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Sparky Lyle Quotes

When we were up 6-1, the game was not over. Not versus that club. Not by any means.
Sparky Lyle
#Club

Last year I didn't think he was ready to throw, and I told him to take the rest of the year off. I gave him my word that we would bring him to spring training.
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#Rest

Jeff has been a big part of our success the past three years. He's been one of the top offensive threats each year and he continues to be the best third baseman this league has seen.
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#Past

Ryan really carried us offensively through the playoffs and was a big reason that we won our championship. He gets better every year here and we look forward to having him and Nettles in the heart of our line-up again.
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#Reason

Larry has the experience we are looking for at first base. He's a veteran who was just recently in Triple-A, and we feel he'll do well in our league.
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#Experience

We had a lot of success last season with guys that came with major-league experience. I'm glad to see that we're going to have about five pitchers with big-league time with us to start the year.
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#Experience

Those 12 guys will run the clubhouse. I don't have a lot of team meetings and when I do, it's not a good one.
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#Meetings

There are two things going on. Do we have the money to sign another player? That's probably something we'll talk about tonight, but we can't go into the season without a shortstop.
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#Money

He knows what he's doing out there. Unless they (batters) hit that first fastball of his, they're in trouble because he has those two change-ups. That was like men pitching versus boys.
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#Trouble

The best pitching coach in the world is the guy who leaves you alone. When you are having trouble with mechanics, they straighten them out, but they don't try to change you.
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#Trouble

Pitching is always our strength. We try to have the best possible pitchers -- as everybody does. But we have a good mix, I think.
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#Strength

I can't see us trying to steal a base in a 0-0 game until the late innings. We'll have to see how that one plays out.
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#Trying

There's been good pitching, but the hitters' hands are cold and they are just trying to keep them warm.
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#Trying