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Believe me, it's been really nice to have. I know that we have weapons down there. We approach games that we went and got those weapons to win games with those weapons, and I'm not afraid to go with them. Am I concerned about him? Yeah, I'm a little concerned about it, and I think you have to keep it in the back of your mind and you have to manage – to me – maybe cautious instead of saying we're going to let him go.feedback
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Oct 17 2017

Think how little time they have to make up their mind. I'm not faulting them. I imagine I would be the same way if I was an umpire. In your mind it's a strike, and the body type might be a little different, and it really isn't a strike.feedback

Oct 17 2017

There are drills. They have drills for everything.feedback

Oct 17 2017

I don't think it's the fans didn't like me, I think they were mad when I didn't make the call. They're so passionate about the game, and they want to win so bad. That's the thing about being here, having great fans.feedback

Oct 17 2017

It's just a matter of me getting more work, but it's hard, obviously, now. In the playoffs, you're going to rely on the arms that have been hotter.feedback

Oct 17 2017

He's out of whack. He went through it a couple of times this year, and we've seemingly been able to get him on track a number of different times. And we're still trying to do that, because I still think he's really important to us and we need him.feedback

Oct 17 2017

Each round you move through, the stakes get higher and maybe you try a little harder. I think they're learning from it. I'm proud of the way they're handling it. I know the results aren't there that they want or we want, but I think they're handling it.feedback

Oct 16 2017

Hopefully, [the Astros] starting making some mistakes up.feedback

Oct 16 2017

Everybody loves Mac. He's a hard guy not to love, even when he's on the other team. Now, that's not to say I won't get mad at him if he does damage against us. But he's got a great personality. He meant a lot to us and a lot to me.feedback

Oct 16 2017

He was important in our clubhouse. He came to play every day. He's a fighter. He has an understanding of what he has to do behind the plate to get the most out of his pitchers, and he finds ways to get big hits.feedback

Oct 16 2017

I feel good about them. We've counted on them all year. We believe in them, and I think they're going to come out of it.feedback

Oct 16 2017

I was about as low as I could be as a baseball player or baseball coach.feedback

Oct 15 2017

He did the right thing. He got it to Didi. That's the bottom line. He got it to the guy on the field with the best arm.feedback

Oct 14 2017

I can see why they didn't overturn it.feedback

Oct 14 2017

His slider is going to have to have good break, his split is going to have to have that good downward plane like it did his last two starts. If he does that, he's going to be able to compete.feedback

Oct 13 2017

It's a complete lineup throughout. They're aggressive on the base paths, so you have to control that. They're going to hit their home runs, but they're going to do a lot of other things offensively, so you need to make pitches.feedback

Oct 12 2017

He's very even-keeled. I've been carrying this burden for five or six days. It's hard. If we lose on Sunday, it really hurt. If we lose on Monday, it really, really hurt. If we would have lost today, it probably would have hurt even worse. So for me, what those guys did for me, I'll never forget.feedback

Oct 11 2017

I told them, I screwed up.feedback

Oct 11 2017

I'll never forget that.feedback

Oct 11 2017

The difference between [Game 2] and today is about as big as you can get. I don't at any point in my career that I felt worse than I did on Friday. As I expressed many times, it's the hurt for the other people that is so hard for me. So the emotions, I mean, these guys had my back and they fought and fought. And, again, they beat a really, really good team.feedback

Oct 10 2017

All those things went into it.feedback

Oct 09 2017

I've heard it before. They boo players and managers who have much more status than I do.feedback

Oct 08 2017

Whatever their decision is, you know, I'll live with it.feedback

Oct 08 2017

There are a lot of people upset with me. And that's all part of it. And that's something I have to deal with. The only thing I can do is give my best to this team moving forward. And that's what I'll do.feedback

Oct 08 2017

I think the organization has to do what they're comfortable with. I think that's Hal's and Brian's decision and whatever their decision is I'll live with it. Obviously, there's a ton of talent here.feedback

Oct 07 2017

I screwed up. It's hard. It's a hard day for me. But I've got to move forward, and we'll be ready to go tomorrow.feedback

Oct 07 2017

I take responsibility for everything, and I feel horrible about it.feedback

Oct 07 2017

There's a lot of players that tell you to challenge things a lot of times. It has nothing to do with me trusting a player. It's having video evidence to make sure the call will be overturned before you use it.feedback

Oct 07 2017

I screwed up. In hindsight, yeah, I wish I would have challenged it. I mean, you can second-guess yourself. And yeah, I should have challenged it, now that I think about it. But here's the thing. If it isn't overturned and we're wrong and then Chad struggles after that, do you feel like I screwed him up? You know, those are the things you have to go through.feedback

Oct 07 2017

He never got that video clip. He never got that super-slow-mo video clip, and he never got that angle. Brett has been so good at what he does that when he tells me something's not inconclusive, I believe him.feedback

Oct 06 2017

The one thing I haven't done a whole lot is throwing Chapman two innings.feedback

Oct 06 2017

It's kind of what we've done all year with Green. It was all set up for Green to come in, and I decided to go. Usually, we give CC somewhere around 90 pitches. I think he was at 80, and it was set up for our bullpen. I went there, and it didn't work.feedback

Oct 06 2017

I think about the rhythm and never want to take a pitcher out of rhythm and have them stand over there to tell me he wasn't hit.feedback

Oct 06 2017

We had no super slow-mo at that time. Again, I'm going to reiterate, I think about keeping a pitcher in rhythm. Maybe I'll think different now.feedback

Oct 06 2017

There was nothing that told us that he was not hit by the pitch. By the time we got the super slow-mo, we are beyond a minute. It was too late. They tell us we have 30 seconds.feedback

Oct 05 2017

Is it something you monitor? Of course. You're probably going to go through it, and you can do as much as you want to try to prepare them for it, but there's nothing like being in the moment.feedback

Oct 04 2017

It's the nature of the game today. When you sign up for the job, you sign up for that.feedback

Oct 04 2017

We have a wonderful mix down there. I pushed some guys a little bit further than I would like tonight, but it's win or go home, and that's why I did it.feedback

Oct 04 2017

We have a rookie going out there, but when I look at Sevy, he's handled everything. His best month was September, when it mattered most. His best half was his second half, to me, when it mattered the most.feedback

Oct 04 2017

I have a ton of innings down there.feedback

Oct 03 2017

I'm not crazy about it. I think in a situation like that, then it's more of a normal roster. It's more of 'What is the team made of?' as opposed to it could be a one-pitcher sort of thing.feedback

Oct 03 2017

When you have a dominant bullpen, you go to them early.feedback

Oct 01 2017

I think our club is confident going into it.feedback

Sep 30 2017

The way you look at it is, you have two chances to play in the L.D.S., so we've been kind of going day by day here to see where we're at. We'll continue to do that, and whatever happens, we'll be prepared for.feedback

Sep 28 2017

It's frustrating because we had a chance to pick up a game. Now it's three with three to go. There's still a lot of things that can happen but it's frustrating. It was a chance to put more pressure on them and to continue to play well. But it just wasn't meant to be tonight.feedback

Sep 27 2017

I think this is a kid that has a chance to be a perennial All-Star. I think this is a kid who has a chance to be an MVP. You don't say that about catchers very often just because of the demand on their bodies.feedback

Sep 27 2017

I don't think anyone wants to be in a one-game shootout.feedback

Sep 27 2017

Someone in the stands was yelling out location for one or two pitches while Gary was up. I heard it for one or two pitches. Rightfully so, they were removed from the park. That shouldn't happen.feedback

Sep 26 2017

I heard it one or two pitches. The first time I heard it I didn't think much of it and the second time I heard it and that's when the umpire went back there.feedback

Sep 26 2017

I've heard it at other places.feedback

Sep 26 2017

Those decisions haven't been made in what we're going to do, but obviously he has pitched really well and he will be considered.feedback

Sep 26 2017

We haven't even talked about it. You're talking nine days away. Let me get through the week first and let us get through the wild-card game on Tuesday first – if we play in it – then we can talk about it.feedback

Sep 26 2017

I think for a young man who was not necessarily in the rotation plans when spring training started, I think he's pitched really well and won some really big games for us. I think he's grown a lot as a player and I think he's learned a lot and I think he's had a good year.feedback

Sep 25 2017

When he was going through his struggles, he continued to walk and I always think that's a good sign, especially for a young player. Because when you're going through slumps and you're struggling, sometimes players become overanxious. And he was able to maintain a sense of what he needed to do, that he needed to remain patient and look for his pitch. He worked out a few small things mechanically and he's just not missing his pitches.feedback

Sep 24 2017

You think about it. You worry about it a little bit as you go through the emotions of last night and clinching a spot.feedback

Sep 23 2017

It happens. It shouldn't happen, but it's happened before. You get a little bit concerned. I think our people handled it well.feedback

Sep 23 2017

I'm not surprised, because I thought there is a lot of talent here.feedback

Sep 23 2017

I saw the potential and I thought they had a lot of ability to do some special things, surrounded by some good veterans who know what it takes and could help them out. And that's exactly what happened.feedback

Sep 22 2017

Even through his difficult times, he was still managing to walk and find ways to get on base. I think that patience paid off.feedback

Sep 20 2017

I'm all for making everything as safe as possible for everybody at the ballpark.feedback

Sep 19 2017

Our goal is still to win the division. We've clinched nothing at this point. We still have a lot of work to do in front of us, so it gives us the ability to start him three more times.feedback

Sep 19 2017

Chances are that can possibly happen, so you just kind of play it by ear. You're really not going to know but again it gives us the ability to start him three more times if we need to.feedback

Sep 18 2017

You like to have roles, but if you have to make some adjustments, you make them. That's the bottom line. It is the time of year that if you have to make some adjustments, you make them.feedback

Sep 18 2017

I sure hope so. I think that's an interesting twist to this.feedback

Sep 18 2017

Jaime was just fabulous, an outstanding start on his part.feedback

Sep 18 2017

We envisioned that he was going to impact the baseball; we envisioned that he would hit some home runs. I don't know if any of us put a number on it, but what I've seen is what you see from a lot of players – they just continue to mature and get better and better and understand who they are.feedback

Sep 17 2017

The division is our goal. That has been our goal from day one and that is not going to change.feedback

Sep 17 2017

He could pitch Friday or Wednesday, but right now he's scheduled for Friday. But I could change my mind.feedback

Sep 14 2017

That's great for me, because that means he really believes in his stuff, and that's what I want. The hard part is that everyone always wants to talk about it, and every expression is caught on camera and everything is social media today and things can get blown out of proportion. I don't want my players to be happy. I want them to be competitors. That's what makes them great. So I don't have a problem. And as I told Jaime Garcia, I'm OK if you're mad at me.feedback

Sep 14 2017

I think I would be more upset if they weren't bothered by coming out of games, pitchers. Because that means that they want to come out, and that would really bother me.feedback

Sep 13 2017

I still think he's an everyday first baseman who could have a big impact, but obviously you've got to stay on the field, first and foremost. I think when we've seen him healthy, we've seen him be very productive. But you got to be able to stay healthy.feedback

Sep 09 2017

He seems to be a lot more effective. Sometimes guys can just get in a little rut and start off poorly and then get going. Our job is to make him work today and grind out at-bats against him and see what we can do.feedback

Sep 08 2017

That's good for us. It's home for us, so we'll sleep in our own beds.feedback

Sep 07 2017

I think Gardy really set the tone with that walk. That was a Stick special. That's what he preached, make pitchers work and hit home runs. So this one was for Stick.feedback

Sep 06 2017

Electronics makes things easier, more accessible – and more dangerous.feedback

Sep 06 2017

I possibly would have closed with him tonight, probably, knowing that the other guys could probably use a day off. Chappie has thrown the ball really well the last two times.feedback

Sep 06 2017

When guys are really talented, there's going to be ups and downs. But I believed in my heart it was really going to even out. Some people get emotional about it and think short term, but as a manager, you can't. You've got to think long term and I really believed he would get back on track. I really believe Chapman is going to play an important role down this stretch. We need him.feedback

Sep 05 2017

We assume everyone is doing it, just to protect ourselves. I'm not saying everyone is doing it, but as a team we assume that every team tries to do something.feedback

Sep 05 2017

I don't want to go into specifics, but it's something that we suspected.feedback

Sep 05 2017

We assume that everyone is doing it, just to protect ourselves. Now, I'm not saying that everyone is doing it. But as a team, we assume that everyone is trying to do something. Electronics is the world we live in. It has changed the world we live in. It will continue to change as we move on.feedback

Sep 04 2017

I don't think they would do that to us. So I'm not too concerned about it.feedback

Sep 04 2017

Obviously, this is an important time for us, so we don't want to miss him at all, but again, it's better than four. Taking one game off could be really important for us. The next three days, we'll be without him, and we'll have to deal with it.feedback

Sep 04 2017

He's had an outstanding season, and I thought he took another big step today. If you want to call yourself an ace, you have to be able to match up against their No. 1 guy.feedback

Sep 03 2017

I think it is important to his development because you have to be able to do that. If you want to call yourself an ace, you have to be able to match up against their No. 1 guy.feedback

Sep 02 2017

It was a root canal, not his real front tooth, and he did not sleep much last night.feedback

Sep 02 2017

I think it's a very good relationship. I think it could be helpful getting Matt back, and not just for his presence in the lineup. If we get the guy that we had in the first half, it's extremely important.feedback

Sep 01 2017

I don't care where it comes from, we just need it. And it doesn't have to be the same guy every day. We all know that Greg Bird has that ability – we've seen him do it before. It's nice to see.feedback

Sep 01 2017

As you move hitters around, as they earn their spot up in the lineup; sometimes you try different things when a guy is struggling. And I've tried moving him to two. I've had him fourth or five. So I just moved him to sixth.feedback

Aug 31 2017

I think it is who he is. It is what has made him so great for so long. It is a guy you have been able to count on most of his career after tough losses.feedback

Aug 30 2017

We're in charge of our own destiny, and we have to win games. But it's impossible not to look at the scoreboard. It's right there. I'd have to really have my head in the sand not to see the scores of games. But we have to worry about ourselves.feedback

Aug 30 2017

I'm not gonna downplay the magnitude of this series. I'm not going to. It's a really important series for us. If you're gonna rely on one or two guys during the course of the whole season, you're gonna be in trouble, probably.feedback

Aug 30 2017

But before we get to that, we got to take care of business today. It's been talked about a couple of different times. I mean, we discuss everything, what we feel he needs, what we need to do to keep players on the field all the time. Right now, he feels pretty good.feedback

Aug 28 2017

We've talked about it a number of times, and he says no, he doesn't think so. I just thought he's been missing some pitches that he was hitting in the first half.feedback

Aug 28 2017

I'm probably going to give him a couple of days off to see if that is something that helps him. Sometimes, just a couple of days away can refresh a guy and get him back on track. It's not what you really want to do. We've tried a lot of different other things and now we're going to try this.feedback

Aug 28 2017

He's played in a lot of games, and I just think it might be time to give him a couple of days. I just want him to take a mental day and a physical day and just rest. He hasn't had many of those days. I think in the long run, this is going to help us.feedback

Aug 26 2017

When you look at it, it's going to come down to the blown chances early in that game.feedback

Aug 25 2017

If one catcher is not available because he's suspended, we're going to have to find another one. We'll figure it out.feedback

Aug 25 2017

I don't think any games are good news, because these guys are important to us. But we've got to deal with it. Somebody's got to step up in their absence, and we'll find a way to do it.feedback

Aug 24 2017

It got to the heat of the moment, and boys are going to be boys in the heat of the moment.feedback

Aug 22 2017

He's been pretty consistent. He's been pretty locked in.feedback

Aug 19 2017

[Sale has] pitched really well against us. I think the credit has to go to our pitching staff and what they've done.feedback

Aug 19 2017

If he's hurt, he's masking it well. We've asked him again today.feedback

Aug 19 2017

We had not made up our minds completely as of yesterday what we were going to do. I just wasn't quite ready to make the decision. When you think about what this guy has done in – how many years has he been closing? Seven? Eight? – it's been really special. All closers are going to go through a hard time. We just weren't quite ready to make a decision.feedback

Aug 17 2017

We've got to get him going.feedback

Aug 17 2017

I think we're going to have him throw a little bit more and see how he feels.feedback

Aug 15 2017

It's really become important now just because of the injuries that we've had. When you talk about spring training and you go to camp and people said, You have five healthy starters.' Well, you'd better have nine or 10.feedback

Aug 14 2017

I think it's a challenge for any young pitcher, but I think for the most part this kid has handled the challenges pretty well. His last three outings, two of them were really, really good. He faced a very potent Cleveland lineup last week and pitched extremely well, a team that was one run away from winning the World Series last year, so he's handled it pretty well.feedback

Aug 14 2017

When George was around, he might have been more vocal, but we understand the importance. For us, in the standings, it's important. There will be a ton of excitement in both stadiums.feedback

Aug 14 2017

We're usually not in a rivalry week for 10 days. But somehow we found a way to do it this year.feedback

Aug 12 2017

Well, it's not what you want this time of year. We've had a couple people nicked up. Some guys are going to have to step up. It's probably a darn good thing we made the additions we made, or we'd be really, really short.feedback

Aug 12 2017

He came to us and just said he felt that his arm was tired from here on down. His arm, his fingers, his hand. And we waited a couple of days to see if he felt it came back and it just didn't, so we decided to put him on the D.L.feedback

Aug 12 2017

From a structural standpoint he comes out fine. From a strength standpoint he comes out fine. You can M.R.I. every pitcher and you're going to find inflammation somewhere. So we decided he just needs a break.feedback

Aug 12 2017

I don't think this will be too long. We're just figuring he needs 10 days.feedback

Aug 12 2017

You've got to stay in striking distance, so when you have a chance to play them, you can make up ground. You can't rely on other teams. These are important games.feedback

Aug 11 2017

This is something he's been dealing with for a couple years. He's usually been able to run off a number of starts after he's taken a rest and had some treatment and medicine. Once we get him back healthy, I don't anticipate it being start to start, me holding my breath. It's just getting it cleaned up, in a sense, get the pain out of there, and I think he'd be good to go for a while.feedback

Aug 10 2017

It's a really good possibility it will be Monty on Sunday.feedback

Aug 10 2017

Your hope is he can pick up where he left off. That would be ideal. On base, driving in runs, he was playing a very good center field.feedback

Aug 10 2017

I want to see CC tomorrow before we make a decision. Maybe the medicine is working. Let's just see. I want to talk to him first, basically. He can believe what he wants. I had a hard time containing myself last night and I'm still laughing about it.feedback

Aug 07 2017

You're going to look – it's impossible not to. I haven't seen a ballpark where they put it behind you. You pay attention, of course.feedback

Aug 06 2017

The start is not the message. The message came from us verbally that, Your defense needs to improve. That you need to get better. You need to work at it.' We have stressed how important it is. There are certain situations that some people may not think that something that happens in the game affects the next game. It could if it leads to 10 extra pitches for a reliever.feedback

Aug 06 2017

I really loved what Romine did. I think [Brett Gardner] can DH today.feedback

Aug 06 2017

The only way to get better is to practice.feedback

Aug 06 2017

I think if he catches to his ability, then we can DH other people and have his bat in the lineup. I think that is where we will be at our best.feedback

Aug 06 2017

What you have to do is develop habits – good habits – so it becomes instinctual.feedback

Aug 06 2017

The start is not the message. The message came from us verbally: Your defense needs to improve. You need to get better at it and you need to work at it. He's worked at it, but we've expressed how important it is.feedback

Aug 03 2017

We just wanted Sonny to be Sonny.feedback

Aug 03 2017

You look at these guys their second halves – Judge and especially Holliday – it's nothing compared to what their first halves have been. And these guys are really important to us. Again, you can keep running them out there, and then you can run them into the ground, and that probably doesn't help. Or you can say, Hey, I'm going to give you a day and see if we can get things straightened out.feedback

Aug 03 2017

Mechanically, he's a little bit off, and he's missing some pitches that he wasn't missing the first half of the season, and those are leading to his problems.feedback

Aug 02 2017

We thought we would have enough time to get it in. I think they were trying to protect both sides from using a starter and blowing a starter after two or three innings.feedback

Aug 02 2017

It's not going to be a surprise when Cleveland sees him. They know what kind of stuff he has. As far as expectations, you just hope that he doesn't get too excited tomorrow and he just goes out and pitches the way he's capable of pitching. And if he does that, that's going to be pretty good.feedback

Aug 01 2017

And we're excited to have them here.feedback

Jul 28 2017

We're very relieved. I'm sure it was an uncomfortable night for him last night, but he's back in the lineup. I'm sure the ribbing from his teammates will continue for a few days.feedback

Jul 26 2017

That was maybe some of the best stuff he's had all year long.feedback

Jul 25 2017

They perform very well, and all the parts are somewhat interchangeable.feedback

Jul 25 2017

Nothing is ever permanent in this game. He's going to get the opportunity to play. And I told him I'll let him know and prepare him for those days. This game is based on performance, and this is a league that is based on performance. Right now he's kind of in that role of a fourth outfielder.feedback

Jul 25 2017

Exactly what I say, when I talk to players, that's between us. But I told him what he needed to be prepared for and what your expectation are for him. I could use him off of the bench to pinch-run and do a lot of those things. Players don't like it, but it was a decision I had to make.feedback

Jul 23 2017

It's tough to address a player that's had a really good career and tell him that you're going to go with somebody younger and the hot hand. That's never an easy conversation, but it is a part of the game that you have to deal with. The big thing is, we're not saying it's permanent. But when he gets his chances, it's important that he plays well.feedback

Jul 23 2017

It's frustrating. Our guys kept fighting back. We were never able to get the lead, and we weren't able to hold them off.feedback

Jul 22 2017

We're not sure it's the exact same spot. He'll probably go on the DL starting tomorrow. It's frustrating, he's frustrated. He had an MRI this morning, and we've got to put him down for a bit.feedback

Jul 21 2017

It shows you he understands. He has to get after it from the first hitter because if he doesn't, two runs could beat you when you're facing guys like that. He competed extremely well.feedback

Jul 19 2017

He's going to have a crash course on it.feedback

Jul 19 2017

I just feel like we're poised to make a good little run here. I like what our pitchers are doing and the way they're competing. Offensively, we'll get going and we'll put things together.feedback

Jul 19 2017

That's something we have to sort through. (Headley's) played both, and he's played a lot at first, and he's played a lot at third, so it's something that we need to sort through.feedback

Jul 19 2017

It should tell them, Hey, we're in this,' and we need to continue to play and play hard and play better than we've done. But it should be a pick-me-up in there in a sense, like, Hey, there's a lot of people who believe in this club.feedback

Jul 19 2017

You're talking about a lot of hard throwers. Guys with strikeouts. A guy needs a day off, really, anyone can move into a spot.feedback

Jul 19 2017

I think it's a pretty substantial deal for us. Getting another power bat, also getting two short-inning guys who can make our bullpen really versatile.feedback

Jul 18 2017

He continues to have that smile on his face and plays loose. I haven't seen him press.feedback

Jul 18 2017

Those are two power arms, who have strikeout stuff, and just adding to what we got.feedback

Jul 18 2017

It's really tough to get on track when you missed two really whole years.feedback

Jul 18 2017

I know it kind of defies logic. But Bartolo's mechanics have always been pretty simple. His control has been really good. He uses more pitches now than he did before. He uses his breaking ball and changeup more now than he did before. I think in this day that if anyone is pitching at 44, you're surprised. But if you were to say someone is, I'm not surprised it's Bartolo.feedback

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Jul 18 2017

You wonder if during the break, some guys kind of got out of rhythm a little bit. The only way to get back into rhythm is to keep playing. Even though we only scored two runs, I thought we swung the bat a lot better than that tonight.feedback

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Jul 18 2017

Is there a chance? Yeah, maybe.feedback

Jul 18 2017

There are probably some guys who are a little fatigued. But it's something we're used to at this part of the schedule.feedback

Jul 18 2017

He's just a little off. There were pitches that he probably missed that a lot of time he hits, but you're going to go through that in the course of a season. That's not unusual.feedback

Jul 18 2017

It's really tough to get untracked when you've missed, really, two whole years. Hopefully he can get back before the end of the season and get some at-bats and be helpful and productive, but that's something we're just going to have to wait and see.feedback

Jul 16 2017

We are going in the right direction.feedback

Jul 16 2017

It's a good feeling. Our guys were really good at tacking on.feedback

Jul 16 2017

It's a huge win for this team with the way some of the things had gone.feedback

Jul 16 2017

It is an important win.feedback

Jul 16 2017

I expect him to pitch well. That's the bottom line, that's why I'm running him out there. What do you mean what do I expect? I wouldn't run him out there if I didn't think he was qualified for the job.feedback

Jul 15 2017

It's a good feeling. That's a long grueling game and Matt Holliday hits a huge home run in the ninth inning to tie it up that led to however many innings we played.feedback

Jul 15 2017

He's not a guy that's ever thrown a whole lot of sliders or changeups behind in the count. It's something that it would help if he grew into that. He has been for the most part a one-pitch, sometimes a two-pitch guy, but as you get older and you're seen more, you have to make adjustments.feedback

Jul 15 2017

No, he hasn't. We're trying to put our finger on it, too, just like everyone else.feedback

Jul 09 2017

The big thing is we need to play better. You can't worry so much about where you are. We have to play better, and we just haven't done that lately.feedback

Jul 09 2017

It's a really significant trip for us.feedback

Jul 08 2017

That's a big win. Clint's at-bats all day were good, and to hit a three-run walk-off homer, we needed that.feedback

Jul 08 2017

It's pretty special. That's a pretty special name. The average he's hit for, the defense he's played. It's been a special first half.feedback

Jul 07 2017

I don't think I would be too happy about it. Because I think only the players know. I would be a little upset about someone questioning my desire and my integrity.feedback

Jul 07 2017

That's a pretty special name he passed. It is really incredible what he has done in the first half of this season.feedback

Jul 07 2017

We don't feel he's ready to play this weekend, so he won't play in the All-Star Game; then we'll have him, hopefully, the following weekend. He's doing fine.feedback

Jul 07 2017

There is frustration on a lot of our parts – his part, our part, the organization's part –because he hasn't been able to get to what he considers his ankle right. We're trying to figure it out and get some answers.feedback

Jul 07 2017

The expectation is he will D.H. the next two days in Scranton or Trenton.feedback

Jul 07 2017

He's done everything that we've asked him to do as far as getting him on the field, productive and getting him back on track. It just hasn't happened yet.feedback

Jul 05 2017

His slider has not been good. He needs to find that because that pitch is really important to him.feedback

Jul 05 2017

You can turn it around and get hot and win a lot of games like we were before.feedback

Jul 05 2017

In the short term I'm concerned about him. Long term I'm not.feedback

Jul 04 2017

Originally our plan was Greg Bird to be our first baseman, and he's hurt. We called up Tyler Austin and he got hurt. So it is what it is and we'll continue to go day by day.feedback

Jul 04 2017

I think you really notice it on the road, the buzz that he creates when we take B.P. You hear a lot of oohs and ahhs. Our fans get to see it a lot of times during the games here, but now they're going to get a chance to see it in B.P.feedback

Jul 03 2017

He has some hurdles, he hasn't started running yet, but I think there's a chance.feedback

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I watch him take BP, and he uses the whole field. So he'll do the same thing. Players, you want them to go enjoy the All-Star Game, because it's something they've earned. But you do worry about fatigue for those guys, because they've got to travel. The good thing is we have a Sunday day game here. It'll be easy to get down there. So it shouldn't be too bad.feedback

Jul 03 2017

I think it's part of our game that the fans really look forward to, and you just let it go. My thought process is you never want to take honors away, because they've earned them, in a sense. I'm O.K. with the opportunities.feedback

Jul 02 2017

We're in a frustrating part of our year. I think this week is really important at home for us to go and get things turned around and win games that we're supposed to.feedback

Jul 01 2017

I think he learned a lot. Probably the biggest thing he probably learned if I had to guess was I want people to talk about me because of the way I play not because of the way I wear my hair or some things that may be perceived that I say or do.feedback

Jul 01 2017

Their offense is relentless.feedback

Jun 30 2017

I'm not blaming the White Sox, but it is something that needs to be inspected. It should've been padded or not put there or put lower because if the kid doesn't hit the electrical box, he might still be hurt but my guess is he doesn't rupture his patellar tendon.feedback

Jun 30 2017

If you are going to bring up an everyday player and you foresee as an everyday player in the future, you are going to play him pretty often.feedback

Jun 30 2017

The young man is a talented kid. He has the ability to play offense and defense. He has power. He has made adjustments to his game. He was not overwhelmed in spring training. I think sometimes you worry about kids being overwhelmed in their first big league spring training, he was not.feedback

Jun 30 2017

When you rupture a patellar tendon, you're looking at at least six months. He's was really down and probably scared. He's been a pretty healthy player and he plays really hard.feedback

Jun 30 2017

He had a great day and it's hard to send him down. We look at him as an everyday third baseman in the future. He's going to be out awhile.feedback

Jun 29 2017

I think you're teaching more now than you were a couple weeks ago. You were teaching, but you're teaching more now because there's no many young kids.feedback

Jun 29 2017

As far as being a manager, you look at the pieces you have every day. I think the trickiest part for me is the order you put them because you don't have a lot of experience with them and you don't want to give them too much too early, but they have a chance to shine.feedback

Jun 29 2017

You have to make adjustments. A lot of times division winners are determined by who survives the injuries the best because it is such a long season. We have to survive this.feedback

Jun 27 2017

He's been on the field every day, and he's meant a lot to us. You think about in a week's time, you lose your 2, 4 and 5 hitters. That's a lot to lose. So some guys have to step up.feedback

Jun 26 2017

There's a chance I'll give him off one of these days. There really are no restrictions.feedback

Jun 26 2017

We had a really good thing going when we had all four outfielders going, and we were able to move around. One comes up, one goes down,'. We've got to figure that out.feedback

Jun 26 2017

We sent him to the doctors,'. I think we'll have a better idea after the tests come through.feedback

Jun 24 2017

He's really in a funk and we've got to get him out of it. Probably tried to do a little too much.feedback

Jun 24 2017

Tyler had started to swing the bat pretty well, and we felt it was maybe time to give him an opportunity.feedback

Jun 24 2017

We just felt it was time. I really believe that Chris gave us everything he had, and he worked hard and tried to make adjustments and just never seemed to get on track.feedback

Jun 23 2017

If you're going to compete at a high level, you can't keep making the mistakes that we're making.feedback

Jun 22 2017

When you are going bad and not doing the things you need to do to win, this is what happens.feedback

Jun 22 2017

Great leader, big bat in the middle of the order that is extremely productive, grinds out at-bats and brings an attitude every day. Expects big things from himself every day.feedback

Jun 21 2017

It's nice. It's been a frustrating week, no doubt about it.feedback

Jun 21 2017

Trying to get him a clean inning and it didn't work. He'll get back on track.feedback

Jun 21 2017

There's a long way to go, I understand that, but we need to play better. I don't think the first 60 games were an accident. We played pretty well during those games.feedback

Jun 21 2017

I think you find out a lot about the makeup of your club when you go through tough times.feedback

Jun 20 2017

They see a corner of the bag. They think can manipulate their body to score the run. And every time I see a guy slide headfirst, I cringe, just because you worry about the hands, you worry about the shoulders.feedback

Jun 20 2017

The only thing that would work is if baseball came out and said headfirst was illegal, because you're asking someone to take the competitiveness out of them that helped them to get to that point, and that's not going to happen.feedback

Jun 20 2017

It just seems like players are forgetting how to slide today. I think slides have become a lot more creative at home plate because catchers don't block the plate, and now I'm starting to rethink the rule, thinking the baserunners are the ones really at risk here because you see more guys slide in headfirst than ever before.feedback

Jun 20 2017

To me, it's a tiny setback. He's going to miss 300 at-bats, or whatever it is. But to me it's not a huge setback. It's frustrating for him and all of us because you wanted to see him play and continue to develop. But in the whole scope of his career, I don't think it's going to be really that big.feedback

Jun 20 2017

I watch him take B.P., and he uses the whole field. So he'll do the same thing. You tell your base runners all the time, do not slide headfirst. The only thing that would work is if baseball came out and said headfirst is illegal.feedback

Jun 18 2017

Not very fun. They're not going to be perfect all the time. For the rest of the year these guys are going to be somewhat tired, that's just the bottom line.feedback

Jun 18 2017

It's just kind of the way the trip has went. If you're a player that's being paid and you're eligible, you show up. This is something I've heard from a couple different people about – you're going to fly him across the country for one day? How many divisions have been lost by one game? How many playoff spots have not been guaranteed because of one game?feedback

Jun 17 2017

This is a guy we relied on heavily the last three or four years, and we need a good start from him.feedback

Jun 17 2017

Of course you miss Chapman because it makes your bullpen longer, but the fact that they threw 16 innings in three days, it just kind of messed it up.feedback

Jun 17 2017

It's part of the game. Every team is going to go through it. I'm pleased with the way we're fighting back, and that will bode well during the course of the season. Right now our bullpen is in a little bit of disarray. We'll get it straightened out and we'll be fine.feedback

Jun 17 2017

You're getting in late at nights, you're traveling a lot. But this is nothing new. This has been going on for 30 to 40 years. This is the life of baseball players. It's not like every team doesn't go through this. It's not like Reggie Jackson's generation didn't go through it. It's not like my generation didn't go through it.feedback

Jun 16 2017

It hurts. It's a matter of a couple inches that you lose that game and it's frustrating. It's been a tough grind here. The guys have played extremely hard and we've had some long games and some late nights and you've got to fight through it.feedback

Jun 14 2017

The results, they haven't been great, is the bottom line.feedback

Jun 14 2017

We're going to make sure he's healthy before he takes the mound. We're not going to send him out there because there's risk of a lot of other things that could happen.feedback

Jun 14 2017

I think anything's a possibility. I think you have to make a determination on how the player is doing. You just let it play out. You want to see him swinging the bat and making hard contact. I think that's the big thing – that he feels good at the plate. I'm not there, so I'm not necessarily watching the whole at-bat and how he's reacting to pitches, but when you look at the numbers, they're not what we expected from Greg Bird.feedback

Jun 12 2017

He hit a line drive to right field. It was just a line drive. Most guys, they're hoping it gets in the gap. It just went out. I mean, his power is incredible.feedback

Jun 11 2017

How could you not get excited over a home run like that?feedback

Jun 10 2017

Our people determined that he's not ready to come back yet.feedback

Jun 09 2017

He can follow his career as far as production.feedback

Jun 09 2017

He continues to shine. I think at times he was frustrated last year because he was struggling, but he believes in himself.feedback

Jun 09 2017

Whenever you don't do something well for a while, it's human nature to question yourself. But you're a professional athlete. You've got to get back up and fight, and you got to get through it. And we've got to get him some success.feedback

Jun 09 2017

There's a lot of factors. He's had some trouble with Baltimore this year. And the extra day is not going to hurt him.feedback

Jun 09 2017

Hey, this guy's supposed to be our ace. If you want to look at it that way, you can look at it that way. We just thought that pitching in Anaheim is what's best for him.feedback

Jun 09 2017

I just think Baltimore is really familiar with him. This gives him a chance to work a little bit more and get himself back on track.feedback

Jun 09 2017

Right now, we're on schedule.feedback

Jun 07 2017

Because of the way he competes, he has always been that guy [who comes back]. He is a fierce competitor. When you have that in you, you have the ability to make changes and to figure things out. It took him some time. It took him some time to figure out what he had to do. CC, there is a lot of heart in that guy.feedback

Jun 07 2017

He'll have a couple of outings down there, and maybe we'll get him back.feedback

Jun 07 2017

It's really hard to ignore what Aaron Hicks has done. Now you have probably your three top on-base guys at the top of the lineup. I decided it's probably best to not ignore what Hicksie is doing, put him up there and put Sanchez in more of maybe a traditional R.B.I. spot and see if it gets him going.feedback

Jun 07 2017

I think that's human nature. I'm not going to lie to you. Any of us who goes through what he's went through is probably going to be frustrated and have a little doubt. But he's a professional athlete. You've got to get back up and fight, and you got to get through it.feedback

Jun 07 2017

I'm always asked about the health question, but he comes in every day and says he feels good. We just think that mechanically, he's a little bit off.feedback

Jun 07 2017

This guy has been the ace of our staff the last three years, and I don't think you just forget how to pitch. For him, like I said, it's been the inconsistent stuff that's really killed him, and we've got to find a way to get him back on track.feedback

Jun 06 2017

I think it's big. I think it's a big homestand. We're playing Boston and Baltimore. You don't want to get ahead too far but these are really important games. We're in a stretch of 13 in our division in a row. We get to go home now. We've got to play better.feedback

Jun 06 2017

I know we've talked about that a lot, but how do you explain the shutout in Boston? How do you explain his last game? If a guy is injured, he's injured and there's not going to be good starts. To me, it's just the inconsistency. He hasn't been consistent this year.feedback

Jun 04 2017

The kid can pitch. I'm more athletic. I don't fit the script anymore.feedback

Jun 04 2017

Smoak has swung the bat all year, and he made us pay.feedback

Jun 03 2017

We're getting it from all spots in the lineup, which is really nice.feedback

Jun 01 2017

I just thought he was in a lot of bad counts tonight. His slider was not sharp tonight. He managed to get through a few innings and then he made some mistakes after that.feedback

Jun 01 2017

The big thing about the home run derby is you don't get hurt, and you don't change your swing. But this is a guy – his line drives go out. The only thing that really doesn't go out is his ground balls, and he's not trying to hit those anyway.feedback

Jun 01 2017

Sometimes when you're going better, you probably see more pitches because you're more comfortable.feedback

Jun 01 2017

I think we're probably judging him off of last year, when he was not human.feedback

Jun 01 2017

We've just kind of moved him up slowly. It's the best numbers on the team. We just felt it was time to move him again. We feel our lineup is pretty complete.feedback

May 30 2017

At times, we've been a little inconsistent in what we've done. All teams go through that. At times, we've pitched really, really well and haven't scored runs. At times, we've scored runs and haven't pitched really, really well. But I think during the course of the season, you're going to go through that, or you're going to end up with 120 wins, and that hasn't happened.feedback

May 29 2017

I hope it just gave him a chance to refresh himself.feedback

May 28 2017

I think he expected it to happen last year, just like he expected it to happen this year. But this year he's made better pitches.feedback

May 26 2017

What sign would you say that he is hurt? Ineffectiveness? So if a guy goes 0 for 20, are we to assume that he's hurt? I'm not trying to make fun of this, but there's no drop-off in velocity, there's no extra treatment, he hasn't said he couldn't do a bullpen, he hasn't said he couldn't take a start. Seeing swings and misses on them – where at-bats aren't prolonged – becomes really important.feedback

May 26 2017

And we look for signs, too. There's been none of that. It's been a struggle, and it's been the consistency of his pitches. There's nothing that leads us to believe there's an injury. It's just inconsistency.feedback

May 26 2017

He's a perfectionist. When he gives up one hit, he's mad. So you can imagine what he's going through with the struggles that he's been through. But he's a very determined guy and I believe he'll get this ironed out.feedback

May 25 2017

Obviously we're going to miss him for a while now. He plays hard.feedback

May 23 2017

That's who he was. Derek was all about winning. I feel the same about that kid. It is very genuine. He is all about the team. His encouragement of players, helping guys, being upbeat all the time -- it is really kind of cool to witness. , Let's go get some more runs., Nice play.feedback

May 23 2017

I think he does things, like Derek did, when Derek was young, just by example. People are going to say, That's pretty neat, I'm going to do that.feedback

May 22 2017

It's troubling, but we're not in the business of saying the world is coming to an end.feedback

May 22 2017

It's the tying run, so of course we're going to replay it. I didn't know if he was safe or out, but as soon as the play happened, I put my hand up.feedback

May 22 2017

Well, I think, when I look at where we are, I think getting a little bit more consistent length out of our starters is probably the most. Because our bullpen, at times, is fairly taxed. And for them to be successful, you know, you have to keep from them being taxed.feedback

May 21 2017

In today's world, they look at everything. They're going to look at how high your arm is, they're going to look at stride length, they're going to look at extension, they're going to look at grip. They're going to look at everything to figure out why isn't it consistent like it used to be.feedback

May 20 2017

Sometimes, you try to go back to something that felt comfortable. Maybe you feel that it's going to make your stuff better, and a big part of having success at this level is the mental part, too. That's a feeling sometimes that can actually help you perform better.feedback

May 18 2017

To me, he looks pretty similar. He doesn't throw as hard, but I think his location and the development of his stuff is much better. He's much more consistent hitting his spots.feedback

May 18 2017

I think we're more athletic than we've been for the last couple of years, and we try to take advantage of some situations. It's easier to score runs. In our ballpark, it's difficult to score some guys from second on a ball hit to right field. But with speed, you've got a better chance. You've got a better chance to score guys from first on doubles, that sort of thing. And it puts more pressure on the defense.feedback

May 17 2017

There's a lot of stuff said in arbitration. It's part of the business, and I've said all along it can be the real ugly part of the business. You could argue, the last two years, he's been the best reliever in the game. You can put his numbers up against anyone. So I don't see why it won't translate to the closer's role.feedback

May 14 2017

I think Dellin is probably welcoming the challenge.feedback

May 14 2017

I was shocked. You definitely lose location and sharpness, and also you lose a little bit of strength. He abused a little bit on how much he made me pitch.feedback

May 14 2017

I'm sure a lot of players have it, but it takes a while to really manifest itself to where it really bothers you, and maybe the game in Chicago is what kind of put it over the edge.feedback

May 14 2017

He's not replaceable. I mean, you can't replace an arm like that. You just kind of move everyone back a little bit.feedback

May 14 2017

He said he was fine. Nothing. No pain.feedback

May 10 2017

I feel like we can play this way. You know, you go back the last four months of last year and the first month this year, and we've played really well. You know, .700 baseball is a really high clip – I get that – but I told you coming out of spring training that I like this team, and I still like them.feedback

May 10 2017

Well, you can't doubt yourself. That's kind of stupid if you go up there and say, Well, I'm really not this good.' Whoever does that in anything in life? You've got to believe in yourself.feedback

May 08 2017

You worry about them some in the next couple of days. I'm giving a couple of them days off today and maybe one or two of them through the next couple of days. Their legs are tired, beat up.feedback

May 08 2017

You see how Strop a lot of times throws the ball underhanded, you figure that maybe he has a problem with some touch throws. That's why we did it.feedback

May 08 2017

Hicks continues to shine. Everyone is swinging the bat. It is a really good problem to have and I know I'm sure guys don't want to sit down, but I think over the long haul this will help every one of them, and I think that it will keep them fresh.feedback

May 08 2017

It's just a crazy game.feedback

May 08 2017

I thought he was just a little off. He was behind in some counts. It looked like he was just missing.feedback

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May 08 2017

I want him to pick it up a little bit today and throw a little bit more. He said he substantially feels better today than he did yesterday. I would think he'd be a full player tomorrow.feedback

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May 07 2017

Any manager would like to win. They hadn't won it in so long. I love where I'm at. I love what we are doing. I love the talent in our organization.feedback

May 07 2017

New York has been home to us. As a baseball player, you move around a lot. The Yankees have been great to me. They have been loyal to me and I have been loyal to them. This is home for us. We have made it our home. I wanted to stay. He was probably like, What is this kid doing? I was in complete awe. The numbers that he had put up, just thinking about [how] I'd seen him hit so many home runs against the Cubs, it was unbelievable.feedback

May 07 2017

I was happy for them. I think about all the people who have been waiting and waiting and waiting. My father waited and waited and never got to see it. I'm happy for the people who are Cubs fans because it is a long time coming.feedback

May 07 2017

I followed him the whole way. I couldn't separate that I was on the same field as Mike Schmidt, or was I mad all the heartache he caused my family because he killed the Cubs -- killed them. It was just really, really weird.feedback

May 06 2017

He is having a blast.feedback

May 05 2017

We've gotten off to a pretty good start here, but there's a long ways to go.feedback

May 05 2017

It gives our guys a lot of confidence to never say die.feedback

May 04 2017

Our lineup has worked so well, kind of spreading out the speed, and a lot of people have been getting on base, and we've had contributions from everyone. So we've been scoring runs in all different parts of our lineup, so I've kind of left it.feedback

May 02 2017

He's a little bit like Derek (Jeter), to me. He's got a smile all the time. He loves to play the game. You always think he's going to do the right thing on the field and off the field.feedback

May 02 2017

I was more surprised by our 1-4 start than where we are today. I felt that we were going to score more runs, which we have. I felt like the bullpen was going to be really good. The one question mark that everyone had a little bit was how are our starting pitchers were going to do. And they've done a great job. And I understand that's a big comparison. But I remember Derek when he was young, and he grew into that leadership role.feedback

May 02 2017

When you look at him, he has a presence about him. He plays the game to win all the time and that's the most important thing. It's not about what you did that day.feedback

May 02 2017

I just didn't feel like there was a lot of explosion in his lower half. Yesterday was the first day I really, really noticed. He said he just felt like his ankle wasn't working properly. It's just not healing as quick as we want, so we're going to try something else. We're pretty confident there are no breaks. But bone bruises, they're tricky. Yesterday, to me, it really looked like it affected him in his swings.feedback

May 02 2017

He's stiff today. We'll wait a couple days before we make a decision on what we're going to do with him. If he hasn't made some improvement, and we feel like he's not a complete player, then we've probably got to make a move.feedback

May 01 2017

He is a little bit like Derek for me. He has a smile all the time. He loves to play the game. You always think he is going to do the right thing on the field and off the field. He has a presence about him. He plays the game to win all the time and that is the most important thing. It is not about what you did that day.feedback

May 01 2017

I see him doing things the right way on the field and off the field. That is the way Derek was, as well, when he was young.feedback

May 01 2017

I understand that is a big comparison, but I remember Derek when he was young. He grew into that leadership role but that was Derek. Derek loved to have fun, loved to laugh and loved to play the game.feedback

Apr 30 2017

I think you'd sign up for that.feedback

Apr 28 2017

It's command of his fastball. I think his slider has had more depth and has been more consistent at times. I think it ran into somewhat of a cutter last year; he was kind of throwing through it. And his changeup has improved. Those are the three differences for him.feedback

Apr 28 2017

I wasn't worried; I felt the talent was there. I think it was difficult trying to figure out who the fourth and fifth starters were going to be. I wasn't worried about Tanaka; he had a great spring, and he was the one who started off the slowest, so that makes no sense. C. C., I liked where he was considering he was coming off a procedure, and by the end I felt pretty good about him.feedback

Apr 27 2017

It is impressive what he has done.feedback

Apr 27 2017

He went toe-to-toe with Chris Sale.feedback

Apr 26 2017

We'll see him sometime in the next series.feedback

Apr 22 2017

I think you have to be ready to hit his mistakes. You've got to assume you're probably not going to be in a lot of 2-0s, 3-1s today. You're going to have to be ready to hit the pitches you're able to handle.feedback

Apr 22 2017

Every American League team is going to sign a guy to D.H. that's probably going to hit in the first five spots. That's the bottom line, but we all have to deal with it.feedback

Apr 22 2017

I'm scared to death of motorcycles. I'm scared of heights. I think golfing is a risk.feedback

Apr 17 2017

Our pitching has been really good. Starters have done a tremendous job in this streak and they've gotten deeper into games and held the other teams in check. To me, the bullpen has been really consistent the whole year so they've done the whole thing the whole year. But the starters got deeper and pitched really well.feedback

Apr 17 2017

You want him to keep building and gain some momentum.feedback

Apr 17 2017

You'd like to have some consistency. If you remember the first three or four days, we used pretty much the same lineup. Then we started to get nicked up a little bit, and we had some sickness and some guys were really struggling, so we moved some people around.feedback

Apr 17 2017

Cassie was pretty good driving in runs last year. For him, it's not trying to do too much. When he tries to use the whole field, that's when he's really dangerous, and that's what you want him to continue to do.feedback

Apr 16 2017

You always know the league's going to pay attention to what you do, and they're going to try to combat it. But I've said all along, if we can get that extra base, let's get it.feedback

Apr 15 2017

I think it's always important to play extremely well at home because your club ideally is built around your park. So I think it's important. We've won some close games, which I think are extremely important and we've had some come from behind wins, which I think are extremely important. So it's good to get off to a good start.feedback

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Apr 12 2017

You can talk about a guy who throws 92, and they say: 'You know what? It doesn't play at 92; it plays at 96'. And that's hard for your mind to say, I need to turn it up more than it really is.' Deception is something you love to say that you could really teach. But I think it's just in deliveries. I think it's in the size of a person. I think it's sometimes how they hide the baseball different than other guys, and I think this kid has deception.feedback

Apr 12 2017

He's a four-pitch mix guy. He has different ways of getting people out.feedback

Apr 10 2017

It's an opportunity for other guys to step up. Romine and Higgy are going to have to step up in his absence. It's not what you want to see. The kid's very talented and has done some really good things in his short career, but the other guys get an opportunity now.feedback

Apr 10 2017

I don't think so. As a coach, manager, support staff, our job is always to make them better. I never stop believing that people can become better.feedback

Apr 07 2017

I think the first thing we need to see is fastball command. If he has that, I believe, he can get deep into games. And that is what we continue to stress during spring training to him, pitching down in the zone. You can elevate from time to time, but if you live up between the thighs and the waist you're going to get hit hard. I think if you had went through this for a couple years you would seriously consider that. But we have to remember how young he is. I think it's a growing process and I think it's way too early in his career to decide that.feedback

Apr 06 2017

They're not just going up there swinging, swinging, swinging.feedback

Apr 05 2017

You don't always know the validity of [reports of a possible ownership bid], but I know he loves the game and I think he'd be a great owner. And if it is the case, I wish him the best of luck.feedback

Apr 05 2017

It had become somewhat of a distraction, and I didn't want that in here and he didn't want that, and he made a choice. I think he made a wise decision, because he's realizing that … he wants the focus to be on how he plays, not how he looks.feedback

Apr 05 2017

You're missing a very good shortstop with an extremely strong arm that hit 20-plus homers that you feel is growing as an offensive player. So you're going to miss that. Didi's a guy that can hit somewhere in the middle of the order, too. But saying that – Torreyes and Kozma, I just want them to be themselves. Don't go out there and try to be Didi. I think those two guys really understand that pretty well.feedback

Mar 30 2017

When I look at guys that have to go through lineups two and three times, you better locate. You can get away with power fastballs when a guy only sees you once, but you can't do that when they're seeing you two and three at-bats. That was the thing to me that got him in the most trouble last year.feedback

Mar 30 2017

The thing is, I don't want guys looking over their shoulder every start they go out or, if you're an outfielder, every start that you have. But this is a performance-based business, so you have to perform. He has room. He's our right fielder, we're going to run him out there. We've seen a lot of times, guys have great spring trainings and get off to slow starts; vice versa. Sometimes they have great spring trainings and get off to great starts. But it's not going to be a day-to-day basis, a week-to-week basis. This kid is going to play.feedback

Mar 29 2017

Obviously, we've got a lot to discuss here.feedback

Mar 29 2017

When you look at Judge, you don't want him to sit. If there's not enough at-bats, that would be the thing that would keep him off the team.feedback

Mar 23 2017

We have seven or eight days to figure this out, but I liked what I saw. A lot.feedback

Mar 22 2017

I look at where we are now as an organization and, obviously, I wasn't here when the Bernies and the Jorges were here, this is a pretty impressive group and I [wonder] 'Could this group be better than that group?'. I don't know. There are some really talented players. That group has got Hall of Famers everywhere and if they are not Hall of Famers, then they are right next to a Hall of Famer.feedback

Mar 21 2017

It's someone we're going to miss. Guys are going to have to step up.feedback

Mar 17 2017

I'm happy for our guys. They pitched well and our guys played good defense behind them, and it's fun. Obviously, it means more if it's during the regular season, but still, it's a no-hitter.feedback

Mar 17 2017

You don't want to jinx it.feedback

Mar 17 2017

I believe so. They took care of their bodies, they got their rest; they did all the things they needed to do. We were all young once and we like to go out. But you get caught up in that and get in a lot of trouble and it will affect your performance on the field. Those guys handled it extremely well.feedback

Mar 14 2017

Obviously, there's value to the W.B.C. I think they have a better chance of being hurt in March than they do in July, when they're really built up. You hold your breath a little bit. You want to give your players the opportunity. But you don't have a problem when they say no.feedback

Mar 10 2017

I felt it had become somewhat of a focus on him and a distraction, and I didn't want it to be anymore. He made a decision. We have rules in place, and in reality, when he was on the field it met the criteria, but I didn't want a distraction in here. He didn't want that either, so he made a choice.feedback

Mar 06 2017

I'm going to look at it. In the first inning, I think I'd prefer to have two guys in front of my best hitter sometimes. Then you start going through the other three times in the lineup and you get a few more at-bats during the course of the season. I can see both ways.feedback

Mar 03 2017

We are going to evaluate as we move forward.feedback

Feb 22 2017

You don't want to get your pitcher out of a rhythm, and when you do the intentional walk, I think you can take a pitcher out of his rhythm. I've often wondered why you don't bring in your shortstop and the pitcher stand at short. Let the shortstop walk him. They're used to playing catch more like that than a pitcher is.feedback

Feb 22 2017

I'm OK with it. You signal. I don't think that's a big deal. For the most part, it's not changing the strategy, it's just kind of speeding things up. I'm good with it.feedback

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