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Oct 11 2017
John Farrell has been quoted 178 times. The one recent article where John Farrell has been quoted is Red Sox Fire Manager John Farrell. Most recently, John Farrell was quoted as having said, “Despite an end to this season that we all wanted to be different, I am proud of this ball club and the resiliency shown. I have enjoyed every moment of this job – its peaks and its valleys. There are few, if any, positions in life that create so much passion on a daily basis.”.
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Oct 02 2017

I think the flexibility or access to more frequent use in spots like [Saturday] could potentially be a greater weapon than one or two [starts] in a five-game series. To his credit, he has embraced it. He's worked his tail off to get to being at game speed. I'm amazed at how he's rebounding physically. It's great to see, and thankfully he's in the spot he is right now.feedback

Oct 02 2017

It's been a challenging year for him, by his own admission. You know what? He's a talented pitcher, and we're using him at the right time.feedback

Sep 30 2017

I think the simple answer to that is, yes, certainly we have paid close attention to how consistently they have won and continue to win. They're a good team. But I like the fact and love the fact that on nights where they've finished their games already and we've had to come back to maintain the spread, we've done it.feedback

Sep 28 2017

We've got to lead from the mound.feedback

Sep 28 2017

We recognize where guys are in terms of workloads, the way they've thrown of late, early exits. That kind of starts to factor in, and are there multiple-inning [relievers] needed more so than one-inning guys. Those are all things we'll take into account.feedback

Sep 28 2017

It's been a tough turn this time through. The numbers speak for themselves.feedback

Sep 28 2017

Any time you go through spells or turns like this, it comes down to consistent location and command. It's a matter of going out and executing pitches. There's not a magic elixir to this.feedback

Sep 26 2017

I think it's probably too early to answer that definitively. We just have to see how these final five games play out.feedback

Sep 23 2017

There's a major conflict that's going on inside. You're always rooting for your own guys, but that's a unique arrangement right there. Hopefully there's some balls that were squared up to some players on our side to record some outs. Like I said, there's a lot of conflict internally right there.feedback

Sep 23 2017

Somewhat surreal. Very proud. You're standing there, looking through a netting in the dugout and you're thinking you're maybe watching him in Little League or high school or so many of the different stages. To see it happen on a major league mound, a special day, a special inning. That's a lot of people that have played this game. If that's the first [pitcher-manager, father-son] combination, it's a proud day. But that makes it even that much more unique.feedback

Sep 22 2017

Nothing is ever given or automatic, but he's pretty darn close.feedback

Sep 22 2017

That's the reason you make the move, to have someone throwing the ball as well as David did down in Tampa. Hopefully that was going to be the case tonight. It worked out.feedback

Sep 22 2017

He's healthy and that's the beauty of all this. All the work that he's put in to get back to this point, and then still, I don't want to say marvel at it, but the way he comes out and throws strikes -- and quality strikes. We're talking five innings in the past two months, and it's impressive to see the way he commands the baseball.feedback

Sep 22 2017

I know Rick did not want to come of that game, and I fully respect that. I just felt like, with the left-hander in David going up against the heat of that order, it was the move to make.feedback

Sep 20 2017

Just getting into the playoffs is not our goal. Certainly it's a stepping stone toward other things that we have our sights set on, as many teams do. We've got a lot of work ahead of us.feedback

Sep 19 2017

Didn't feel like the follow-up with the medical staff was warranted. But he is sore, there's no question.feedback

Sep 19 2017

He's sore. I would think in an emergency only would we even consider putting him in the game. After talking with him here and after getting checked out, felt like it was best to just hold him out a day. I would expect him to be back in the lineup [Wednesday].feedback

Sep 14 2017

[He] recognizes the limited available of time to build back up, so logically this is a spot and he's accepting of the role.feedback

Sep 09 2017

Given the innings total he's at right now, the extra day this time and an extra day next time, there are things that hopefully we can take advantage of with Chris. The early runs were also helpful in maybe not making so much of a stressful outing through the six innings of work. But he was able to pitch comfortably. We can't predict what's going to come up, but just picking our spots where we can give him some additional rest.feedback

Sep 06 2017

It's not an Apple Watch.feedback

Sep 03 2017

It's probably historic, when you look at it.feedback

Sep 03 2017

He's set such a high bar for himself, not only this year but throughout the course of his career and certainly this season, the way he's pitched. We've got a couple of off-days that we'll take advantage of to get him some extra rest.feedback

Sep 03 2017

You look ahead, and there's three series against New York. Chris [Sale] is mapped out to be in every one of them.feedback

Sep 01 2017

We're going to do it again.feedback

Sep 01 2017

He's been such a boost to this team and our rotation. He pitches with such conviction, and you see it in his body language. You see it in his attack plan. He's got a clear understanding of what he's trying to do on the mound; a veteran guy who knows what his capabilities and his limitations are.feedback

Aug 31 2017

I think he's experienced some of the things we expected. There was going to be some ebbs and flows in there, some stretches where there was going to be some frustration emerge. But as we turn into this month, he's carried us to a certain extent. I just love the way he, for the most part, is a very even-keeled person and even-keeled player.feedback

Aug 31 2017

The book travels quick. All of a sudden he's getting pounded in with some fastballs, some cutters. The biggest thing is for Rafael to understand how the adjusted attack plan against him has taken place.feedback

Aug 28 2017

He's swinging the bat really well.feedback

Aug 28 2017

Particularly after the four games we were coming off, to get back in the win column is big. That might have been the toughest four-game stretch we've had this season.feedback

Aug 26 2017

There's positive happenings, I think, on the injury front. But with all due respect, we're not looking to wait for the next flow [of players] in here to inject some energy. We have played a very good brand of baseball for a period of time. We're in a patch right now, the last three days, where it's the other side of it. The way to get out of it is for the guy on the mound to start the ballgame to lead us through it.feedback

Aug 24 2017

It's unfortunate that he wound up in an unfortunate position on the slide.feedback

Aug 24 2017

It's hard to tell at this point. I wish I had more of a definitive answer, but I just don't know.feedback

Aug 18 2017

Just dealing with some symptoms that he came out of the game in LA [against the Angels on July 22] with. And they persist. I think we're also realistic here, too, that he's got to build up to an aggressive long-toss situation, not in terms of overall distance, but number of throws with some aggression and build back to the mound. That's still going to take some time.feedback

Aug 18 2017

He needs additional time to let [the injury] quiet down in it's entirety. When you look at the calendar, that's the one thing that kind of comes to mind. But we can't rush it. We have to do what's best and what's right for David Price.feedback

Aug 18 2017

There's been a number of wild-card teams that have either won it all or advanced very deep. I think there's a lot to be said for winning your division, though. But I can tell you right now: We still have, what, two months to go, eight weeks to go? Whatever it is. There's not been any conversation on what the end result of 2017 will be.feedback

Aug 15 2017

Even if he plays like he is the rest of his career, that's a solid average to a-tick-above-average major-league defender. In the period of time he's been here, his defense has been better than anticipated or advertised.feedback

Aug 14 2017

More than anything, pitches that he's gotten on the plate, he hasn't missed. I can't say anything's fundamentally changed. He's got a beautiful swing. He's a natural lefty hitter. Prior to the date we were talking about, he was just missing some pitches that he otherwise squared up. And as dominant as he's been, with the exception of an outing or two, we're talking about a difference-maker in the standings, in the feel of the team, what he means to our team. Yeah, he should be in that conversation.feedback

Aug 13 2017

We've had our troubles against New York so far this year. To win a couple here after dropping a tough game Friday night says a lot about our guys, says a lot about our resolve.feedback

Aug 13 2017

I know the rule. I messed up trying to get Kimbrel into the game.feedback

Aug 13 2017

It was a thought. But that's something we have not done at all in a tie game or without a lead, certainly. It was a thought, but didn't go to it at that point.feedback

Aug 12 2017

I don't know if there's a one-on-one competition, so to speak. Anytime you get players like that on this kind of stage, it brings out the best in all the guys.feedback

Aug 11 2017

He was swinging the bat well in San Francisco prior to the trade and hasn't stopped. He's jumped right in and hit anywhere from first to fourth in the lineup and there's consistent hard contact. He has been a huge boost to our offense that, quite frankly, in July we were scuffling to score some runs. He's injected some energy.feedback

Aug 11 2017

His knee has flared up on him. Our goal was to get him some at-bats [at Tampa Bay] before this series. He's shown a little bit of a pushback in terms of the reaction to it.feedback

Aug 11 2017

We'll see where this going over the next 24 hours.feedback

Aug 11 2017

When we acquired him, we had conversations on how we could move him around, spell some guys, get some regular at-bats for him. It just so happens that the timing of this is one in which he's taken over every day at second base because of Dustin's knee situation. He was swinging the bat well in San Francisco before the trade and hasn't stopped. He's jumped right in, he's hit anywhere from first to fourth in the lineup, there's consistent, hard contact, and he has been a huge boost to our offense.feedback

Aug 03 2017

You look ahead, there's three series against New York. Chris is mapped out to be in every one of them. You balance rest, but then you also look at how do you match up and align guys going forward? Thought the extra day was important for him [this week].feedback

Aug 01 2017

We haven't had a game like this in a long time.feedback

Jul 22 2017

Certainly after the workload of the last week, that was pretty much called for. The way he felt coming out of the Yankee game, body-wise, he felt a little more taxed than previous starts, so I thought it was timely.feedback

Jul 22 2017

I've not been around a pitcher that's had those kind of totals. The strikeout capability is certainly unique. He's an elite pitcher. It's not just with one pitch. It's with three different ones he can get strikeouts with. To see how consistent he's been with strikeout totals is unique and certainly impressive.feedback

Jul 17 2017

Any time a player is injured, you're always prioritizing the physical side of it and he's gotten through that. Everything points to [velocity] being consistent. The energy in his delivery was good, even to the point at times he might have been a little quick. That's a good thing. That indicates he's not favoring anything or subconsciously holding back.feedback

Jul 17 2017

We lost a guy at the time who was throwing the ball extremely well. He was powerful. He was gaining confidence. He was working deeper into games. Hopefully we can regain that form that he was pitching with prior to the injury. He would be a huge boost to this rotation.feedback

Jul 16 2017

I still firmly believe there was interference on the play. If it goes unaddressed or goes without any kind of further attention brought to it, who's to say you can't instruct runners to do the same going forward? If there was no interference, [Moreland] would've had access to the bag. He was taken out of it by the returning runner [Holliday].feedback

Jul 16 2017

It's a heads-up play, to be honest with you. If you know it's a dead out, retreat to the bag, slide in. It's not like he was going after anyone with physical intent, but he was in the middle of the play.feedback

Jul 16 2017

It starts with David Price. That was just a great game from him. He was outstanding -- powerful from start to finish, a lot of strikes, very good command. It was impressive to see how he maintained his stuff throughout. Fastball to both sides of the plate. I thought he had a really good cutter. On a night when we needed a bounce-back win, it was a big performance by David.feedback

Jul 16 2017

He's been outstanding. On a day where I thought he pitched under control, he had real good power early on but then he pitched comfortably throughout the rest of the ballgame.feedback

Jul 15 2017

I think it will be dependent upon the number of pitches thrown in a given night. If it's low-teens, yeah, I think he's getting to the point where, physically, Hey, I'm good to go the next day.' We've kept him out of days when he's felt fine just to make sure that he's stayed strong throughout, which he has. But we'll see back-to-back start to emerge here.feedback

Jul 15 2017

It's on record. So how that's determined remains to be seen.feedback

Jul 15 2017

I didn't get an explanation. My view was that it was interference, regardless of whether it was intentional or not. That's why I protested the game. But there was, after repeated conversation with New York, it was brought back to me that they weren't going to change the play, and the play stood with no explanation.feedback

Jul 14 2017

He's swinging the bat like he did the second half of last year. To be quite frank, we need that type of production, and he's certainly very capable.feedback

Jul 14 2017

Sometimes you don't want to disrupt a good thing. Clearly, [Lin] and Deven and what they've done at third base has given us a lot of momentum.feedback

Jul 10 2017

I think certainly there can be a lot of expectations attached to an acquisition, particularly a big-contract acquisition. Human nature has it you come into a new environment, you come to impress and the same reason you acquire those individuals, they might try to do a little bit more at times and that doesn't necessarily work for them. Chris has blended in very well in our clubhouse and it's just a matter of going out and doing the things he does so well as a pitcher and that starts with throwing strikes.feedback

Jul 06 2017

We hit some balls hard, we hit some balls right at people. But make no mistake, Cashner, that was one of the better games he's thrown this year. He's in the mid-90s (mph) with heavy sink.feedback

Jul 03 2017

He gets on these hot streaks where seemingly there's a lot of damage to the swing. The one thing that has always stood out about Mookie's approach to the game is not only a genuine humility, but an aptitude that is second to none. He is not afraid to expose himself in terms of not knowing everything and will ask great questions. But the aptitude to apply it quickly, that's what sets him apart.feedback

Jun 29 2017

All I can go by is what my eyes tell me, and I think [Bogaerts] has been very strong. For me, Bogey has done a heck of a job. He's durable. You can count on him. He's a reliable shortstop and an offensive one at the same time. I don't know the factors that go into defensive metrics or all the UZR ratings. Sometimes those are alignment-dependent.feedback

Jun 28 2017

We know it's not to that [2016] level yet, but we're not going to give up on him by any means and say this isn't going to happen. We see stretches where the impact of the baseball is to all fields. That's always been the goal to get him to that. He's not giving up on himself, and we're not giving up on him.feedback

Jun 27 2017

Time was called. Time was clearly called before the balk was called. So that was the dispute.feedback

Jun 23 2017

I think he has a keen awareness that he could potentially keep others from flourishing with the potential thought and the question always being there -- 'Well, he is around. Is he ever coming back? I think it speaks to David's awareness of himself, the situation, how a team functions. I wouldn't be surprised if that is at the root of his decision to keep the space that he's done.feedback

Jun 21 2017

This one stings because that group has been so good, so consistent for the better part of the whole season.feedback

Jun 21 2017

We uncharacteristically lost the strike zone. For a group that has been so good at not issuing too many walks over the course of the year, we had an inning that got away from us. Matt was up in the zone. He couldn't get the ball down.feedback

Jun 21 2017

When he went down to swing in the cage, there's still some restriction. Hopefully he'll be back in the lineup Friday.feedback

Jun 21 2017

When you consider the careers that are on that fa�ade, the numbers that are up there and the fact that his being done so soon after retiring, I think speaks volumes. What he's meant to the city, what he's meant to the organization. To see him at the ballpark, see the smile, to hear the booming voice, it will be a good day for us.feedback

Jun 21 2017

It's certainly not a trend. That isn't something we have dealt with very often, if at all, particularly three consecutive walks to load the bases. That's not who this pitching staff has shown to be.feedback

Jun 21 2017

I think the postseason last year everybody thought this is the way a bullpen should be used. In a short series, yes. In 162 games, that's going to be an awfully big challenge.feedback

Jun 21 2017

Given the workload that [Kimbrel] went through, what he was feeling coming out of those three particular [multi-inning] appearances, that wasn't something that we looked to entertain.feedback

Jun 18 2017

Honestly there aren't any alternatives. Rick is a key member of this team and we've got to continue to work to get it right.feedback

Jun 18 2017

Any time he made a mistake up in the strike zone, those are the pitches that came back to haunt him. The night-and-day difference is elevation in the strike zone.feedback

Jun 09 2017

Here's the thing: David Price is one hell of a teammate. He's a very strong competitor. The support he gives his teammates in the clubhouse and that dugout is outstanding, and it's returned to him. I think he genuinely appreciates competing with the Red Sox, the city of Boston, and going out and working with his teammates to win a championship.feedback

Jun 09 2017

There was an emotional conversation that took place last night. That will be talked about with him.feedback

Jun 07 2017

But when you start talking concepts, let's face it, communication with players is priority No. 1. So to be clear, the interpreter is needed.feedback

Jun 06 2017

I tell you the one thing that we don't preach. I hear about creating this kind of loft – I think what we try to do is take what is the natural swing of a given hitter and say, How does he put his best swing on the baseball?' Our approach to developing hitters has always been understanding the strike zone, having an all-field approach, being a more complete hitter versus one that's going to look to put the ball in the air.feedback

Jun 06 2017

The fact that the standings are what they are now, with a major change to the names on each roster, this should be a fun series – teams that are now being impacted greatly by young players. We've gone through that a couple of years ago as we've transitioned, and it's happened quick here in New York.feedback

Jun 06 2017

They're playing well. It's a good team. They've got a very good blend of young players and veteran guys. What Aaron Judge is doing is impressive to say the least, both defensively and offensively.feedback

Jun 03 2017

We project that his first day eligible, he'd be ready to go.feedback

Jun 02 2017

To be honest, he's a little snake-bit.feedback

May 29 2017

I think any time you're dealing with a position player's wrist, a hitter's wrist, that's always cause for concern.feedback

May 29 2017

We're hopeful that hitters are soon in his schedule.feedback

May 26 2017

I don't think there's any one thing you can point to. He's generated a lot of talk because of the run that he's on and doing a very good job. That's clear. But it's been a combination of a lot of things that's culminated in increased confidence, pitching very relaxed with very good stuff.feedback

May 26 2017

It's just a matter of his abilities coming together. This has always been an extremely talented young guy.feedback

May 25 2017

He's been swinging the bat well. There's some momentum with Travis, getting him up here. The fact is, we're probably looking at four left-handed starters over these next four series. Felt like this was an opportunity to add another right-handed bat.feedback

May 25 2017

Even if he goes out and gives us the 90 pitches in the first few outings -- and obviously there's going to be a little tighter rein on him with the workload initially until we continue to build him out -- but like I said, adding David Price to your rotation is always going to be a positive.feedback

May 25 2017

The build-up of pitch count is really where you're going to center your decision-making on. Granted, we know what's taken place in the two rehab starts, but the fact that our goal setting out was to get him to 90 pitches, he was able to do that last night.feedback

May 25 2017

We'll sit and talk with him [Thursday]. We'll check with him in the morning, make sure there's no physical ailments -- which we don't expect any -- and we'll sit with him and map out the next step.feedback

May 25 2017

He came out of tonight's game feeling fine physically. He got to maybe the goal number of pitches thrown. A couple of extended innings early once again. But we had a scout there that liked what he saw in terms of physical stuff. The linescore isn't going to be what we'll see going forward, but from just answering the physical side of it, I think he's answered that tonight.feedback

May 24 2017

I think we're in the midst of a season that will be something that will be remembered by a lot of people for a long period of time. I know we have a long way to go in this season, but the start that he's off to here is starting to get in very, very select company.feedback

May 12 2017

I've considered an exorcism at third base. See if we can clean things up in some form or fashion.feedback

May 07 2017

Mitch has done a great job. This is his first real opportunity of playing every day, and he's done just that, played every day. But I think it's important we're able to pick spots to keep him as fresh as possible. That's been our goal since we reported to spring training (to have Ramirez play some first base), and yet we're still trying to get there.feedback

May 07 2017

I haven't mapped it out in all three (games), but he'll be at first base. And I can see us in a situation where we can be mixing and matching out there. If Hanley starts a game where Mitch (Moreland) picks him up defensively later on, that's certainly a possibility. All those combinations are available to us.feedback

May 06 2017

From the mindset that he's generating, to be in full uniform, he's taking it as a game day. And the adrenaline builds with that. His workdays have been very good.feedback

May 05 2017

I think any time a mandate comes from the leader of our industry, it sends a strong and clear message to whatever the issue might at hand and I think it was very effective. He commented that it was the first time he had been involved at this level or this type of interaction, so I think it helped.feedback

May 03 2017

The two teams are highly competitive. This hasn't been a one-incident situation. We are looking forward to playing a good hard brand of baseball and we know that there have been some pitches that got away and that's what precipitated the call today.feedback

May 03 2017

Typically you don't see it that early, and they're going to determine there's intent immediately. Obviously, with what's being written about what's transpired in the first six games or so that we've played, D.J. felt like it was an appropriate call.feedback

May 03 2017

I guess the best way to describe it is: I can confirm that there was a call and it happened for both clubs, to basically address the last two weeks and to say, Enough is enough.feedback

May 01 2017

I feel like we've got to pick a spot here. And that's why getting everyone capable of defensive work, including Hanley, is important in that regard.feedback

Apr 30 2017

This is a tough team to match up against. They're going to find a way to get their matchup with the alternating left-right in the lineup. I wouldn't say [the relievers] have exceeded what our internal expectations are, and yet we've not been with a full complement of guys that are on our roster.feedback

Apr 30 2017

If Robby Scott [comes into the game], they've got [Javier] Baez waiting to hit for Jon Jay, and [that's] not a favorable matchup with the short porch in left here.feedback

Apr 30 2017

In the moment, it looked like Ben was late getting to the bag on the back end of that double play. Bogey throws it, tries to lead him there, ends up being behind him. And then we end up throwing the ball around the ballpark.feedback

Apr 29 2017

It was a quality workday for him. Accomplished what the plan was and that was for two simulated innings after he warmed up. Good intensity. So that was a good day for him.feedback

Apr 27 2017

They're executing in every phase of the game. They are probably a little bit more aggressive on the basepaths this year with the personnel that they do have. Their pitching has been very steady, strong for that matter, particularly when you get to the bullpen. They come in playing with a lot of confidence. They are scoring well and they aren't giving up many either. They are playing well.feedback

Apr 25 2017

Any conversation that might have been needed was had and we're on to this series upcoming. What's done is done.feedback

Apr 24 2017

His importance to us speaks for itself. At this point it warrants a further look.feedback

Apr 23 2017

There was legitimate concern in the moment it took place. But the fact that he still has the symptoms he does, we're going to rule everything out. His importance to us speaks for itself. And with any of our players, you get into a situation like this, you give it a 24-48 hour period to see how it responds. And at this point it warrants a further look.feedback

Apr 22 2017

Clearly there is a difference in opinion in how that rule was interpreted and the slide. Bottom line, if that slide last night is not deemed an illegal slide, we should just get rid of the rule.feedback

Apr 22 2017

The rule has three different components and we talked about those. Still, that was an extremely late slide and in my view, an illegal slide.feedback

Apr 22 2017

He can understand the feeling of trying to protect our players. Fact is, we have a player who is not in the lineup tonight as a result of the slide. Basically, they said he received the throw as a first baseman. If that was the case, his left leg would have been the one extended toward the throw.feedback

Apr 16 2017

It's worth the price of admission just to see him.feedback

Apr 14 2017

I know for a fact that he thrives in the DH spot. That's probably his preference overall. He's not boycotting (first base), but I know where his preference lies. In conversations throughout the winter, once we acquired Mitch, the conversations throughout spring training, (Ramirez) understands how our roster is built. What's best for our team has him going to first base on occasion.feedback

Apr 10 2017

He's going to need some time. Hopefully it's just the 10 days, we'll see.feedback

Apr 10 2017

I feel a lot better. Feels like it's going in the right direction.feedback

Apr 10 2017

It's hard to project right now. We'll take a progression similar to spring training. While we have some tentative plans for that progression, we're probably responding or addressing this as David responds to the work sessions. Thus far, it's been good.feedback

Apr 08 2017

The four total walks and the base hit (in the eighth), obviously, are a difficult one here. We dramatically come back and take (the lead with) a big five-run eighth.feedback

Apr 08 2017

There'll be a time in this season when you look to go to (closer Craig) Kimbrel for four outs, but not in Game 3.feedback

Apr 08 2017

This one got away from us.feedback

Apr 08 2017

This hasn't been able to be contained from one certain group to another or a couple of guys. There's three different things that are going around -- one's a respiratory one, one's flu-like symptoms, and one is the full-blown flu.feedback

Apr 05 2017

You love the way Chris Sale goes about his work.feedback

Apr 03 2017

He's got a short track record, we know, but there's never been evidence of panic, even in two-strike situations. He sees the ball extremely well. He's got a true understanding of the strike zone. Pretty special young player.feedback

Mar 21 2017

He's not stagnant in terms of the full range of motion he needs to throw the baseball.feedback

Mar 14 2017

So we're at a 60-foot phase right now. But we don't have (a plan in which) there needs to be X number of sessions at 60 feet then we're going to progress. It was at the doctors' recommendation, do not put him on a structured throwing program, because it may be either too quick or too slow depending on how he feels. And a lot of what's driving this on daily throwing schedule is how David feels.feedback

Mar 13 2017

I'd like to see him over here again before we get too much deeper in camp.feedback

Mar 08 2017

It says he's not afraid of failure, and that's great for any athlete. Athletes are all going to become vulnerable in their performance at some point, and for who's been such a high profile in another sport come in and say, Hey, I'm willing to take a run at this,' I think it's a pretty cool thing. When you look at the raw power in BP, it's pretty evident. It says you've got some pretty good hand-eye coordination. (Baseball's) hard for a guy who plays every year. When you have that kind of gap, I think it's a window into the mindset that anything is possible. Why not take a run with it?feedback

Mar 08 2017 - British Petroleum

It says he's not afraid of failure and I think that's great for any athlete. Athletes are all going to become vulnerable at some point and for a guy who's been such high-profile in another sport to say, You know what? Hey, I'm willing to take a run at this,' I think it's a pretty cool thing. We'll see how it plays out, but when you look at the raw power in BP it's pretty evident. Not to mention, when you're doing something else in another sport, it says you have some pretty good hand-eye coordination.feedback

Mar 08 2017 - British Petroleum

I watched him take a round or two of BP. I don't know what it plays like at game speed.feedback

Mar 07 2017

There's an edge about him, the way he goes about his work, [and] he's got tremendous physical ability to back that up. … You get the sense that the team, on the day he takes the mound, takes on that persona. It can be unique for players coming in the first year and going through an adjustment period, but he seems to be very well equipped to stay focused on the things he can control.feedback

Mar 06 2017

I think every player we have has got a certain amount of scrutiny just because it's Boston. Independent of developments on our roster, health wise or other, Chris Sale is going to draw a lot of attention. Based on what we know of him, I think he'll handle this environment well.feedback

Mar 06 2017

I was a little surprised to see the velocity he had in his first outing. In a way you kind of think it's a high number for this early in camp, but you can't tell a strong competitor to back off.feedback

Mar 04 2017

But we also have to remain with some cautious optimism because he's in a shut-down period and it'll be great to see when he finally puts a ball in his hand and begins that process. Initially, that's really good news.feedback

Mar 04 2017

The shutdown is the focal point.feedback

Mar 04 2017

A very positive exam given the concern a couple days ago. We definitely feel it's a best-case scenario.feedback

Mar 04 2017

A very positive exam given the concern a couple days ago. The approach we're going to take with him is he'll receive medication and treatment in the next seven to 10 days. We'll re-evaluate him at that time.feedback

Mar 04 2017

As we talked about him experiencing the type of forearm issue in spring training, it may be a little more intensified this year, but still, this is the spring training arm he goes through.feedback

Mar 03 2017

A very positive exam given the concern a couple days ago. The approach we're going to take with him is he'll receive medication and treatment in the next seven to 10 days. We'll re-evaluate him at that time. Even talking with David on his way up there, he felt with each passing hour he was becoming more free. As we talked about him experiencing the type of forearm issue in spring training, it may be a little more intensified this year, but still, this is the spring training arm he goes through. A very positive exam given the concern a couple days ago.feedback

Mar 03 2017

He's gone through some soreness in the forearm/elbow area in previous spring trainings but this one has got a little bit more intensity to it.feedback

Feb 01 2017

We know he's dealing with some physical ailments that you manage and work through, and he's doing what he can to get back to that level of performance (last year).feedback

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Dec 07 2016

There's a surplus right now. But when you think about the high end of it, this is an exciting group.feedback

Dec 06 2016

In between the lines, he pitches with an edge. His numbers and performance speak for themselves, but I think there is maybe a persona that he projects certainly across the field.feedback

Dec 06 2016

And we really have been able to do that.feedback

Sep 25 2016

Steve Olin was a teammate of mine when the boating accident in spring training took place. The emotions range from shock, disbelief to thinking about their families and the adjustments they're going to have to go through. And the pain and sorrow that they go through.feedback

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