113 Total Quotes

Joe Girardi Quotes

Joe Girardi
I want to see what he can do in left field. I want versatile players. I think that's very important, especially in the National League, where there is double-switching, and there is a lot of stuff going on. You need versatility.
Joe Girardi
#Field

Joe Girardi
I think this takes a little pressure off of them. And it's going to take a lot of pressure off guys who haven't done it before.
Joe Girardi
#Pressure

Joe Girardi
Let's let the pitchers concentrate on pitching for a while and then we'll get them their at-bats. Pitchers are getting plenty of batting practice, but we can't win if they don't get people out.
Joe Girardi
#Bats

Joe Girardi
I respect Joe and the way he goes about his business and handles his players. To me, it's silly if you don't ask for help.
Joe Girardi
#Business

Joe Girardi
What's enjoyable to watch is how hard they're playing. I'm proud of them.
Joe Girardi
#Enjoyable

Joe Girardi
The game always looks better when you hit. Guys swung at pitches in the zone that they liked.
Joe Girardi
#Game

Joe Girardi
Miguel was begging the opposing team to give them one more inning to hit and see if they could get those two runs, but sorry, you can't do that in the real game.
Joe Girardi
#Begging

Joe Girardi
I think it's great. Why not get thrown right in the fire with Houston and New York, two teams that are picked to finish in the top of their division? I think it's a great experience for our young players. It's a measuring stick.
Joe Girardi
#Fire

Joe Girardi
We're thrown right into the fire, Houston and New York. Why not? Two teams that are picked to finish at the top of their divisions. Obviously, we're going to have to play them at some point. Might as well play them the first week. I think it's a great experience for our young players.
Joe Girardi
#Fire

Joe Girardi
His arm strength and accuracy ... he will get better as he keeps going. His footwork and throwing will get quicker as he gets more confidence.
Joe Girardi
#Accuracy

Joe Girardi
I believe [Greg] Maddux is the first pitcher Rick had. Mechanics are his strong suit. He is used to working with young pitchers.
Joe Girardi
#Believe

Joe Girardi
He is the one guy who would try to run through a wall if I asked him and not ask any questions.
Joe Girardi
#Ask

Joe Girardi
He threw a great pitch. He kept his composure. He had some tough outs he had to get, and he got them.
Joe Girardi
#Composure

Joe Girardi
We counted it up. We hit 11 balls on the button. And what did we get, five hits?
Joe Girardi
#Balls

Joe Girardi
They're making decisions really tough around here. The idea was to let them fight it out. Let's let them fight it out and go from there.
Joe Girardi
#Decisions

Joe Girardi
I don't think his at-bats have changed a lot. Sometimes, you just don't get hits. The biggest thing is you keep your frustration level down, and he has seemed to work through that.
Joe Girardi
#Bats

Joe Girardi
He will take batting practice today, and we'll make an evaluation. We'll see how it feels.
Joe Girardi
#Practice

Joe Girardi
You get to teach. You get to manage. I love the competition and I love the idea of trying to figure out how to beat the other team.
Joe Girardi
#Competition

Joe Girardi
He's put together a pretty good little stretch here. The thing we've talked about the whole way is consistency through the whole year, understanding you are going to go through some struggles. How are you able to get out of them? Are you able to get out of them quicker than other players? Those are the great players.
Joe Girardi
#Consistency

Joe Girardi
We've played six games at home (13 on the road). April is the nicest month of the year in Florida, right? Doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me.
Joe Girardi
#Games

Joe Girardi
I don't think Hanley lacks confidence. I think Hanley is not surprised that he made that play last night. Now, he might have surprised some of his teammates who haven't seen him play on a daily basis. But I don't think Hanley is surprised he made that play. He went a long ways over. I'm not surprised at what he does.
Joe Girardi
#Confidence

Joe Girardi
Guys are just doing the little things, taking advantage. And our two-strike at bats the first two days have been tremendous.
Joe Girardi
#Advantage

Joe Girardi
It's about the competition and the spirit of the games. Every country wants to win, so whatever they feel is necessary, as long as they don't hurt my guy, they can do what they want.
Joe Girardi
#Competition

Joe Girardi
He came out there and threw strikes.
Joe Girardi
#Strikes

Joe Girardi
Closers seem to be all over the place now. For a while the trend was to go with hard throwers, but if you have that one pitch that's a dominant pitch that can get people out, it's usually where you see the closers come from.
Joe Girardi
#Hard

Joe Girardi
It would have been a great opportunity. I just wish the timing was different. I don't think major league coaches can be part of this tournament because it could last the whole month of March, when we're in spring training.
Joe Girardi
#Opportunity

Joe Girardi
Those positions are wide open. We have a veteran in Reese and two young kids. To me, this camp is great because guys will have to push themselves.
Joe Girardi
#Kids

Joe Girardi
You have a responsibility of what you look like.
Joe Girardi
#Responsibility

Joe Girardi
This is a great opportunity, and I took it.
Joe Girardi
#Opportunity

Joe Girardi
I love youth. Youth is fun to watch because you get to see them grow. ... When you see a player for the first time get a base hit in a situation that maybe he hasn't done before, that's pretty exciting.
Joe Girardi
#I Love You