51 Total Quotes

Pat Gillick Quotes

Pat Gillick
He's run through a couple of rough ones, but we think he's definitely going to bounce back and take a spot in our starting rotation.
Pat Gillick
#Bounce

Pat Gillick
I'm so excited for Ryan. You certainly get only one opportunity for this honor. I'm so happy that he was selected.
Pat Gillick
#Honor

Pat Gillick
I like the pitchers we have in Jon Lieber and Brett Myers, but I think we still need a real power type of pitcher who can stop the bleeding or stop a losing streak. Is there someone out there? Sure, there are pitchers out there, but it's about what you need to give up to get. I'm talking to clubs all the time and evaluating this every day.
Pat Gillick
#Pitchers

Pat Gillick
No, I don't think it's a problem at all. A lot of ballparks these days see home runs fly out of them. I don't think the ballpark will be a problem in luring players here. If anything, I've heard a lot of comments about what a beautiful ballpark it is.
Pat Gillick
#Home

Pat Gillick
We just felt this situation fit in the direction we wanted to go. We wanted to solidify the back end of the bullpen and we think Rhodes helps us do that.
Pat Gillick
#Direction

Pat Gillick
They have some talent but it's going to be a very difficult situation for them. They'll be frustrated because of the losing in the short term. But in a couple of years they'll be OK. I'll tell you what -- I wish I had some of the players they have over there.
Pat Gillick
#Talent

Pat Gillick
It doesn't make very good sense, and it's not like they don't have people who could play second base. With somebody playing out of position, all it takes is one hard slide and he could be done.
Pat Gillick
#People

Pat Gillick
I guess I'm a little old-school.
Pat Gillick
#School

Pat Gillick
Omar's a talent guy. He sees talent, and he goes after it.
Pat Gillick
#Talent

Pat Gillick
The talent in the American League is better than the National League. I had the opportunity with Seattle last year to see some National League games, and thought it overall wasn't the same.
Pat Gillick
#Opportunity

Pat Gillick
I think we have a lot of work to do in the minor league system. We have to restock the minor league system. We have to get all the clubs to .500 or better.
Pat Gillick
#Work

Pat Gillick
I don't know that he's got everything he had back then. I don't think he throws as hard. But our scouting reports still say he's an effective set-up man, and he's going to make our bullpen stronger.
Pat Gillick
#Hard

Pat Gillick
We're not locked in on too many [relievers]. We have fairly good flexibility from the standpoint of what we can do or can't do.
Pat Gillick
#Flexibility

Pat Gillick
We're making an adjustment to his arm action, and we want to see if he's making it.
Pat Gillick
#Action

Pat Gillick
I've always had a love for the game. I have a passion for the game. I love challenges. I was very satisfied with what I was doing. Some other club, I probably wouldn't have gone back for, not just for the job. I thought this was a good situation and good opportunity.
Pat Gillick
#Love

Pat Gillick
He doesn't figure into the rotation and inconsistency with his control makes it tough to put him in the bullpen. Maybe he needs a fresh start.
Pat Gillick
#Control

Pat Gillick
He didn't figure into the rotation. His inconsistency with his control makes him a tough guy to have in the bullpen. We thought it was better that maybe he went someplace and got a fresh start.
Pat Gillick
#Control

Pat Gillick
Turned out it wasn't a good trade.
Pat Gillick
#Trade

Pat Gillick
It didn't come out too well for us. Obviously, it wasn't a very good trade.
Pat Gillick
#Trade

Pat Gillick
I want to win, and whatever the manager and the pitching coach think it takes, we'll go in that direction.
Pat Gillick
#Direction

Pat Gillick
Everyone is all smiles today. I want to go home smiling 100 times this year. That's only 16 times a month.
Pat Gillick
#Home

Pat Gillick
There are a lot of positives that have happened that make our club better than it was in February.
Pat Gillick
#Club

Pat Gillick
Just a business, that's all. It's one of those twists.
Pat Gillick
#Business

Pat Gillick
That's a hell of a game to see.
Pat Gillick
#Hell

Pat Gillick
The guy's a real professional. You could tell by his body language that it was a kick in the stomach.
Pat Gillick
#Body

Pat Gillick
He threw OK. He's going through Spring Training really; that's what it is. So far his health is good.
Pat Gillick
#Health

Pat Gillick
The important thing is to build his arm strength. We want to keep him on track. He's going through Spring Training, because he really didn't get a lot of activity in the spring.
Pat Gillick
#Strength

Pat Gillick
He's going through spring training, really.
Pat Gillick
#Spring

Pat Gillick
Everybody sits at home and gets the advantage of replays. If they want to huddle together for five minutes to get the play right, they could replay it in the same period of time or a shorter period of time and get it right.
Pat Gillick
#Home

Pat Gillick
I still have the drive, the competitiveness, the passion.
Pat Gillick
#Passion