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Allard Baird Quotes

He's still tending to his business.
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#Business

Having a good camp is one thing, a lot of people have good camps. But his maturity level, his presence, his professionalism and respect for the game ... those are things that really stand out.
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#Maturity

It sounds like a company line, but he's progressing and moving forward. Is he better than he was last week? Yes.
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#Company

If it was a pitch count, a baseball issue, I could tell you.
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#Baseball

We'll explore the value for him.
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#Value

Perception is reality until you know what reality is. When I met with them and asked if they had any questions, they had questions. The big thing with them was, 'If I sign, is it going to stop there?' They wanted a whole, detailed plan, and I was glad to be able to give them that.
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#Perception

The bottom line is I'm the general manager of the club. I'm held accountable. The expectation of fans is a good thing. If the club continues to struggle, that rests on my shoulders.
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#Expectation

It's a better team than last year. It has better talent and makeup. But when you start out like this, everything is going to be magnified. That's the way it is. We may have been a little snake-bit. But the game doesn't stop, and nobody is going to feel sorry for you.
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#Makeup

Just a case of [the hitters] not producing up to the talent level in our clubhouse.
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#Talent

We're still in a developmental stage, but we said we need to see some results. We want to start turning projection into production. We're looking for more results.
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#Results

The reality is most of our players should be in Double-A or elsewhere in the minors,
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#Reality

What he's done in the clubhouse and with the young players, I can't say enough about him. His value to the ballclub goes well beyond his numbers.
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#Value

Play solid defense, show the ability to steal bases and just perform well. Offensively, he's got some power and runs some deep counts. When we acquired him we knew he could be a solid fourth outfielder.
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#Ability

We let the ability of the player dictate how fast he comes along. He's an advanced college hitter, and that makes a difference.
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#Ability

If he left March 15, that would be a different story. We haven't played a game yet. No pitcher has pitched a pitch yet in a game, so to me that does not factor in. The most important thing for us right now really is for him to take care of the personal matter. Everything else is secondary.
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#Game

Makeup-wise he's a tough kid, a competitor, no excuses, holds himself accountable. Pitching consistent and down with his stuff are going to be big for him in spring training.
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#Makeup

There is no timetable. We'll support him and we go from there.
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#Support

They knew we had some productive arms out there and there was interest in our bullpen across the board.
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#Interest

We were pleased when he came in after the trade and did a solid job receiving the ball with above-average blocking skills. He's still learning to call a game but, overall, we're pleased.
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#Trade

He was really quiet, unassuming, to himself. A lot of people here still remember him as little Johnny.
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#People

We've added two innings starters, we've added some team speed, we've improved our defense, we've increased our depth in the bullpen. So I feel good about that. But we still have some things left to do. We'll continue to be aggressive.
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#Defense

We definitely have an interest and we are pursuing it. I do not get the feeling that anything is imminent.
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#Interest

In our market, for instance, you look at the risk factors involved, and the fact that the margin of error is smaller for us to be successful, and it's very important.
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#Risk

Andre understands our organizational hitting philosophy. He has worked with a number of our young players, as well as some veteran players that came up through the organization.
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#Philosophy

He's not a forgotten man for me.
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#Man

I think, this year, his concentration skills have gone to another level. He's taking strikes. There are very few people who can take strikes and wait for the strike they really want. Carlos can. That's a tribute to his work ethic and natural ability,
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#People

Losses bother me. Jokes do not. The losses were tough.
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#Jokes

He's not going to overpower you. He's got to have command of the fastball. His ability to create ground balls last year was a real plus for us.
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#Ability