41 Total Quotes

Omar Minaya Quotes

We were born with baseball in our blood. It's more than just a sport. It's a passion. It's an opera. It's just a way of being. It's almost like breathing.
Omar Minaya
#Baseball

We just thought he needed an opportunity to play. If we don't trade Cameron, we don't get Delgado, so we thought we had to go for a young, up-and-coming guy that could give us numbers close to Cameron at a much lower rate. We're very happy how it turned out.
Omar Minaya
#Opportunity

Mike's been great for this franchise and great for this town.
Omar Minaya
#Franchise

Not really. I don't think about it much. It's a promotional night, and baseball now is so diverse no matter where you go, you don't think much about that. It's just another promotion night.
Omar Minaya
#Baseball

He just needed to play every day, and it's a young guy we control that has power potential. Plus, we don't get Delgado unless we move Cameron.
Omar Minaya
#Control

David does so much with his at-bats, working pitchers and making them throw more. And he gives you big hits, too.
Omar Minaya
#Bats

We expected more out of Bel.tran, yes. He was hurt early, and then he started pressing and just kept on pressing, I think. He is low-key. You'd like to have a little bit more energy and I think that in this town, you gotta be careful with that, you can't be too low-key.
Omar Minaya
#Hurt

New Yorkers demand the best. Halfway don't work for New Yorkers, ... Our fan base demands the best, and if you don't get the best, at least you try for the best.
Omar Minaya
#Work

I just froze. I was speechless, felt awful. My heart was pounding. I was scared for the guys.
Omar Minaya
#Heart

We have to ask ourselves, are two starts in September worth it? We have to look at the big picture. Of course, we'd all like to see him pitch. But we have to be wise about it.
Omar Minaya
#Worth

It's a judgment thing,
Omar Minaya
#Judgment

It's tough for a player to leave a team that he's already accustomed to, so we have to work even harder. You have to give a reason why.
Omar Minaya
#Work

It's tough for a player to leave a team that he's already accustomed to, so we have to work even harder,
Omar Minaya
#Work

One of our goals this offseason was to acquire a big bat for the middle of our lineup. Carlos Delgado certainly fits that description. He'll be a superb fit for our lineup.
Omar Minaya
#Goals

In a market like this, in a pennant race - it's not happening in Kansas City or Pittsburgh - he's been very impressive.
Omar Minaya
#Race

There are guys that are special as far as longevity. The only way we were going to be able to get him here was for two years.
Omar Minaya
#Longevity

We're happy with some of the work we've done. There's still a lot of work to be done. I think we're a better team today than we were at the end of the year with Billy, Delgado, Paul and our bench.
Omar Minaya
#Work

I think it's a great opportunity for Gary. He did a great job with the Gulf Coast team.
Omar Minaya
#Opportunity

We'll let his performance dictate all that. I think we'll probably have to pull him back a little bit at first. A lot of young guys want to get right after it ... We're not in the business of rushing young pitchers.
Omar Minaya
#Performance

I don't know if he could rebound, but to bring in a guy with his history on a minor league contract, I figured, what is there to lose? There's something about Bret that I've always liked. He wants to prove that last year was not his year.
Omar Minaya
#History

Billy Wagner helps because we blew a lot of games late in the eighth and ninth innings last year.
Omar Minaya
#Games

We feel comfortable that we've improved the bullpen. We'll be able to have more of a comfort zone in the seventh and eighth innings.
Omar Minaya
#Comfort

He has the ability to start and also the ability to pitch in the bullpen. I just felt bringing him on board gives us a little more depth.
Omar Minaya
#Ability

Everybody knew that Cliff had great potential. The key this season is that Cliff has been able to stay healthy and play every day. He's stepped it up to a level that he's never done before, and going into '06, he's going to be a big part of our team.
Omar Minaya
#Potential

We were able to get a power arm on the back end of the bullpen and we were able to get a young player, Maine, who had pretty good numbers in the minor leagues.
Omar Minaya
#Power

The ability to bounce back, that's what makes closers special.
Omar Minaya
#Ability

We have a lot of arms in camp. I'd rather have quality than quantity, but I believe we have quality.
Omar Minaya
#Quality

One of the reasons we brought him in this spring is his passion. His passion is something that's contagious.
Omar Minaya
#Passion

That's why we can think about him. He has weapons.
Omar Minaya
#Weapons

Every team has them. Thank God they've been small so far. Hopefully they stay small.
Omar Minaya
#God