24 Total Quotes

Pete Mackanin Quotes

I don't have a magic bullet. I'm going to do the best I can to right this ship and get something positive out of the last three weeks of the season.
Pete Mackanin
#Magic

I don't like the way he's swinging. He says he's 100 percent healthy, but I choose to believe something's bothering him.
Pete Mackanin
#Believe

If a guy scratches himself out of a game, I'd like to believe it's something more than just a minor little thing. I might put him in for defense later, but I don't want to take a chance that we lose him for the rest of the year or a week.
Pete Mackanin
#Believe

One game doesn't mean everything but, needless to say, that's a pressure situation. He showed me something. He was nasty.
Pete Mackanin
#Game

It's hard to watch when he's not on. But when he's on, it's really nice to watch because you can see the potential there. I don't know if he was at his best tonight, but he was close. If he can do that seven out of 10 times, you've got something there.
Pete Mackanin
#Hard

I thought we had everything under control. But that error just killed us. We've had trouble in the sixth and seventh innings all season, and that certainly was the case tonight.
Pete Mackanin
#Control

When he hit that second home run, I took such a deep breath. It was such a sight for sore eyes.
Pete Mackanin
#Home

You can't continue to make the same mistakes over and over again. There has to be a way to get across to the players that bad play or bad performance is unacceptable. You learn your craft in the Minor Leagues. At the big league level, we expect results.
Pete Mackanin
#Mistakes

It's a bottom-line business. Get the job done. I don't care how you do it but you've got to get it done.
Pete Mackanin
#Business

I'm a big believer of getting back in the game. But at some point, you can't use the same people every night. It's damage control rather than managing a baseball game.
Pete Mackanin
#People

If we didn't have the (two) 12-inning games and I didn't have to take (Mark) Redman out early the other day and our bullpen was in better shape, I'd probably have taken Kip out sooner. Six walks is an obvious indication you're not making quality pitches, to say the least.
Pete Mackanin
#Games

It's a skill position. It's not easy to throw the ball where you want to. On given days, he can do it. On other days, he can't.
Pete Mackanin
#Skill

He's a good pitcher. Very good. He had everything working for him, and this wasn't even his best work for us. Needless to say, he's a big part of our future.
Pete Mackanin
#Work

For my money, he's the center fielder next year. I felt that he was capable of doing what he's doing. To me, the only question was offense. He's seemed to show that he can handle himself here. I don't know if he's going to hit .330. But he's a good enough hitter. [Defensively], he's a prototypical center fielder. He runs everything down. He's not afraid of the wall. He'll dive. The center fielder's job is to catch every fly ball that is hit. You have corner men to help him out. That's the way he is.
Pete Mackanin
#Money

I'm looking at their lineup card, and they've got a football team. I'm looking at mine, and I've got three guys on the bench due to attrition.
Pete Mackanin
#Football

Two outs, man on second. And everything kind of fell apart.
Pete Mackanin
#Man

That's a lot of pitches in five innings. He's fighting to get on track. Sometimes you just have to go out there and forget about the corners. He's got that kind of stuff where if he just keeps the ball down in the zone, he'll be OK.
Pete Mackanin
#Fighting

You don't win one-run games, the other team loses them. And we lost this one.
Pete Mackanin
#Games

I think Latin America is more beneficial than the fall league. There's a lot more pressure on you to perform. The conditions aren't the greatest, and it does toughen your skin a bit.
Pete Mackanin
#America

That guy Eckstein, I hate facing him with the game on the line. He's an outstanding clutch hitter.
Pete Mackanin
#Hate

I don't foresee Redman pitching the rest of the year. That's my take. I might be wrong, but a broken index finger is not real good news for a pitcher. I don't see it happening, especially in lieu of the fact that we have so many young players we still need to get a look at.
Pete Mackanin
#Rest

We wouldn't want him to go past 120 pitches. I would have loved to have sent him out to get a complete game, but it would have put him past that threshold and I'm not willing to do that.
Pete Mackanin
#Past

It's one of those games our guys can get really excited about. They can feel awfully good about beating a Hall of Fame pitcher.
Pete Mackanin
#Games

In this business and the way the contracts are, you've got to keep moving and you've got to keep adding players you can keep two or three years. He's probably not going to get an opportunity to start unless it's an emergency.
Pete Mackanin
#Business