108 Total Quotes

Joe Maddon Quotes

Joe Maddon
I think they're turning it up in tight situations and I like it. Our guys, as the game gets later, it just seems like their focus gets better at the plate.
Joe Maddon
#Game

Joe Maddon
This guy has been swinging at strikes and taking balls. That's been the most impressive thing he's done at the plate. The obvious thing was the home run, but he moves really well in the outfield.
Joe Maddon
#Balls

Joe Maddon
They made great impressions. Obviously, they are very gifted. We have so many young players here. I was really impressed with all of them. They are a great group of athletes.
Joe Maddon
#Gifted

Joe Maddon
What did George Patton say? It's how you bounce after the fall. We'll look to see how high he bounces the next time.
Joe Maddon
#Bounce

Joe Maddon
I believe he's going to be fine. I truly do. I'm not worried. If he wasn't healthy I'd be worried. But he's healthy and I'm fine. It's happened to a lot of good pitchers in the past. I know he's a young man, but I have a lot of faith in him.
Joe Maddon
#Believe

Joe Maddon
There's no meetings going on. Just walking around talking to everybody like I normally do. We just have to weather the storm, and as this starts to dissipate, we'll be fine.
Joe Maddon
#Meetings

Joe Maddon
He didn't overuse it. That made it a more effective pitch.
Joe Maddon
#Effective

Joe Maddon
I want the players to play that way, so I'd better manage that way. The philosophy has been thrown out there. We've been talking about it. We've been working on it, so let's see how it works. Let's see if theory and reality can come together.
Joe Maddon
#Philosophy

Joe Maddon
You can't overestimate the effect some guys can have in the clubhouse or on teammates.
Joe Maddon
#Clubhouse

Joe Maddon
This is the second game of the year. We have plenty to go. I am not upset. I am not concerned.
Joe Maddon
#Game

Joe Maddon
When you have a good pop-up hitter, that's kind of nice. Believe me, catchers want to be comfortable making that play. It's embarrassing for a catcher when you don't make that. They like the realistic spin and [Ramos] does it well.
Joe Maddon
#Believe

Joe Maddon
I'll ask him if he's ready to roll, if he wants to get in the lineup. If he says yes, he's in there.
Joe Maddon
#Ask

Joe Maddon
They believe we are still in the game as it gets tight and late. There's a good feeling in the dugout.
Joe Maddon
#Believe

Joe Maddon
He was probably the least lionized coming into this situation. All of a sudden, he works some great at-bats, plays a great center field.
Joe Maddon
#Bats

Joe Maddon
Yes, he'll start the second game of the season, and I really believe he's ready for that. He was very happy about it.
Joe Maddon
#Believe

Joe Maddon
I like the concentration. This team is not known for that.
Joe Maddon
#Concentration

Joe Maddon
Because of the schedule, coming to Boston and then going to Texas - two really good hitting ballparks - we just thought we'd be better off with an extra guy in the bullpen now. We're just looking for just a one-shot deal on Saturday against Texas.
Joe Maddon
#Boston

Joe Maddon
You probably need a seven- to nine-man pitching staff among starters to really get through a season. I would say seven, maybe eight. You're always looking for what's going to happen, Plan B, Plan C, Plan D, in case of a breakdown.
Joe Maddon
#Man

Joe Maddon
I know his legs are probably killing him, because he's not used to catching. He's so much better.
Joe Maddon
#Killing

Joe Maddon
I've seen guys like him with that kind of body build, and I like it, because I see a lot of limberness and looseness, and yet there's still a lot of strength involved. Actually, he's in a good position, I think, to grow into that, and with the training we have, you're going to see him develop into a pretty well-developed [strong player].
Joe Maddon
#Body

Joe Maddon
I'm excited. Part of the excitement is seeing all these new ballparks. I never done that before.
Joe Maddon
#Excitement

Joe Maddon
It's a makeup situation, someone who likes to do that. Guys that like to get the last three outs don't mind being the guy to get the last outs. Furthermore, if they don't get it tonight and they get bumped a little bit and lose or give it up, they can come back the next night and get it done.
Joe Maddon
#Makeup

Joe Maddon
I was in the company of royalty.
Joe Maddon
#Company

Joe Maddon
Joey can be a force, an absolute force.
Joe Maddon
#Force

Joe Maddon
He's an impressive young man.
Joe Maddon
#Man

Joe Maddon
There's some competition out there, absolutely. We've got to see how it all shakes down toward the end, and I'm not prepared to make any kind of overt statements right now. But there's competition there.
Joe Maddon
#Competition

Joe Maddon
He's got great control, great command of all his pitches and, when he gets it all together, he can be a great pitcher. He can be excitable, but I'm OK with that.
Joe Maddon
#Control

Joe Maddon
I think the guys aren't giving up. I see good mental at-bats.
Joe Maddon
#Giving

Joe Maddon
It just shows the guys aren't giving up. I'm seeing good mental at-bats and that's one of the things we're preaching.
Joe Maddon
#Giving

Joe Maddon
Guys aren't giving up. You can see they are really into it. They know if they get down a couple points, they can come back. It's a nice feel in the dugout.
Joe Maddon
#Giving