He has not informed the Giants of that decision.
He's been able to pitch on two days' rest or 10 days' rest. You wouldn't want a kid to be in that position. What he can bring, you can't get out of a kid.
I saw a franchise that needed its confidence restored. It had a decent nucleus of veteran players that needed some support.
He's a little impatient. We have to come to some crossroad soon.
We felt we needed pitchers who could throw strikes. The two players we sent out were not throwing strikes. Carter admitted he's never had a stretch like this where he couldn't throw strikes.
Opportunity knocks and he's at the door.
Without that we would have had a real tough time folding him in. Their willingness to work with us was the key to getting it done.
You're talking about two players who met every expectation. In some ways, they were even better than I had thought they would be. Mike hit a lot better than he had in past. He's becoming a better and better hitter. My only regret with Omar was, if he's this good at 38, what was he like at 28? He was tremendous.
I take nothing for granted. I know the value of finances, I know the value of people. I've had to be street-smart since I was a little kid.
We were a good team, but the reason why we won 100 games was the manager.
That was important, that he had a knack for winning and a knack for developing, that he knew the road it took.
I went into it with the idea of trying to keep him a Dodger. It was clearer and clearer there was no way to make this thing work. I got no glimmer at all that it could work.
I'd like to talk to him before I comment on that. He has been an infielder most of his career. That doesn't mean he couldn't make the switch to left field.
We met again today. He came out again today with Mia. I can tell you from my perspective both meetings were very good. They took the time to come out here two days in a row.
We met again today. I can tell you from my perspective both meetings were very good.
His skills are very similar to earlier in his career. He knows how to play, how to win.