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 Larry Beinfest - “Obviously we have been very active. I would anticipate as we head to Dallas we're going to remain active.”
 Larry Beinfest - “It's unusual. I can't remember this ever happening and this is my 16th spring. I just hope he's OK.”
 Larry Beinfest - “We're not going to comment on any discussions. We're going to keep everything in house.”
 Larry Beinfest - “He understands the importance of pitching. And the amount of pitching and the quality of pitching we got.”
 Larry Beinfest - “I think there is considerable interest in having him in the lineup and getting the at-bats and seeing what he can do, because he's really been one of the best hitters in the Minor Leagues.”
 Larry Beinfest - “We thought it was in the best interest of the team and AJ for him to leave,”
 Larry Beinfest - “By midseason of 2002, we thought that we had something special.”
 Larry Beinfest - “We're waiting to hear from him. As an employer, we'd like to know what's going on with our employee. We're all professionals here. We would expect to hear from him in a reasonable amount of time.”
 Larry Beinfest - “We thought that the 72 hours that passed was more than reasonable amount of time for him to offer some explanation for his unexcused absence. We still do not have that explanation, and we'll move on.”
 Larry Beinfest - “We'd expect to hear from him in a reasonable amount of time, and take it from there. I haven't been through this before. We're glad he is safe, but we'd like to know what's going on.”
 Larry Beinfest - “We're moving on. We think that the 72 hours that have passed was more than a reasonable amount of time for him to offer some sort of explanation for his unexcused absence. We still do not have that explanation and we're moving on. He will not be with the Marlins in '06.”
 Larry Beinfest - “I think that the 72 hours that have passed is more than a reasonable amount of time for him to offer some explanation for his unexcused absence. We still do not have that explanation, and we're moving on.”
 Larry Beinfest - “We could go as-is today. Our desire is always to try to improve and look at every possibility that's out there, and we'll continue to do that.”
 Larry Beinfest - “There are going to be changes to this team, ... We'll wait for that payroll direction from Jeffrey. Joe will have input.”
 Larry Beinfest - “I think the at-bats probably help. They're against the better veteran pitching that you see in the winter league.”
 Larry Beinfest - “I wouldn't rule anything out. But we've done that a couple of years and it really ties up your roster. That was with a very set team. It didn't hurt us, but it really limits your options on the bench.”
 Larry Beinfest - “He's a great student of the game. He knows how to play the game right. And he's stand-up. There is no gray area. That's appreciated. People will always know where they stand with Joe.”
 Larry Beinfest - “This is a different challenge. I think everybody has been energized. I think we've gotten over the initial pain of moving on. So many of them relate to the championship team. We really haven't looked back.”
 Larry Beinfest - “He taught our organization to work hard. That set the tone for all the good things that happened to us.”
 Larry Beinfest - “When we initially hired him, we were looking for a turnaround, and we called him a turnaround specialist, ... That's exactly what he did. For me, he really taught the organization what it was to win, and to work hard. It was all about winning early on, every game. He set the tone in the clubhouse, then the working hard. He was out here before the players often, and working hard. Then he challenged a lot of the young players here who had not been challenged to work harder.”
 Larry Beinfest - “Everyone's entitled to their opinion. I guess you have to be thought of to be pretty good to be thought of to be underachieving.”
 Larry Beinfest - “We got the players we wanted. We didn't take players because we thought we could sign them. We didn't bypass somebody. These were the players we wanted. We had worked the budget and worked with David and Jeffrey on the budget, and we're confident if this guy is here at that number, we're going to be able to sign him and get it done.”
 Larry Beinfest - “We use stats. We use a little bit of everything. We're open to fresh ideas. Look at Houston and the White Sox. Their pitching carried them to the World Series. I think that's the model we're going to stick with.”
 Larry Beinfest - “We'll look at how they fit. Can the backups play three positions If we have a middle infielder who can do multiple things, maybe that's enough there and we'll go with an extra outfielder. We'll just see.”
 Larry Beinfest - “We have some middle infielders, and we'll see. We're in Spring Training, once you get the first weeks of games in, there starts to be communications with other teams about wants and needs and teams that may have a surplus in other areas.”

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