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 Tim Purpura - “We said, 'Of course,' ... If he's got (extra sensory perception), I'm glad he does. It's worked.”
 Tim Purpura - “What he's done with that pain is absolutely mind-blowing. Just to be able to put the bat on the ball, to the extent that he did ... To me, you look at the X-ray, you think, 'How's he doing this' It is sheer will.”
 Tim Purpura - “It was nice to be able to recognize the people who put in the work to put us where we are as an organization.”
 Tim Purpura - “Without the Express players we have now, there's no way we'd be where we are now, ... To me, your Triple-A and Double-A teams are your research and development. They're they guys who hopefully sustain your organization.”
 Tim Purpura - “Our scouts thought he had a lot of upside and that if he had the opportunity to work on a regular basis he could put something together, and they were right. He's taken a lot of appearances the last two years, has had a low ERA and performed in a lot of key situations. He's one of the anchors in that bullpen.”
 Tim Purpura - “We wanted to bring up guys who hadn't had much of an opportunity as a player or a coach at the major-league level,”
 Tim Purpura - “When you have your backs to the wall as we did last year and in a large part this year, there's no opportunity for a letdown. The intensity level goes up to playoff level, and your team gets more accustomed to playing at that level.”
 Tim Purpura - “It's always good to get more than one opinion on these things, especially when you're talking about a player that has a chance to be out for an extended period of time. We've always been very cooperative with players who have requested a second opinion.”
 Tim Purpura - “Having Raul and having (Humberto) Quintero gives us probably two of the best backup catchers in the game, in my opinion. They're both outstanding defensive catchers and have great arms.”
 Tim Purpura - “We put forth a very strong number. It's always hard to know, it's impossible to know what numbers are out there.”
 Tim Purpura - “It's disappointing. We really felt like there might be some opportunities out there. You have to realize that once July 31 comes, the number of options shrinks dramatically in terms of players that get through waivers. This year, I don't know if it's a record, but it's got to be close to a record for players that were claimed on waivers. That shrinks your pool even smaller.”
 Tim Purpura - “It's disappointing, ... We really felt like there might be some opportunities out there. You have to realize that once July 31 comes, the number of options shrinks dramatically in terms of players that get through waivers. This year, I don't know if it's a record, but it's got to be close to a record for players that were claimed on waivers. That shrinks your pool even smaller.”
 Tim Purpura - “It's been this way for quite awhile, ... It gets more notice now because you've got more teams in the hunt. You hear a lot more about it with the wild card.”
 Tim Purpura - “Andy on occasion has described his elbow as cranky, ... He's probably going to feel that the rest of the year. That's what happens when you have surgery. But I don't think it's anything more than normal.”
 Tim Purpura - “We have to think that through because of the nature of the injury. We don't want to get too excited about the progress he's making, put him out to early and have it reoccur on us. If it reoccurs, basically, the season will be over. We run a big risk.”
 Tim Purpura - “Randy Hendricks has been traveling, so I e-mailed him first thing this morning that we'd like to get together hopefully by tomorrow, Wednesday, Thursday...something like that. So we can get something together from a meeting point of view.”
 Tim Purpura - “Some players are money players. You want them in there and he wants to be in there.”
 Tim Purpura - “When you miss that time, it's obviously difficult to get your swing back. It's going to take time.”
 Tim Purpura - “One of our main objectives this off-season was to add a run-producing bat to the middle of our order. Today, we feel that we have done that.”
 Tim Purpura - “The player has an idea how he feels, and the doctors tell us their feedback. This is the only objective way you can measure things like arm speed and different angles on his arm. It should be interesting to hear what Dr. Andrews has to say.”
 Tim Purpura - “It's heroic, ... He understands the meaning of duty. His mother taught him about duty.”
 Tim Purpura - “We wanted to introduce a little more offense into the equation by trying to find someone like Munson who's more offensive-oriented. It's just a matter of what you get defensively because that's the strong suit of Raul Chavez and Humberto Quintero.”
 Tim Purpura - “We've had two great years, and they were special years. The fact of the matter is Roger's 43 years old. ... We're not talking about somebody in the middle of a great career. We're talking about somebody who's at the end of a great career.”
 Tim Purpura - “We laugh about it now, but that's his mindset -- 'What can I do to make myself better'”
 Tim Purpura - “We can't make mistakes,”

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