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Andrew Friedman Quotes

Convoys are the scariest and most high-risk activity a soldier can participate in. You never know when there is going to be a bomb alongside you or even under your vehicle, ... Also, the guns used in combat in Iraq don't create the kind of wounds a street gun might in America. These guns fire at a much higher velocity, creating a lot more damage.
Andrew Friedman
#Risk

We're getting really close to obtaining the support we need.
Andrew Friedman
#Support

We're happy to come to terms with Toby. He's an instrumental part of what we're trying to do as we develop a young pitching staff.
Andrew Friedman
#Trying

We'll continue talks with [them]. This doesn't necessarily shut the door on their future with the Rays.
Andrew Friedman
#Future

We didn't seek this out, but after an in-depth exploration it makes sense for us. We think these guys have a real chance to be part of our future.
Andrew Friedman
#Exploration

We're obviously trying to create a competitive environment. We'll continue to explore moves that make sense for us now and going forward.
Andrew Friedman
#Environment

We think this transaction addresses our desire to add starting pitching depth to our organization.
Andrew Friedman
#Desire

It's hard to say. I think we've created a competitive environment, and we'll go into camp and see who can help us win the most games.
Andrew Friedman
#Environment

People forget how young he is. Had he gone to college, he would have been drafted last June and played for only three months. He's healthy and he has the arsenal. We are confident.
Andrew Friedman
#College

It doesn't make sense for us to make a trade unless we get a piece or two back to add to our collection of young talent. If we don't get that piece or two, it behooves us to keep the momentum we built in the second half with our young players and build off that.
Andrew Friedman
#Trade

Basically his desire now is to make the best of the rest of his life.
Andrew Friedman
#Desire

As we've stated from the beginning, our objective is to add as much pitching as we can. If any deal presents itself that makes sense pitching-wise or otherwise, we're prepared to make a move. If not, we're content with the way the roster is shaping up.
Andrew Friedman
#Beginning

For us to be successful, we've got to really broaden our applicant pool of players. We're trying to expand our reach internationally to give ourselves a chance at signing players that all the other teams have access to.
Andrew Friedman
#Trying

It's too early to speculate, because we haven't engaged in very meaningful conversations since the numbers were exchanged. We'll delve more into it over the weekend and we'll have a better idea after that.
Andrew Friedman
#Conversations

We are happy to have Harper back in 2006. Travis has been very versatile and durable in his seasons with the Rays. Travis pitched very well down the stretch and we expect him to be a positive contributor.
Andrew Friedman
#Seasons

We're trying to create a competitive environment in spring training. We think Russ adds to that. We're excited to get him into camp, and we'll see how it develops.
Andrew Friedman
#Environment

We think that we're going to become intimately involved with the arbitration process given the nature of how young our roster is. The intent of the hearing is to solve differences that can't be resolved through negotiations. It's not ideal for the team or the player, but sometimes it's necessary.
Andrew Friedman
#Nature

It's better to go with one closer. But you can't force the situation one way or the other. It all depends on your personnel. Looking at our bullpen, it appears that we have a deeper, more diversified bullpen this year.
Andrew Friedman
#Force

With these young players and the different paces of their maturation processes and with the success we enjoyed in the second half last season, anything can happen. I think there will be improvement over last year and that this will be a very exciting team to watch; the core of that team we expect to have significant continuity for seasons to come.
Andrew Friedman
#Success

He's doing well. I think the most difficult thing he faced was preparing to play games on March 7 and trying to rehab at the same time. I think the rest has helped a lot.
Andrew Friedman
#Games

Decisions have not been made.
Andrew Friedman
#Decisions

With hamstring injuries, it's hard to predict. We talked to Rocco this morning and what we said is, 'Let's not set a firm date. Let's do it when you feel good.' We don't want him to keep targeting some specific date.
Andrew Friedman
#Hard

It adds to the flexibility of the lineup. He played it in high school, so there's some familiarity with the position.
Andrew Friedman
#Familiarity

He's been invaluable in our discussions and our planning going forward, and the working relationship has been outstanding.
Andrew Friedman
#Planning

We're confident we'll see him pitch in a Devil Rays uniform.
Andrew Friedman
#Devil

It's definitely in the experimental stage. It's early in the process. He figures in our future no matter where he's playing, but he's more valuable to us and he's more valuable to himself as a third baseman.
Andrew Friedman
#Future

We are very committed to helping his assimilation to the American society. We feel that the less of that stuff he can worry about the more he can concentrate on his pitching. We're trying to put him in the best position to succeed at the major-league level.
Andrew Friedman
#Society

He's a tremendous talent and I would never bet against him.
Andrew Friedman
#Talent

We think Jason is going to be a big part of our future.
Andrew Friedman
#Future

We think this transaction addresses our desire to add starting pitching depth to our organization. We're going to be patient with the development of (Jackson and Tiffany). Both of them are quality arms that we've identified and talked about for a while now. As far as assignments, we'll get them into camp and let them compete, and see what's the best place to continue their development. It's a little early for us to comment on that.
Andrew Friedman
#Desire