that's the way [GM Rick Hahn's] going, and I'm still here, I'll take that with open arms."
Frazier is arbitration eligible in 2017 before he'll potentially enter free agency one year later.