My Favorite Quotes
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 Joe Maddon - “He's got a fine arm. He had a pretty decent season last year. Walk to strikeout range the walk was a click high.”
 Joe Maddon - “We were going to attempt to strike out less, and by striking out less, sometimes you walk more. But I did not think it would get to this point.”
 Joe Maddon - “Harper did a tremendous job. His ball had really good like today. He was throwing his ball at his best. It was fun to watch.”
 Joe Maddon - “You watch him during BP, he's very strong. It doesn't surprise me he's hitting the ball that well.”
 Joe Maddon - “It's tough to watch in the beginning. But I am not concerned at all. I'm not upset.”
 Joe Maddon - “I don't even have to see stuff like that. I stand by the cage and I watch how somebody uses their hands. And when you get a big person who uses his hands well, they normally have pretty good power. And he's a big guy and uses his hands really well.”
 Joe Maddon - “He does I don't think he's ever been hurt, so he doesn't know that he heals fast. This is new water for him. In talking to him he's never pulled anything so it's unusual. That's nice that he said that, but we'll wait until Thursday and see how he feels and what the doctors say.”
 Joe Maddon - “We've had injuries. But we've sent him down for a certain reason, and that goal has not been accomplished yet. So I don't think it's wise to do that right now. This is about him. It's not about us. As he becomes better, it should be about everybody, but he needs to become a better shortstop first and he knows that.”
 Joe Maddon - “We have had injuries, but when we sent Upton down, we sent him down there for a specific reason. That goal has not been accomplished yet, so I don't think it's wise to do that right now personally.”
 Joe Maddon - “Honestly, everybody liked him in spring training. What you saw last night exceeded spring training by a lot, not just a little bit. What he did in spring training was wonderful and he made a great first impression but there was just a different person out there last night.”
 Joe Maddon - “We're not going to worry about it -- it happens. We'll put it back together and move on.”
 Joe Maddon - “The most difficult pitch for a young catcher to catch is the glove-hand side pitch. You have a tendency to want to turn your glove the wrong way, and that's when you break your thumb or at least bruise it.”
 Joe Maddon - “What I'm trying to do and what I'd like to do is ease it on in there. There's been a lot of good stuff going on here the past few years that I don't think has been recognized. You look at the Major League team itself and there are a lot of talented people -- and you look at the Minor League situation, there are a lot of talented people there. You put all this together and there's a lot of good stuff going on here. What we want to do is be able to augment what's been going on.”
 Joe Maddon - “I've never really seen this fellow pitch. The last couple of two or three years, he's had some decent numbers, actually. ... He moved to the 'pen eventually. If you look at his overall numbers, they're a little bit skewed, because it seems the last couple of years, he's been better. I'm anxious to see what he looks like.”
 Joe Maddon - “You get a guy who might be totally bitten all of a sudden, the guy who's known him the last 15 years might say something, he might say something you've also been saying for the last 14 days, but this validation, this reinforcement all of a sudden makes it OK. I'm OK with that. The egos aren't that big. If somebody can give us some good information, let's go with that.”
 Joe Maddon - “I have no qualms about him whatsoever. This guy is going to be one of the best pitchers in the American League within the next three years. I think the world of him. That stuff just happens.”
 Joe Maddon - “You can only compare yourself to yourself. When you start getting involved and comparing yourself to someone else, that's always dangerous. I'm not going to be something I'm not. I don't believe in that. I don't want the players to do that. I really don't appreciate people who do that. This is what I am, this is how I am, this is what I have, this is what I believe in.”
 Joe Maddon - “I love it, I love it. I really think it's great. I'm really looking forward to us expanding our Latin American horizons. I think it's a wonderful thing for the Devil Rays organization.”
 Joe Maddon - “There's no way he will be ready to pitch by Opening Day. He's a very important person to our organization. We want to take our time with him. It's something we're going to be very careful with.”
 Joe Maddon - “I like the group that was there last year. For me to come in and get to know everybody, at least the opportunity will be there.”
 Joe Maddon - “I've never subscribed to the grass-is-greener-somewhere-else theory. But this is different because it gives me an opportunity to do what I've always wanted to do, manage.”
 Joe Maddon - “I'm so excited about the opportunity.”
 Joe Maddon - “It's a great opportunity. I'm really excited.”
 Joe Maddon - “I don't think it's ever overrated to have an established closer, but there are other ways to get it done too. With the situation that we're looking at now, there are some people there that may become that. This may give that other person the opportunity to become that. He may be here already.”
 Joe Maddon - “I think the minor-league people understand that we are really watching and we really believe in them. We believe in growing our own from our own soil. I think that's been made very obvious to the minor-league side.”

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