What kind of leadership did he provide? Did he have a choice? He's not going to walk away from millions of dollars.
Yeah he had a choice. He could have sulked. He could have asked for a trade. He could have demanded playing time. When the Twins played in Baltimore after he was dealt to Milwaukee at the deadline the previous year, a year in which he statistically fell off the table, then signed with the Twins for 2019, his first at bat back in Camden Yards he received a standing ovation from a very appreciative and knowledgeable fan base. His last year there was much worse than his year here. It later came ot that he was playing hurt most od the season. I watch almost every game, and he is always laughing and joking with his teammates, cheering when not playing, and playing hard when he gets the chance. He was mostly bad in the 2nd half and small in big moments, but overall he had a productive year. It's easier to have good chemistry when you're winning, but good chemistry also contributes to wins (anecdotally).