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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
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Apr 28 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Joe Girardi is associated, including Boston, Red Sox, and ton. Most recently, Joe Girardi has been quoted saying: “It is impressive what he has done.” in the article Aaron Judge writing his own chapter in Yankees-Red Sox rivalry.
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I know he's caused a lot of heartache to us, but I'm sure the Red Sox fans would say that Jeter and Mo caused a lot of heartache, as well. I know at times it becomes a bitter rivalry, but this guy has done a lot of special things in the game and he's meant a ton to that organization. He's meant a ton to the city of Boston.feedback

They say they're OK but you know they're not. I didn't know Jose and my heart is heavy. I can't imagine what they feel.feedback

We've gotten a lot of production up and down the lineup. Everyone seems to be contributing.feedback

I want him to get at-bats because he's been so productive. Do I think he could be a three hitter? Yes I do. Do I think he could be a four hitter? I think he could do that too. I just love what he's doing with the bat.feedback

I think it's good for them to be here today to see that these guys were young, these guys performed at a high level and they had a long run. Let's go do the same thing.feedback

I can't think of anyone else where this has kind of happened, where you've announced on a Sunday that a guy was going to be released on Friday.feedback

We thought about it but he hasn't done any work. It's not that I wouldn't like to see it, but we're in a part of the season where we are trying to win. We're still in this and I just felt that the situation hasn't presented itself.feedback

He's earned the right for us to sit down and have a conversation.feedback

I can't really tell you when I'm going to play him.feedback

My plans are for him to be there tomorrow with us.feedback

Brian and his staff and the organization is trying to put this team in a good position to have a long run of not just playing well, but winning championships. It's not about being ... a second wild-card team and winning one game or losing one. We want to win championships.feedback

I believe that you can win with the players in that room. Some people are probably going to think that I'm delusional, but I mean, there's no reason to put the uniform on if you don't believe that you can win.feedback

It's a new chapter. There's going to be some young guys that get a chance, and I'm excited about that.feedback

I don't ever wave a white flag. This organization never waves a white flag. I don't view it as that, and they better not view it in that room as that.feedback

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