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Tim Purpura Quotes

I think it's certainly been a philosophy of our organization to draft primarily college players. So far, we're doing OK.
Tim Purpura
#College

They can pass along a lot of information. They are two great examples of what hard work and determination can get you.
Tim Purpura
#Determination

Even in our darkest days we talked about the fact these are players who have talent. The veteran pitching has kept us going. It's been phenomenal.
Tim Purpura
#Talent

It's kind of something we just have to live with,
Tim Purpura
#Kind

He's a good man. He's helped a lot of our pitchers over the years. A guy like Charley is one of the reasons we've had such a productive pitching program.
Tim Purpura
#Man

It does cause some awkward times at the end of [August], ... We had to send out a couple of kids we liked at the end of the month on our pitching staff and we had to bring up some other guys the next day.
Tim Purpura
#Kids

It's heroic, ... He understands the meaning of duty. His mother taught him about duty.
Tim Purpura
#Duty

I've run out of words to describe him. It looks like he's doing it with ease. But I know he's gutting it out, running it out. ... He's conquered the mental side of it as good as anybody I've ever seen.
Tim Purpura
#Words

We wanted to bring up guys who hadn't had much of an opportunity as a player or a coach at the major-league level,
Tim Purpura
#Opportunity

Our scouts thought he had a lot of upside and that if he had the opportunity to work on a regular basis he could put something together, and they were right. He's taken a lot of appearances the last two years, has had a low ERA and performed in a lot of key situations. He's one of the anchors in that bullpen.
Tim Purpura
#Opportunity

He's certainly being considered (for a promotion),
Tim Purpura
#Promotion

As we're in a contending position, we're going to bring up guys with major-league experience who can help our club, ... That's our No. 1 priority.
Tim Purpura
#Experience

If he goes three days, and he's making progress, but he doesn't feel he's ready to be activated, then we might extend it.
Tim Purpura
#Progress

He's a very happy man, and it shows in his work.
Tim Purpura
#Man

He has the physical ability to keep playing,
Tim Purpura
#Ability

It's just a matter of, does he want to do it at that point of his life, and that point of his career? Certainly, he's the guy that's been a big part of the organization for a number of years. From my point of view, I'd love to have him back, if that's of interest to him.
Tim Purpura
#Life

The freedoms we give him - he has used them to our advantage, ... Baseball can be somewhat monotonous, day after day, the same places, the same people. We get into a grind. I think to break up that grind may be a positive for him.
Tim Purpura
#Baseball

Andy on occasion has described his elbow as cranky, ... He's probably going to feel that the rest of the year. That's what happens when you have surgery. But I don't think it's anything more than normal.
Tim Purpura
#Rest

What he's done with that pain is absolutely mind-blowing. Just to be able to put the bat on the ball, to the extent that he did ... To me, you look at the X-ray, you think, 'How's he doing this?' It is sheer will.
Tim Purpura
#Mind

We have to go about our business. Certainly, we'd love to have Roger aboard. There's no doubt about it. We also understand his thought process, what he's going through to try to make this decision.
Tim Purpura
#Business

I think his commitment to the World Classic is intriguing. That gives me some indication that he thinks that he's got something left that he can go out and participate in that.
Tim Purpura
#Commitment

It's not very different from what we faced in the past. It's the same situation we were in last year, where we were uncertain as to when we would get an answer. We're still in the same situation, so it's something that we've just recently learned, and it's something that we're going to have to meet and discuss and decide how we proceed to build our club.
Tim Purpura
#Past

I think his commitment to the [Classic] certainly is intriguing. I think that gives us some indication that he thinks he has something left.
Tim Purpura
#Commitment

It all revolves around what Roger wants to do, what his interest level is and what he's comfortable with.
Tim Purpura
#Interest

The health is not an issue. It's the willingness of Roger to play, and we just don't know that. To tie up resources for that long of a period of time would really hurt our ability to move forward.
Tim Purpura
#Health

We just don't have enough information right now.
Tim Purpura
#Information

We've been in the process of talking to other clubs. Just because the holidays are here, we're going to try to keep working to improve this club, but we have to do it in a way where we're not going to mortgage our future and hurt ourselves long-term.
Tim Purpura
#Holidays

We would love to have a healthy Jeff Bagwell. If we can't have that, we have to consider all of our options.
Tim Purpura
#Love

He went through the lab, he had X-rays, he met with Dr. Andrews. There's no further information.
Tim Purpura
#Information

We've turned our focus toward the outfield and adding a run producer from the outfield. We're edging closer to that.
Tim Purpura
#Focus