It's a hackneyed phrase. Seldom do players speak of trades or demotions or contract issues without uttering it.

Baseball is a business.

Chris Coghlan applied it to his situation while reflecting on his journey from 2009 National League Rookie of the Year to 2012 comeback trail outfielder in Miami Marlins camp. The context was different.

"I used to hear that and when I was kid and thought it was just people saying it because of money," Coghlan said. "You don't get points for going out there and playing injured. It's about producing. That's my fault and I have to take responsibility for going out there. Now I'm in the position I'm in because of that."