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Jim Tracy Quotes

He has a tremendous baseball mind. When I have someone like that sitting next to me, I feel confident there is not too much that's going to get by us during the course of a game.
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#Baseball

In the first inning we had great at-bats against Roy Oswalt. Command wise he was not sharp.
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#Bats

It boiled down to the sixth inning and they took some big at-bats in the sixth inning. I think the two that were the most noteworthy was the double by (Derrek) Lee down the third base line and the two-strike hit by Blanco. That was hit in the perfect spot and found it's way through the middle of the field.
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#Bats

You can't win a ballgame when you have only two base hits from the same guy.
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#Ball Game

You can't win a ballgame when you have only two base hits from the same guy,
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#Ball Game

He played terrific. Like he hadn't missed a beat. He handled the ground balls in the field flawlessly, just like I've seen him do for a number of years.
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#Balls

We had a very poor -- poor -- pitching performance. We pitched poorly -- right from the get-go. We ... pitched ... poorly.
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#Performance

We still have not determined some things as far as how we're going to line our pitching up.
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#Determined

I don't think it's any more daunting than some of the challenges we have faced up to this point. We have seen some awfully good pitching.
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#Challenges

It has been tremendous. The work ethic that has been put forth has been just great. The environment was very loose, which is what I like to see, and yet within the framework of that looseness was a very businesslike approach.
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#Environment

When you come in and you sit down at your desk and try to structure the middle of your lineup, that's a fairly daunting task.
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#Desk

If there are two areas right now that you'd like to see us [improve] it's the consistency of our starting pitching and our execution in game-changing at-bats.
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#Consistency

As a manager, I came here to make this club better, markedly better. The guys in the clubhouse, they have to realize that as a player, you have to produce. I'm not saying you're perfect and a mistake can't be made. But when you do make it, the realization that you have made a mistake and what you have to do to correct it ... there has to be a real understanding of that.
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#Club

Pitching and defense has been the name of the game in baseball forever. I don't care what level you're playing at. My philosophy since I started managing has been that, before you can look at any other phases, you've got to feel fairly comfortable that you've got some people who can pitch and you've got to be able to catch the ball. If you can't do either one, your chances of being very good are slim.
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#Baseball

It's important to realize that we have two special major-league players here. I kind of want to find playing time for both. It's a wonderful trade off.
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#Kind

Don't prejudge it too quickly.
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#Prejudge

His stuff is Major League caliber. Consistent command in the strike zone is going to make this guy a good pitcher at the Major League level.
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#Caliber

Jose is the perfect National League player. A bench player with that kind of versatility is invaluable.
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#Bench

There's not any timetable yet for him to swing off a tee or swing at balls.
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#Balls

You've got to give Victor Santos credit. For me, that's as well as he pitched since he put on this uniform.
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#Credit

It's not about the velocity. What impressed me was the movement Oliver had with his fastball in the hitting zone. He pitched great. He pitched like the ace of a staff.
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#Fastball

It looked like the Zach Duke we saw a lot of around the National League last year. That's a very good sign, especially when you start to get short on time in preparing for the regular season. Zach is starting to spearhead his way toward doing the things you want to see a pitcher do at this time of the spring.
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#Duke

He's a real good player. He's a real good player. Can he make the club? The answer's yes. He has a chance to make the club.
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#Club

When you face guys of that caliber, your starters have to believe they are equal to the task. One thing I know about both Oliver and Zach is they believe that. They do more than just believe that -- they expect to go out there and match those guys. The situation could become very interesting if it plays itself out.
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#Believe

He has the pitches ... his versatility is tremendous. It enhances your opportunities as far as when a major-league club looks at the 25 guys that you head to Milwaukee with.
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#Club

He was signed as a natural third baseman, ... He's a switch-hitter, I've seen him take some good at-bats.
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#Bats

Do I advocate that you go up to the plate looking to walk? No,
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#Advocate

It was a great pitch. There's only one guy in the game that could have hit it.
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#Game

You have to give Marquis credit. That was our quietest game this season.
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#Credit

We've got a tremendous amount of baseball to play in 2006. If you get effort like that every night from that group of players, things are going to get going here and we're going to be all right.
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#Baseball