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Theo Epstein Quotes

I think the future is bright. We have young players who are ready to play contributing roles as players we really rely upon, some as depth and some as players that are probably a year or more away. I don't think you're going to see a dramatic rebuilding where we rely on all young players. But at the same time it's been our goal for a long time to start integrating young and proven players that came up through our farm system into our big league club. I think you'll see more of that next year.
Theo Epstein
#Future

The schedule says we play at the end and the standings say we're pretty close and those games will matter, ... Both teams have survived the toughest division in baseball and whoever wins the series will probably get into the playoffs. They might be the only one.
Theo Epstein
#Games

The way our bullpen has been, this will be a good opportunity for us. If he gets on a roll, and throws strikes, he has a chance to really help us. We don't have a lot of strikeout-type stuff up and down our 'pen. This is a chance to add a guy with a great arm.
Theo Epstein
#Opportunity

I think the first year in Boston can leave you feeling like you need to take some time off and you need to get away a little bit. He was a little bit taken back by how passionate the fan base was here. You expect a guy that's played in New York to make a seamless transition to Boston. But it was tough on him. He couldn't go out. I think he used the word 'hermit.' We know David doesn't like being a hermit. I think he'll need to go to his ranch and get away and think about that, how to deal with the hermit lifestyle.
Theo Epstein
#Boston

We were a strong club. We took on so many holes because of injuries. With those gaps we got to a certain performance level . . .
Theo Epstein
#Club

Because we're still in a pennant race, we won't be able to reward all deserving players. [Decisions] will be based on the needs of the big league club.
Theo Epstein
#Race

This year, for a lot reasons and for a lot of teams, has been an exercise in survival. Getting past the attrition of a long year for a lot of different reasons, ... We both survived in probably the toughest division in baseball to get to a point where whomever wins that series will probably get in. It doesn't matter how we got here. It's what we do the rest of the way.
Theo Epstein
#Exercise

This year, for a lot reasons and for a lot of teams, has been an exercise in survival. Getting past the attrition of a long year for a lot of different reasons. We both survived in probably the toughest division in baseball to get to a point where whomever wins that series will probably get in. It doesn't matter how we got here. It's what we do the rest of the way.
Theo Epstein
#Exercise

I think Manny is obviously a huge part of this club. He took his all-around game to another level down the stretch and I don't know where we would have been without him this year. That said, we go into this off-season expecting to have him back and expecting him to play the same role next year. Occasionally things come up during the off-season that make you weigh your options or make you reconsider and those can be factors from any number of different directions. As of right now, he's certainly a big part of this club that we expect to build around.
Theo Epstein
#Club

That remains to be seen. We have as many as seven starting pitchers, but those things have a way of working themselves out during the course of the camp.
Theo Epstein
#Pitchers

It was a fair trade because there was tremendous talent on both sides. The Red Sox are getting more established talent, but the Marlins are getting tremendous upside talent and affordable talent. One side was paying a lot more money in exchange for the more established players. They weren't perfect prospects and we weren't getting perfect players.
Theo Epstein
#Talent

It's not a sign of panic or desperation, there's no downside to this at all. He might be the right guy in the right spot this weekend.
Theo Epstein
#Desperation

We think investing in Coco was a wise move.
Theo Epstein
#Investing

He helped us win. That's the bottom line. He really did something selfless to help us win.
Theo Epstein
#Bottom Line

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Theo Epstein
#Smile

It's been less than an ideal year, but under the circumstances he's made significant contributions.
Theo Epstein
#Circumstances

A situation may arise where he's a better option than what we have. There aren't too many guys you can bring in under these circumstances and be sure they won't be afraid.
Theo Epstein
#Circumstances

If he has anything to share [about] the Yankees, we'll listen. They have half our team over there. All's fair.
Theo Epstein
#Yankees

I'd like to see them applaud him in recognition of all he accomplished here. We wouldn't have won the World Series without him.
Theo Epstein
#World Series

I think he feels that obligation to come into camp in great shape next year.
Theo Epstein
#Obligation

It's not a pattern you want to fall into. Our backs are truly against the wall. It's the personality of this team to not do things easily.
Theo Epstein
#Personality

We trust this guy's makeup. He's a guy we're very comfortable with on the mound.
Theo Epstein
#Makeup

I don't think you ever want to see your team struggle. I think the fact that we had to overcome adversity during the regular season probably helped us.
Theo Epstein
#Adversity

You have to believe in every aspect of the job and the organization and your ability to stay and do the job the right way, with your whole heart and your whole soul. And in the end, it just wasn't the right fit.
Theo Epstein
#Job

We have him as one of the top guys in all of baseball. He's very sure-handed, consistent, with good range and he's fun to watch play shortstop.
Theo Epstein
#Baseball

We want to win 95 games next year and get back into the postseason. We want to try to do that every year,
Theo Epstein
#Games

[As for this year,] We won 95 games and put ourselves in position to make a postseason run, ... But it didn't materialize for us.
Theo Epstein
#Games

Since Red Sox fans are so intense and baseball's a long, 162-game season, it helped that this team was as loose as it was, ... If this team was as intense as its fans, it could have been too serious, too overbearing for everyone.
Theo Epstein
#Baseball

I understand there's been some interest in talking to me over the last couple of days, as evidenced by the cameras outside my house and the fact that I left in a gorilla suit the other day, ... That thing's getting itchy, so I thought I would just come here and try to answer your questions today.
Theo Epstein
#Cameras #Couple Of Days