16 Total Quotes

Bryan Price Quotes

There's been nothing to suggest he'll crack when he is challenged more. I see consistency in his work ethic, routine and demeanor.
Bryan Price
#Consistency

When [ Ken ] Griffey made his start as a 19-year-old in 1989, when he walked around the clubhouse he was the best player in the room. Now, we don't want to get ahead of ourselves with Felix. But there's that same sort of feeling now with him as there was with [Griffey]. It's special.
Bryan Price
#Clubhouse

He hasn't done anything that suggests that he isn't ready to be here from a physical or emotional standpoint. He has the persona. He has a complete understanding that he has a lot of talent and that he's utilizing his talent. He has a delivery and an aura that represent a confident force.
Bryan Price
#Emotions

Thornton is progressing, has progressed this year. Matt has not only had limited big-league experience, but limited experience, period.
Bryan Price
#Experience

It's a matter of familiarity. Working together, catchers get to know what pitchers like to throw in situations, like with two strikes. They know what a pitcher can do, and can't.
Bryan Price
#Familiarity

We throw him a lot of hard stuff inside. A lot of teams do that. But he doesn't miss against us. He's got our number.
Bryan Price
#Hard

I think that Gil will be pitching for us again this year; that's my expectation. But the idea is to get him 100 percent healthy. There's no need to rush.
Bryan Price
#Expectation

I don't think he'd be here if we considered him raw and vulnerable. The real challenges lie in just preparing him or dealing with the things he's going through for the first time that most 19-year-olds are going through in rookie ball.
Bryan Price
#Challenges

My philosophy is that really good pitchers know their mechanics and are able to self-correct when the game is on the line. A pitching coach can't go out there every time there's a tough situation.
Bryan Price
#Philosophy

Some times lack of success is just lack of experience. So what we have to figure out with the young guys is what was missing. Was it a command issue? Was it related to emotional distress? Or were there some things physically that they weren't doing that didn't allow them to be successful.
Bryan Price
#Experience

We're going to have to work a bit on growing up.
Bryan Price
#Growing Up

There's just a strong feeling that we need to have options. When you lose 99 games, you open yourself up to change.
Bryan Price
#Games

The romanticism of a voyage, for whatever age, is here and alive aboard the QE2.
Bryan Price
#Age And Aging

We're not trying to saddle up Freddy and have him carry us into the postseason. We just need him to be a significant, reliable contributor to the starting rotation.
Bryan Price
#Trying

My goals with these guys the first time or two they touch the ball is to throw the ball over the plate, and he did that.
Bryan Price
#Goals

To a man, our guys have come in and thrown the ball over the plate. Like a lot of staffs, getting the first one under their belts is sometimes the most tenuous. But our guys have come in and done an absolutely great job at working ahead in the count, establishing a low strike zone and challenging the hitter.
Bryan Price
#Man