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We've just got to regroup. I like our guys I believe in our team and I expect us to be in the same position next year.feedback
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Nov 02 2017
Dave Roberts has been quoted 256 times. The one recent article where Dave Roberts has been quoted is The uplifting message the Dodgers manager gave his team after losing the World Series. Most recently, Dave Roberts was quoted as having said, “I told them how much there is to be proud of. We fell short, but we accomplished a lot this season. It was great to see our guys come together as a team, as a special group of men. There's no reason to hang your heads. One team can only win this. That's a great ball club over there.”.
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Oct 31 2017

He was very good in spring training. You see the plus, plus velocity, and you always think, in a shorter stint, will his stuff play up? So he really embraced coming out of the pen this year, and he did that for our Triple-A club.feedback

Oct 30 2017

I think everyone is taxed right now. That's the case when you're at this point in October. I think the Astros can say the same thing.feedback

Oct 30 2017

It's going to be boisterous and energetic at Dodger Stadium. I think our focus is just going to be to win one game. To get ourselves to think about two in a row, I think we'd be getting ahead of ourselves.feedback

Oct 30 2017

We knew going into this series, this is the best offensive ballclub that we were going to see all year. They can slug you. They spoil pitches. They're athletic. Credit to them.feedback

Oct 30 2017

This whole series has been an emotional roller coaster. It's the two best teams playing for a championship. And these are two teams that play 27 outs. You're not going to expect those guys to lay down.feedback

Oct 30 2017

It's the best lineup we've seen, one though nine, especially in this ballpark. When you've got [Brian] McCann hitting in the nine, it's a very talented group.feedback

Oct 30 2017

But our guys did the same thing. They just got the hit when they needed. I thought we did a lot of great things, as well, on our offensive side.feedback

Oct 30 2017

And obviously you saw what our guys did tonight and competed until the last out. A credit to our guys. Guys want to take the baseball. Guys coming up with big hits in big spots. And that's what the World Series is all about.feedback

Oct 30 2017

He was rolling. He was throwing the ball well, good rhythm. And I don't know, I think that the Gurriel pitch, took a good swing on a pitch and kind of was just left out over.feedback

Oct 29 2017

It's now a three-game series, and we've got our ace going tomorrow. So I know that in our clubhouse we feel good.feedback

Oct 29 2017

I like where we're at. I know that in our clubhouse we feel good.feedback

Oct 29 2017

Baseball's very reactionary.feedback

Oct 29 2017

You can draw it out perfectly and map it out, but you never know how the other outcome would have been. Everybody in baseball thinks that the other way would have been perfectly good, and we don't know.feedback

Oct 29 2017

I think that it gives us all some closure in the sense that it was something that happened. The way that it was dealt with, I support.feedback

Oct 28 2017

Alex is going to have to go deep. I think we've just got to go out there and pitch well out of the gate. Obviously, the crowd is into it, very educated, very enthusiastic. They've got some confidence over there, that team. And it's up to Alex to go out there and set the tone. I don't see giving him a day off. I think he's just in that funk right now where he's chasing balls out of the strike zone.feedback

Oct 28 2017

There were a couple good swings, but I think he's just in that funk right now where he's chasing balls out of the strike zone. I think he's been a little too quick. And tonight you saw balls below the zone.feedback

Oct 28 2017

Everyone tomorrow is available, outside of Kenta. Alex is going to have to go deep. But, like I said, everyone is available, and we've got (Clayton Kershaw) going Game 5.feedback

Oct 28 2017

The fastball command wasn't there, and the slider was backing up. So he just really didn't have the feel and couldn't get any type of rhythm going.feedback

Oct 27 2017

Simplifying things, his pitch mix, we did as an organization. I think that he really bought into and embraced it. And also with the mechanics that [pitching coach] Rick Honeycutt and he worked through, and so he is able to repeat his delivery right now.feedback

Oct 27 2017

I think he's just really taking in the moment, taking in, just watching the approach of the hitters, being a good teammate. He hasn't done anything crazy. Yu's really focused on pitching well tomorrow night.feedback

Oct 27 2017

It's a lot to take in, but he's just so athletic. He's so intelligent, and he competes. So now you take the information part and you take kind of the biomechanics part and just working on his bullpens and trying to have success in a major league game, which is tough. But he's been really diligent about trying to figure it out.feedback

Oct 27 2017

I think that even when he came over, there was a lot of him trying to feel his way through a start, where now he can just worry about executing pitches. That's got to lead to clarity. Outside of going into kind of how we're going to attack these guys, I think that he's in a great place. And he says it himself, that he's very comfortable and confident.feedback

Oct 27 2017

As I went through every single pitch and situation last night and situation, could I have brought Kenley in for a clean inning in the 8th? Possibly. But I think that in that situation, trying to overextend Brandon (after) he already pitched an inning, six outs wasn't ideal for Kenley, but in that situation once (Morrow) gave up that lead-off double, I just felt it was time to go to (Jansen). But outside of that it's baseball.feedback

Oct 27 2017

For me, it's not having confidence or lack of confidence in a guy that I take out. But it's also the other side of having confidence on the guy I bring in. So there's both ways to look at things. And the way we've done things all year long, I know our players understand it, believe in it.feedback

Oct 27 2017

You just can't really get caught up in just chasing results. You have to kind of really believe in the process, and I know I do.feedback

Oct 27 2017

That's what I believe in. When you do things, you would do it over again if you had another opportunity.feedback

Oct 26 2017

All year long we've done a nice job of recovering, turning the page, whether it's a big win or tough loss. It's a tough loss. Just refocusing on the day at hand. And our guys play to the end. It was actually a very hard-fought game. Those are tough. Those are tough. Obviously on this stage it makes it a little tougher, but I have no doubt we'll come refocused. But I still think that the preparation, the focus on each day to win each day, I think that will be there. Whether we're up 2-0 or tied 1-1 going into Houston, I don't think that's going to change our mindset.feedback

Oct 26 2017

Yeah, if you look at the season, we sort of gave ourselves some breathing room out of the gate, and throughout the post-season won games early.feedback

Oct 26 2017

Correa put a good swing on it and he does what he does. And our guy kind of went the other way. So I'm not too concerned about that.feedback

Oct 26 2017

Honestly it was an exciting baseball game. It's two teams that competed for 27 outs. It was an emotional roller coaster. There were some big plays defensively. Some big pitches made. Obviously some big hits and big homers. And the focus was there. Guys were playing hard on both sides. And unfortunately we came up short.feedback

Oct 26 2017

Guys were playing hard on both sides. And unfortunately we came up short. We didn't expect these guys to lay down. It's a very good ballclub over there.feedback

Oct 26 2017

If you look at the season, we sort of gave ourselves some breathing room out of the gate, and throughout the postseason won games early. But I still think that the preparation, the focus on each day to win each day, I think that will be there. Whether we're up 2-0 or tied 1-1 going into Houston, I don't think that's going to change our mindset.feedback

Oct 26 2017

I just felt that right there at the top of their order coming up, and with the way our bullpen has been throwing, you look back behind that, we had three scoreless innings after that. So just trust the guys behind him, and the bottom line is I'll take Kenley any day of the week with a one-run lead going into the ninth inning.feedback

Oct 25 2017

He can grind you for 10 pitches in an at-bat. He can earn a walk, he can slug you, he can steal a base. And I think that just to have the discipline that he's had all year to stay in the strike zone, and when a pitcher makes a mistake he makes you pay.feedback

Oct 25 2017

He just comes up with big hits. It's hard to explain. He's that guy that you want in the big spots, and he doesn't scare off.feedback

Oct 25 2017

He's absolutely crazy. He sees red. He's bordering on psychotic, but in the best possible way.feedback

Oct 25 2017

It just comes down to discipline, trying to get a ball up, out, over – use the big part of the field like everyone talks about. Light air today, it's going to be hot, so I think for us to try to get underneath it and try to put the ball in the air. With him obviously, it's a tall task.feedback

Oct 24 2017

To win a championship for the only team he's known? Yeah, I think that's the final piece for him.feedback

Oct 24 2017

Sandy told me -- Koufax -- told me today, 162 is work. Once you get to the playoffs, it's fun. And I thought that was a pretty cool way to look at it.feedback

Oct 24 2017

I think that there's just a DNA piece to those two guys that they had opportunities. They created opportunities for themselves, and they expect a lot from themselves. They prepare the right way. They believe in their abilities. And so now, yeah, you see their two stories, and you look back a few years, and seeing that they're hitting 1,2 in the World Series, it's a credit to them.feedback

Oct 24 2017

Unless something really unforeseen happens, I don't see how he won't be active for us.feedback

Oct 23 2017

With Kenley, the way we managed him this year, I think he's as prepared as anyone to fit whatever role we have for him this postseason.feedback

Oct 23 2017

Your mindset is different when you know [the other team has] a guy like that at the back end of the bullpen. You don't know when the manager is going to use him. You might have to be more aggressive than you'd like to be – especially in a postseason setting where we have Kenley potentially for six outs. So as a manager, it forces your hand a little bit.feedback

Oct 23 2017

To have him on our side, makes life a lot simpler for me.feedback

Oct 23 2017

They're two different types of pitchers. Obviously, Keuchel has the pinpoint command with the fastball and can really pitch to the bottom of the strike zone, whereas Verlander pitches more to the top of the strike zone, with plus velocity and great command, great pitch mix. So we've got our work cut out. We have to continue to take those at-bats we've taken this entire postseason and try to get in their 'pen and make those guys earn every out, every strike they get.feedback

Oct 23 2017

They are a talented group, the best in the American League all year. The starting pitching, with their one-two combo (Keuchel and Verlander). They've got very talented athletes, they can slug you and they can pitch. They are the class of the American League.feedback

Oct 22 2017

There wasn't any finger-pointing. We still banded together.feedback

Oct 22 2017

There is a walk in there, regardless of who is in the batter's box.feedback

Oct 22 2017

That's where it really flipped for me, where I was like, I've got to do this – and I'm going to do this, Lord willing, as long as I can.' . That was probably 99 percent gut.feedback

Oct 21 2017

If Corey is able to swing the bat, obviously that's a huge benefit to us, having potentially three games in an AL ballpark. But right now, I don't know because he did it sliding initially. We don't know whether it's standing in the infield taking ground balls, bending over versus taking the swings, which more affects him. We're just trying to get him as healthy as we can.feedback

Oct 21 2017

I think it's going to be contingent upon tonight. We've got decisions left with two players in Rich and Yu. Who knows who will start two or three?feedback

Oct 21 2017

For him, the biggest hurdle is we're going to have some pitchers throwing in the next couple of days some live arm. He's going to hang in there and take some swings. Take some ground balls as well. Just simulating a game against a live pitcher will be telling.feedback

Oct 21 2017

Corey is taking swings off the tee. Everything looks good, but obviously we'll know more today.feedback

Oct 21 2017

I think until I see him with my own eyes and talk to the training staff and really get a grasp on it, knowing we still have some days before we have to make a decision, [we won't know for sure,] but we're certainly optimistic.feedback

Oct 20 2017

One of the things that I told him [was about] getting an opportunity to play for a championship. He's done everything he can individually on the baseball field. But the one thing that he's missing is a championship.feedback

Oct 20 2017

So he's very emotional tonight. He's earned that. It's only fitting that he started tonight's game.feedback

Oct 19 2017

I think that was a once-in-a-lifetime thing. Teams can't do that anymore.feedback

Oct 19 2017

We had some good at-bats against them, but really couldn't break through. It's just a credit to him. He made pitches when he needed to.feedback

Oct 19 2017

I wouldn't say that the pressure is on us. I think that we're in a pretty good spot. We've got our number one pitcher going tomorrow, and we've got two of the guys at the back end rested. I can't speak to their mindset, but I still like the position we're in.feedback

Oct 19 2017

They're the world champs, and you know they're going to fight to the end. So today, they did. We got beat today. And I think the thing is you can't win them all. You're not going to win them all.feedback

Oct 19 2017

We learned that we could get through something like that and come out on the other side. It was also encouraging to see that guys continued to stay the course as far as the preparation. There wasn't any finger pointing. We still banded together and stayed focused on winning baseball games.feedback

Oct 19 2017

There is that angle that he used to have; he really had a loop in his swing and really couldn't get the velocity. That kind of changed, and the way he's using his entire body, the ball was just coming off a lot more hot. I remember talking to Andrew at that point, saying, This guy's a real player right now.feedback

Oct 19 2017

It's really a big leap of faith. But I think now with a lot of the information and exit velocity and how people are valued as offensive players, just seeing a guy that can slap the ball to right field and can catch it, those players aren't as valuable. Chris can do that with his two-strike approach, but also he can hit the ball out of the ballpark and play all over the field. He just made himself a way more valuable player.feedback

Oct 18 2017

As an organization, we've done a great job of putting together not only a roster, but a pen that we feel can combat any lineup. So when you're looking at a lineup like the Cubs or the Diamondbacks, who are very dangerous, we can match up and feel confident in those guys.feedback

Oct 18 2017

It's something that is part of some hitters' DNA, but I think it's something that can be learned if it's a priority.feedback

Oct 17 2017

We've just executed. Javy is a very talented player. He's dangerous in the batter's box. But I think that it goes with any player, not to get into specifics, but when our guys execute, we have a very good chance of getting guys out.feedback

Oct 17 2017

Exponential strides, and he's obviously a huge part of what we're doing now going forward, and I couldn't be more proud.feedback

Oct 15 2017

Just trying to follow in your big footsteps.feedback

Oct 14 2017

It does help when you're the winningest team for that current year. We've shown how good we can be when we play our type of baseball. We're a confident group. And we understand that we still have a lot of work to do.feedback

Oct 14 2017

I can't speak to the disappointment in past years, but I can speak to the disappointment last year. And it was very disappointing. Our guys this year, as they were last year, are focused.feedback

Oct 14 2017

When you're talking about four days off, there is that little bit of fear for each team that is presented with that, to have that little bit of rust. But I think the focus that we have really puts us in a good spot.feedback

Oct 10 2017 - EPA

We return to the central dilemma facing conservatives here: They are determined to protect coal, but there's no way to reduce emissions from the electricity sector without closing coal plants (or switching them to a different fuel).feedback

Oct 10 2017

There is no preference. Both clubs are very good, very talented. So we're going to have our hands full. We're going to get back, celebrate tonight, get back home, and prepare for whatever team advances. They're both great ballclubs and managed well.feedback

Oct 10 2017

Yu really stepped up. He was in command from the first pitch.feedback

Oct 10 2017

I should have been a little quicker to save him, but that was a heck of a play.feedback

Oct 07 2017

As great of a pitcher and career that he's had, that's surprising. I'm glad I was part of his first postseason home win.feedback

Oct 07 2017

For him, that part of the order, I felt good with him going back out there. Obviously, there was some hard contact from that part of the order, and it was nice to go to the 'pen there.feedback

Oct 02 2017

The one thing that we've done is, we've turned over every stone as far as looking at potential weakness or something that could be exploited and adding depth. That's a credit to everyone, the scouting and the front office and the players that we acquired. As far as an organizational philosophy, it's trying to maximize each player, for me, the coaches and player development. We do a great job as an organization of finding certain players.feedback

Oct 02 2017

With our club, one through 25, I believe and I know we're the best team every night we take the field. We know that. That's why when you're talking about 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position and having quality at-bats, we've just got to stay focused on the process.feedback

Oct 02 2017

Every player has a different path and a different story. I think that one thing that our organization does is, number one, find guys that you [know] are on the come. Guys that have abilities that haven't been tapped into. Also, in the case of, for example, Chase Utley, an opportunity to put him in a platoon situation and add to the clubhouse variable.feedback

Oct 02 2017

There's got to be some sacrifice and to each man, they've done that. That's allowed for us to really reach our potential. What's our ceiling? I don't know. That remains to be seen. All the credit has to go to the players who are understanding of what we're trying to do. There is tremendous buy-in.feedback

Oct 02 2017

If there is an overarching theme in our organization, as far as what we feel will help us win a championship, obviously [part of it] is getting very good players and having depth and information. But it really goes for naught if players don't buy in.feedback

Oct 02 2017

We play the game the right way, and that checks a lot of boxes. That was our identity last year and it is this year. We're a better club this year, top to bottom.feedback

Oct 01 2017

It's not set in stone.feedback

Sep 28 2017

You can make a strong, strong case to pitch your best reliever in a nonsave situation. I'm moving toward that.feedback

Sep 28 2017

People start depending on their role.feedback

Sep 28 2017

For Kenley to come in and take the ball in a tie game says a lot about his unselfishness.feedback

Sep 27 2017

I know he's going to play next year and expect to have an Adrian Gonzalez-type season.feedback

Sep 21 2017

I look for anything I can see. I look for location, sequence, with runners on, what they're trying to do. What the base coaches are doing, what the guy on deck is doing. If it just so happens they're trying to pick up signs, I look for that too. I like to sleep on things, and watching that video after every game, win or lose, gives me reassurance of what we need to do the next day.feedback

Sep 18 2017

I think there's a little bit of preservation, with Corey understanding where his arm is at. I don't think it's 100 percent. He knows his body very well, and he knows when to let it go and when not to. I think it's clear that he's doing some protecting.feedback

Sep 18 2017

I don't think it's affecting the bat. But he's not showing the arm strength he has, because I think he's trying to manage it.feedback

Sep 18 2017

Our staff is on top of it. With something like this, the rest doesn't necessarily help and the activity of keeping it warm is a benefit to Corey. That's the understanding I get from him and the doctors. I actually don't see him taking a day even after we clinch.feedback

Sep 18 2017

(We) feel that he can play a premium position and make the throws that are needed and not put himself in immediate jeopardy, or even jeopardy down the road. All signs are he can manage it.feedback

Sep 15 2017

It's hard to win a major league game. I think we made it a little bit harder than it could have been.feedback

Sep 15 2017

Getting big hits when they needed to, playing with energy.feedback

Sep 12 2017

It was out of our hands. This is obviously very uncharacteristic to start a game this late.feedback

Sep 12 2017

It's disappointing because our guys played hard tonight, they really did. I thought that we were going to win that game. I thought we put ourselves in a position to win but we couldn't hold the lead.feedback

Aug 31 2017

Teams are going out and looking to play their best baseball against us, and the clip that we were on for a few months, obviously we were in rare company. Did I foresee us losing five in a row? No. But I know we'll turn it around.feedback

Aug 31 2017

Obviously, with where we're at right now, I know that, not that he needs any more motivation or incentive, but I know that he's looking to put a stop to this little downslide.feedback

Aug 31 2017

It's just starting pitching this series wasn't there. ... We talk about you're as good as your starting pitching, so it was one of these series where for three days we didn't have it.feedback

Aug 26 2017

As he starts to see the finish line and understands that he's gearing up for a postseason, you see the focus. That's why Adrian has performed in big games and in the postseason throughout his career. He has that ability to stay in the strike zone and get that big hit or walk when you need it and pass the baton. From the moment he came back, he's been determined to show he warrants an opportunity each day.feedback

Aug 26 2017

As the numbers show, we can slug with anyone,'. We can hit the ball out of the ballpark. But when you're facing [starters who are] 1s and 2s, those homers are hard to come by. To be able to string together some hits or take a walk, that's how you beat those guys, in my opinion. When you add Curtis and Adrian and a healthy Cody Bellinger and the other guys in our lineup who have the same mentality -- but can also slug when there's a mistake -- we're relentless. It's a lineup that has to be very taxing on a pitching staff.feedback

Aug 22 2017

There's still swelling,'. With him being such a dynamic player and (so) violent with his swing, we haven't really tested the lateral movement yet. When you look at the cost of trying to get him through it vs. the upside, it's probably smart to be on the cautious side.feedback

Aug 21 2017

We'll make a decision once the medical staff puts an eye on him. It's a little concerning considering his history. ... We really have got to be cautious.feedback

Aug 19 2017

[Joc] being optioned to Oklahoma City gives him a chance to reset. I have no doubt that he'll come back here and help us win a lot of baseball games and get to our ultimate goal. But I think where he's at right now with a swing change, trying to get some consistency, in a major league setting, it's really hard to perform without looking at the scoreboard and looking at your average.feedback

Aug 19 2017

(Joc) being optioned to Oklahoma City gives him a chance to reset. I have no doubt that he'll come back here and help us win a lot of baseball games and get to our ultimate goal. But I think where he's at right now with a swing change, trying to get some consistency, in a Major League setting, it's really hard to perform without looking at the scoreboard and looking at your average.feedback

Aug 19 2017

Curtis Granderson is a huge addition, a real coup, for us. Fits in with what we already have. He's a consummate professional. He's been on the big stage. For his ability to come in and hit right-handed pitching and play anywhere in the outfield, potentially come off the bench if we need that, it enhances our ballclub.feedback

Aug 13 2017

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Aug 12 2017

He was a college player out of Virginia – an intelligent, athletic baseball player, high aptitude, can do a lot of things on the field, a shortstop by trade. When we acquired him, he was in the middle of the infield, so this year – for our roster to make sense for him and for us – he had to play some outfield. For him to take that on so seamlessly says a lot about him as a baseball player.feedback

Aug 09 2017

It is history in the making, But when you get back to the day-to-day, I don't think anyone is really thinking about that.feedback

Aug 08 2017

Once he gets on the mound and repeats that a couple of times, then I think that Clayton will know more and the training staff will know more on how we want to progress.feedback

Aug 08 2017

I think that a bullpen in the next few days makes sense.feedback

Aug 08 2017

He's close. I think it just makes sense for us to be cautious. We just don't want to put ourselves in any situation where there's a setback. The calendar's on our side. I know that Clayton resists that. But I think as an organization it's best for him and best for all of us to err on the side of caution. He says he could swing a bat if needed but I think to take an extra day (off) would make sense.feedback

Aug 06 2017

The probability of a guy stealing, and stealing at a high efficiency rate, has dropped. For us -- for me -- to call for a pitch out, I just don't see the value in sacrificing a pitch.feedback

Aug 06 2017

He's a grinder and he's blue collar. He's the glue of our ball club. For me, there is a certain mentality and a focus you have to have each day, and that is what Justin has. When you put him alongside a Chase Utley and a Clayton Kershaw, you've got a very stable core.feedback

Aug 03 2017

What I draw off our '04 team is that the guys in the clubhouse focused on each day. And everybody outside of the clubhouse focuses on the World Series, but in the clubhouse, that is the least of our concerns, because we can't control it. That's the thing that people outside the clubhouse don't understand: we can't get past each day.feedback

Aug 01 2017

I think that plays into it, the competition.feedback

Jul 29 2017

He'll continue to ramp up, how aggressively I think that's going to be up to the medical staff. They have keen eyes on him, so we'll see.feedback

Jul 29 2017

That's in the hands of the medical staff. He said he felt good today, and they gave him the green light to go play catch. Being on an airplane, what's best for his back, how much he's going to get out of being on the road with us. And I'll defer to him and the trainer. Obviously, with Clayton, we want to have the right people have eyes on him. I don't even want to speculate, but it kind of makes sense that he stays here. But if he has a burning desire to travel with us, we'll take that into consideration, too.feedback

Jul 28 2017

He came in yesterday and felt really good. So the medication, obviously, he responded to. For him to get the go-ahead to start playing catch again, I think that's ahead of where we all anticipated, so I'm going to be cautiously optimistic. Probably. That's why we were reluctant to put a timetable out there.feedback

Jul 24 2017

We all feel for Clayton because he's a big part of what we're doing. But we look at our group and what's in place, we're going to keep winning baseball games.feedback

Jul 23 2017

We're trying to get guys out of the clubhouse. It's contagious. There's a handful of guys who are not feeling well.feedback

Jul 23 2017

It's a DL situation. It will take 10 days regardless.feedback

Jul 23 2017

I do believe we have the unique, in-house pieces to win the season as well as 11 games in October. Which is really rare, in my opinion.feedback

Jul 20 2017

You can talk about expecting to win, but you've got to do it to really believe in it, and we're doing it.feedback

Jul 20 2017

We're very aware of what's going on around baseball. We still know we're the best team.feedback

Jul 16 2017

It's really not a surprise. Every time he steps on the field, something special can happen.feedback

Jul 16 2017

I just don't see anyone compete as much as we do. Our club for 27 outs competes harder than anyone. When you have the talent we have and compete the way we do every single night, we're going to win a lot of games.feedback

Jul 16 2017

Yasiel overreacted. It's clear to me there was no intent (by Urena).feedback

Jul 15 2017

You look at the numbers and the production he has had, and the easy thing is to put him right in the middle of the order. But I think the right thing at this moment is to stay the course. It puts him in a good spot in the order, and the results are there.feedback

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Jul 14 2017

He has had a career year. He's tempting me to move him up in the order, but we're very offensive and we're doing something right.feedback

Jul 12 2017

Every night it's somebody different, and that's a sign of a good team. It seems like I say depth every single night, but that's probably been the biggest reason for our success.feedback

Jul 09 2017

He was Clayton-esque. He had everything working.feedback

Jul 09 2017 - Women

I heard about it from some of my players and I guess they said I had a missed opportunity.feedback

Jul 07 2017

For us to look back on this series and win three is obviously a big boost.feedback

Jul 06 2017

He has that pitching-with-purpose mentality with every pitch.feedback

Jul 05 2017

Reality is setting in, what's best for Kersh. Him getting to 130 pitches doesn't make sense for anyone.feedback

Jul 05 2017

It was kind of in no-man's land. It was one of those tough plays.feedback

Jul 01 2017

It's what Major League Baseball felt was the right course of action, so I support it.feedback

Jul 01 2017

I just didn't appreciate some of the comments made toward our pitcher, that's all ... talking about one of my players in a very derogatory way. It's over. I probably got a little too emotional but you can sense it when guys are talking about your players.feedback

Jul 01 2017

We'll cross that bridge when we get to it. But I would think he would probably make that start for the Dodgers.feedback

Jul 01 2017

I probably got too emotional.feedback

Jul 01 2017

I probably could have handled it a little differently.feedback

Jul 01 2017

As an organization, we feel 200 innings is not the norm anymore. As a potential World Series team, to expect guys to go pitch through October, 180 could be 200. The key is that our starting pitchers have understood that if we can cut an inning off here and there to kind of lighten their load and gain it back on the back end to keep them strong throughout the season, it's a benefit for all of us. I'm not going into a game saying, Hey, this guy is only gonna go five innings,' because I would love them to go deep. But if the efficiency is not there, I'm not afraid to make the move.feedback

Jul 01 2017

I think the biggest piece is that our starters have bought into understanding that I don't need to push them every time they get on the mound, and our bullpen guys understand they might pitch in the fourth or the seventh or the eighth.feedback

Jul 01 2017

They don't have a designated role.feedback

Jun 29 2017

We haven't lost any games like that. Unfortunately, things like that are going to happen. That's a tough way to lose.feedback

Jun 27 2017

We lost a baseball game, but the biggest win is for Rich to give us seven innings, and pitch the way that 2016 Rich threw the baseball.feedback

Jun 26 2017

That was a good streak. That was historical.feedback

Jun 26 2017

He had third base, he was going hard, took the turn around third base and the play is in front of him. At that point you have to be instinctual.feedback

Jun 26 2017

That was a long, crazy game.feedback

Jun 24 2017

It would be a huge void. When you're playing a premium defensive position and you lose your shortstop and arguably your best hitter, it's a big blow.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Qatar

It takes until 2008 for Saudi Arabia to really digest the notion that Qatar is a fully independent state.feedback

Jun 07 2017

He didn't have his best stuff and those guys were taking some good swings. As I thought through it, I changed my mind.feedback

Jun 07 2017

He's had three days off, this was a big game and we have a day off tomorrow. It made sense.feedback

Jun 07 2017

I don't think we were giving at-bats away. I think Stephen was good today. He elevated his game.feedback

Jun 07 2017

It was a very fun baseball game to watch, two guys going at it and pitching really well. Scherzer is one of the best in the game.feedback

Jun 07 2017

He's in very, very exclusive company. The thing that's remarkable about Clayton is that it's a notch in his belt, but I don't think he puts too much credence in that. That says a lot about his character, understanding not only the big picture but his ability to stay micro-focused on today. He's a great pitcher, and for me to be a part of his journey is great.feedback

Jun 07 2017

Jansen "wants the baseball, and I try to temper it as much as I can.feedback

Jun 07 2017

He never wants to come out of the game, and I respect that. But it's my decision to do what I think is best for the club, and I know he respects it. There aren't many better options than Clayton in any capacity, and I think that we all understand that. The game tells you how you should manage it.feedback

Jun 06 2017 - Iran

The key problem was that these comments simply voiced out loud what many have long understood as Qatar's true policy positions. [P]articularly under the leadership of the former Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, Qatar sought to carve out a unique niche for itself and its policies, such as augmenting relations with Israel or Iran, and rejecting the wider consensus of the regional group of the monarchies, the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC).feedback

Jun 02 2017

I've never seen anything like that. As a baseball fan, it was really fun to watch.feedback

Jun 02 2017

He was unbelievable. I don't know what else to say. He was lights-out. He had command of everything he got moving towards home plate.feedback

May 15 2017 - Trump Presidency

We badly want to understand Trump, to grasp him. It might give us some sense of control, or at least an ability to predict what he will do next. But what if there's nothing to understand? What if there is no there there?feedback

May 07 2017

He's just got such a good feel. It's on the bases, playing defense and at the plate.feedback

May 01 2017

Cody is here by way of injury, and you have guys coming back. I don't think it's up for discussion that because he's performing... that someone else is going to be a casualty because of Cody.feedback

Apr 27 2017

We can now get Julio here, and he can be with us for the duration.feedback

Apr 25 2017

I think that he is throwing the ball well, and he was much more efficient in his last start. Julio, we just feel good about the head, the confidence, the compete. He's familiar with the big leagues, he's pitched in playoff games, so we're excited to get him back.feedback

Apr 25 2017

That was why we did what we did, to kind of shorten the season, condense it, slow play it, whatever you want to say, to now get Julio her,e and he can be with us for the duration.feedback

Apr 24 2017

We'll get to San Francisco and see tomorrow morning how he feels. ... For me, as a person who's had injuries with the legs, you've got to be extra careful.feedback

Apr 24 2017

He's still coming back. To expect him to be locked in right now might be a little unfair.feedback

Apr 21 2017

I think there is some thinking through how to attack hitters and making sure he and [catcher Yasmani Grandal] are on the same page. In between pitches, he is very methodical by nature. So to speed him up, to try to do that and force it, there is risk vs. reward.feedback

Apr 21 2017

He's a little quicker. I didn't have a clock on it, but it's a work in progress. We will continue to work on it.feedback

Apr 19 2017

We had our docs look at [the X-ray] today and it wasn't a clear fracture, but there was something in there that was causing some pain. There was some sort of little hairline thing going in there, where it's not a four-to-six-week issue like a typical fracture.feedback

Apr 18 2017

They're the world champ, and you know they're going to fight to the end. I think the thing is you can't win them all. You're not going to win them all.feedback

Apr 14 2017

What day he is activated, we're not sure. But he is on his way.feedback

Apr 14 2017

We know we're evenly matched. I think [the Cubs] know it as well… I think they know we're not going anywhere.feedback

Apr 14 2017

Last year, in my opinion, they were the best team, but this year I think we closed the gap.feedback

Apr 14 2017

It's something that will stay with you forever. But now it's time to focus on doing it all over again.feedback

Apr 13 2017

They're still the reigning champions, but I think that we've closed the gap.feedback

Apr 11 2017

I think (Turner) said it was on a dive, so I don't think it's a strain or anything like that. It might have been a charley horse or something like that.feedback

Apr 11 2017

He's close. I think to pick our spots and use him accordingly, and when we do need him, he'll be ready. But we're not ready to say when that day will be. Sometime the end of the month makes sense.feedback

Apr 10 2017

Is it good to see, inspiring? No. I don't think it's inspiring. I think it's great for the Cubs. It's great for their fans. It's been a long time coming. I think it's great for baseball. But for our players, I think it's individual. You've got to ask each guy. To be on the line for 45 minutes, to watch the ring ceremony, when it's 40 degrees, I don't know how comfortable or inspiring that will be.feedback

Apr 09 2017

He's more than dependable. So yeah, you know what, he's human and he was pretty amped up tonight. You could see the velocity touched 95 [mph]. He was throwing some sliders 91. So he was amped up and feeling good so that's a good thing. But it's going to happen that he will make mistakes and those guys took advantage of it.feedback

Apr 09 2017

Obviously, he'd like to start off a little hotter but tomorrow he could have a couple of hits and we're talking about how he's off to a good start to the season.feedback

Apr 07 2017

Throughout spring training, his start in Anaheim (before Opening Day), there was nothing. And so I don't know if it was a little deviation in his pregame (routine). The pitch count has been there so it's not a pitch-count thing. So we really don't know but we're trying to dig into the cause.feedback

Apr 06 2017

He's emotional and we love that about him and he cares. But that's a game you just can't get thrown out of.feedback

Apr 06 2017

It's more credit now that he's started off this series well in the sense that they're pitching him tough. He's swinging at strikes and taking balls. We look for him to sustain this.feedback

Apr 06 2017

The thing with Yasiel is, early on in his career, the league didn't know how to approach him. He was hitting a lot of balls out over, and the league was learning from him, and the last couple of years, you see the league has adjusted. He's had to make those adjustments as well. Right now, he's being disciplined with his approach and continues to work through mechanics.feedback

Apr 03 2017

He is expecting to go out there and throw a shutout every time he takes the mound. I don't know what the correlation is to No. 1s that they don't typically get that run support, and obviously they are facing No. 1s as well, if it lines up. But for Clayton it's nice. But for our guys on the offensive side, it shouldn't matter who's pitching. You go out there and executive a gameplan and the hitting guys had a great gameplan for our offense today.feedback

Apr 01 2017

Everyone in that clubhouse wants to win a championship. You look at our offseason, what the front office, and the players returning as free agents, what they sacrificed to be in that clubhouse shows a lot of unselfishness. I think ... on into the season, [unselfishness] is what it is going to take from each player.feedback

Mar 20 2017

For a couple of days we felt he was out of the woods, but then this morning he was in there and was ready to go, but he just didn't loosen up.feedback

Mar 02 2017

He's special, not only in the ability to put the bat on the ball, but just the head and the heartbeat. All that stuff just plays to a veteran. Then you mix in the skill set. There is really nothing, to me, that Corey can't do.feedback

Mar 02 2017

That's pretty exciting for all of us.feedback

Dec 06 2016

It's incredible, the different directions that our conversations in the suite go.feedback

Oct 30 2016

Every manager would like their starter to go complete-game shutout, but I think that there's a certain point in the game where the starting pitcher is not being as effective, and you have other options. When you look at analytics or data, those are facts. So where certain options have shown better, then as manager it only makes sense to trust that information as well as your eyes.feedback

Oct 23 2016

He had the psyche, the preparedness obviously is never in question, and it's just one of those nights that they took advantage of some mistakes.feedback

Oct 22 2016

I think that the first thing I saw is the Cubs hitters, they had a great game plan tonight. And there was a couple mistake sliders that they took advantage of. But they were running counts, they used the whole field, and there was traffic all night for Clayton. And he gave it everything he had, but when they did – when he did make a mistake, they made him pay.feedback

Oct 22 2016

We have asked a lot of Clayton all year long, so, again, it's just more of you got to give those hitters credit.feedback

Oct 21 2016

Our confidence hasn't wavered. This series certainly isn't over.feedback

Oct 21 2016

This series certainly isn't over.feedback

Oct 20 2016

It's not an elimination game.feedback

Oct 20 2016

You've got to brush off and get ready for tomorrow.feedback

Oct 20 2016

I thought we put ourselves in a position to get to Lackey, but he escaped.feedback

Oct 17 2016

With Richie, it's an inning-by-inning thing, so we'll just keep our fingers crossed. Because all things being equal, the blister holds, I really, really like our chances.feedback

Oct 17 2016

I think that you couldn't have scripted it any better. And it was just another fun ballgame.feedback

Oct 16 2016

I trust Joe, I've trusted him all year long, he's been great for us. Left a pitch up. ... It just didn't work out.feedback

Oct 16 2016

You got to walk Heyward with the open base.feedback

Oct 16 2016

It's hard to love the matchups against Chapman, anyway.feedback

Oct 15 2016

It's just more of just getting assurance that he feels good physically, which he does, and so it's one of those things, obviously, when you get a chance for Clayton to pitch Games 2 and potentially 6, that's a good thing for us. And, yeah, it's full go.feedback

Oct 15 2016

And, yeah, it's full go.feedback

Oct 14 2016

I kind of put Theo and Jed together and they're good friends of mine, and there's a lot of, a little bit of banter, but obviously I've got the ultimate respect for those guys and they really helped me get a ring.feedback

Oct 14 2016

He's going to go out there and get a lift in and throw and run and do what he does. So, obviously, we're not prepared to make that decision yet, but he's tracking to start when we all think.feedback

Oct 14 2016

Looking him in the eye, I felt good about it, and the training staff gave the OK, so it's only fitting for Clayton to get the last out right there.feedback

Oct 14 2016

These are conversations that me, the front office, we have daily, about just kind of forward-thinking, being open-minded to how you can use guys in certain roles. And today was a prime example.feedback

Oct 14 2016

Clayton came to me in the seventh, and said that he had an inning if I needed it.feedback

Oct 11 2016

If anyone gives up on this team, they haven't seen us play a whole lot this year, and it starts with what Clayton did – short rest and leaving it all out there. Everyone fed off that.feedback

Oct 08 2016

That's a variable that is kind of start to start, and we'll see how he is.feedback

Oct 07 2016

Well, I think Dusty is going to try. Yeah, it does, and I think that there's a little bit of banter with ... home plate umpires. But I think that you might see it from both sides of the dugout this series.feedback

Oct 04 2016

When he's on the bases, he creates tension. He turns doubles into triples, singles into doubles.feedback

Oct 02 2016

To be a part of what he's done in his last game, I'll give him a little salute at some point.feedback

Oct 01 2016

Today wasn't a good day for the quality of at-bats. Some with the lack of familiarity (with Blach), but even with that I think we gave away a lot of at-bats.feedback

Sep 25 2016

It was a work in progress all year. We're going to enjoy it.feedback

Sep 09 2016

For Clayton to be back on the mound, I think that's a win for us. Fernandez was good, but the No. 1 thing was Clayton got out of this feeling pretty well. We didn't expect him to be in midseason form anyway.feedback

Aug 26 2016

I think in some weird way, it does. They really wanted this game to salvage the series. I think there's a little something that salvages it for us in a strange way.feedback

Aug 25 2016

He's about ready to pick up a baseball. Obviously we don't know how much we can build him up, but it's encouraging that Ryu wants to get back in in any capacity he can.feedback

Aug 24 2016

I don't even know if he showered.feedback

Aug 22 2016

It feels much better from this side. Yeah, I saw 'em. I remember.feedback

Aug 17 2016

It couldn't have been scripted any better.feedback

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