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 Mark Attanasio - “It's one of the reasons Ben wants to stay. We're building something here and from what I'm hearing, Ben wants to be part of that.”
 Mark Attanasio - “I haven't spoken to anyone about Doug, but I'm not sure that means there wasn't interest.”
 Mark Attanasio - “This is the first time the team has had to play with expectations. We'll see how we react.”
 Mark Attanasio - “Our payroll can go higher, but we need to be mindful that it goes higher in the right way, at the right time and for the right players. We're not going to spend money for money's sake.”
 Mark Attanasio - “I'm delighted we have a general manager that would be in demand. I love that they want to get our general manager, if it's true. But we're going to keep Doug with us.”
 Mark Attanasio - “We budget to hit slightly above break-even every year. Last year we were able to exceed that plan a little bit. That money has gone back into the facility, our spring training facility and our payroll.”
 Mark Attanasio - “Doug not only has a Plan A he has a Plan B and C. We'd all love to keep Carlos, but if it doesn't pan out for any reason, Doug can go to Plan B or C. We're committed to having a competitive team here.”
 Mark Attanasio - “When you work on something like that you, you try to work on the whole, so it's all under discussion now in terms of financial terms and length and all that, ... But it will definitely be a meaningful extension. Doug has done an unbelievable job. I think everybody here recognizes that.”
 Mark Attanasio - “This year, I think there is more of a determination and a setting of the bar. Yost clearly set a bar for the players. I have only been here one day, but I sense a different atmosphere this year.”
 Mark Attanasio - “It is a very, very complicated decision,”
 Mark Attanasio - “Milwaukee General manager Doug Melvin, 54, is negotiating a long-term contract extension with the Brewers. Doug Melvin's contract is absolutely being extended, ... We're just working through the details.”
 Mark Attanasio - “Doug Melvin's contract is absolutely being extended. We're just working through the details.”
 Mark Attanasio - “Doug Melvin's contract is absolutely being extended,”
 Mark Attanasio - “I'm delighted Doug's going to be with us through 2009. I think we can do a lot of great things for the organization and the community.”
 Mark Attanasio - “I'm delighted Doug's going to be with us through 2009, ... I think we can do a lot of great things for the organization and the community.”
 Mark Attanasio - “My expectations, I'm sure along with the expectations of the community, have been raised as a result of what we've done this year.”
 Mark Attanasio - “I travel all over the country and I don't know if you can see another city where literally every fan wears the team colors the way Cardinals fans do. We saw people outside our hotel at 9 in the morning walking around in Cardinals clothes. I think that's what strikes me even more than the ballpark -- the fans here.”
 Mark Attanasio - “There are a lot of wild cards that go into the Wild Card, one of which is health. If we can stay healthy and our players can all have years like they are capable of having, I think we're going to be very competitive.”
 Mark Attanasio - “We believe we will be in the black, ... What I'm trying to do is a balancing act. The more money we make, the more we put in the field. That's the goal.”
 Mark Attanasio - “We still have a young team, but it's really good for them to hear at the beginning of the year that the baseball management is set. If you look at well-run companies on Wall Street, they don't have a lot of changes. And if you look at well-run baseball teams like the Atlanta Braves, they don't either.”
 Mark Attanasio - “Doug is one of the most highly respected executives in baseball and this extension validates our belief that his leadership is vital to the Milwaukee Brewers continued development.”
 Mark Attanasio - “Doug is one of the most highly respected executives in baseball and this extension validates our belief that his leadership is vital to the Milwaukee Brewers continued development,”
 Mark Attanasio - “Doug's in charge of baseball operations that's in his court,”
 Mark Attanasio - “Our goal was to offer something unprecedented to the greatest baseball fans in America. The people of the state of Wisconsin continue to show tremendous passion for the Brewers, and this is our gesture to thank them for their incredible support in my first year as owner.”
 Mark Attanasio - “As the accolades continue to mount for Attanasio, hes quick to credit his team. Attanasio calls Yost a great motivator and says Yosts attitude and expectations have set the mission for the year. Ned said from the very first meeting with the players, Now is the time to produce, ... He started with the players from the very first day in spring training and Ive heard him say it a number of times in many contexts. Thats set the tone for the entire year.”

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