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August 9, 2004

The Week in Quotes: August 2-8

by Ryan Wilkins

Greg Maddux reaches a great milestone, while everyone else is still talking about last weekend's trade deadline. Except Bob Melvin. Find out why inside The Week in Quotes.

August 2, 2004

The Week in Quotes: July 26-August 1

by Ryan Wilkins

Everybody had something to say about the weekend's biggest trades, from Nomar Garciaparra to Paul Lo Duca to Doug Mientkiewicz. All that, and Felipe Alou's words of wisdom, in The Week in Quotes.

July 26, 2004

The Week in Quotes: July 12-25

by Ryan Wilkins

Alex Rodriguez gets a taste of the Boston/New York rivalry first hand. Sparky Lyle feels under-appreciated by Hall of Fame voters. Goose Gossage doesn't think he's getting any respect. Two Rangers teammates disagree on the subject of QuesTec. Lloyd McClendon doesn't understand why Jack Wilson is so tired. And Shane Spencer talks about going on the DL for something stupid. All this and many more quips in your Monday edition of The Week In Quotes.

July 14, 2004

Mid-Season Baseball Awards: Staff Picks, 2004

by Ryan Wilkins

Welcome all to the results of the Baseball Prospectus Mid-Season Awards. The points system is 10-7-5-3-1 for the MVP and Cy Young Awards, and 5-3-1 for the Rookie Awards. BP authors' picks, with all-too-clever comments, are included here, below the awards standings. Hitters: Ballots, Points (1st Place Votes), (Avg/OBP/SLG/RARP/VORP) Pitchers: Ballots, Points (1st Place Votes), (ERA, IP, SNWAR or ARP, VORP)

July 12, 2004

The Week in Quotes: July 6-11

by Ryan Wilkins

The Mariners say goodbye to Rich Aurilia, as the dismantling continues in Seattle. Josias Manzanillo recalls what it was like to be 'destroyed' by a line drive. The Red Sox deny stealing signs. Derek Jeter thinks that highlight reels have affected major-league hitters' willingness to bunt. Drayton McLane denies that Roger Clemens will be traded, and points to 'The Tonight Show' as evidence. Mike Lowell thinks it's all those rotoheads who kept Juan Pierre out of the All-Star Game. And Ken Griffey Jr.'s hurt again. All this and many more quips from around the league in your Monday edition of The Week In Quotes.

July 6, 2004

The Week in Quotes: June 28-July 5

by Ryan Wilkins

Billy Wagner isn't happy that 11-game winner Eric Milton was "snubbed" by Jack McKeon for the NL All-Star squad. Then again, he also doesn't think ERA should factor into the decision-making process, so whatever. Gary Sheffield wants what may or may not be contractually his. Some current- and former-players talk about pitch counts, and there is shockingly some disagreement on the subject. Mariners president Chuck Armstrong is convinced that women and children care more about bright, shiny objects than on-field success, which is somehow supposed to justify giving Dan Wilson $3.5 million. Billy Beane is mad at Cal St. Fullerton coach George Horton. And Ozzie Guillen hates Wrigley field, and probably kicks puppies in his free time as well (Just kidding!). All this and many more quips in your Tuesday edition of The Week In Quotes.

June 28, 2004

The Week in Quotes: June 22-28

by Ryan Wilkins

The Carlos Beltran trade, from all sides. Art Rhodes, on keeping criticism in the clubhouse. Bill Bavasi, on taking Kenny Williams to the cleaner. The Controversial Willie Banks, pitchers old and new on going deep into the game, and Carlos Pena digging the walkoff. All this and more in this week's edition of The Week In Quotes.

June 21, 2004

The Week in Quotes: June 15-21

by Ryan Wilkins

Drayton McLane's ominous statements about the state of the Astros. Allard Baird throws in the towel. Barry Bonds, on many and varied topics. All this and more in your Monday edition of The Week In Quotes.

June 14, 2004

The Week in Quotes: June 8-14

by Ryan Wilkins

Kevin Towers doesn't believe that there are any guarantees in the draft. Dusty Baker believes that pitchers just get hurt, and there's little you can do to prevent it. Barry Bonds doesn't believe the game should change for just one man. Ken Griffey Jr. just wants to hit No. 500 and move on. And Terry Ryan thinks the Shannon Stewart is the missing piece of the puzzle. All this and many more quips from around the league in your Monday edition of The Week In Quotes.

June 7, 2004

The Week in Quotes: June 1-6

by Ryan Wilkins

J.P. Ricciardi reminds us of his scouting background. Scott Boras thinks clubs should be required to pay high school draft picks top-dollar. Paul DePodesta isn't surprised by Milton Bradley's actions. Tony LaRussa isn't a big fan of head-hunting. And Corey Patterson doesn't want to apologize for being aggressive. All this and many more quips from around the league in your Monday edition of The Week In Quotes.

June 1, 2004

The Week in Quotes: May 23-June 1

by Ryan Wilkins

Bud Selig believes that baseball is in the midst of a great renaissance. Lou Piniella thinks the Devil Rays need a kick in the pants to get them going. Josh Beckett wasn't too pleased to hear that Junior Griffey had stared him down following a home run. Kenny Williams admits that he might do something stupid to win this year. Gary Sheffield can't explain his season-long slump. And Bob Brenly doesn't care that his team is finally making its way home. All this and many more quips from around the league in your Tuesday edition of The Week In Quotes.

May 24, 2004

The Week in Quotes: May 17-23

by Ryan Wilkins

Randy Johnson describes what it's like to be perfect. Jason Schmidt and Tom Glavine describe what it's like to come close. Bud Selig thinks the Expos will find a new home soon. Reggie Jackson is honored by a few of his peers. And Kevin McClatchy wants to build the Pirates into a winner through a fruitful farm system. All this and many more quips from around the league in your Monday edition of The Week In Quotes.

May 17, 2004

The Week in Quotes: May 10-16

by Ryan Wilkins

Ben Sheets has a big day against the Braves. Tony LaRussa has some pretty strong opinions on when to pull the plug on starters. Terry Francona is a big believer in using data. Jose Vidro decides to stick around Montreal for the next four seasons. Sandy Alderson doesn't think MLB needs to change the IBB rule; he thinks the Giants just need better hitters. And Julian Tavarez thinks teams are prejudiced against his disgusting hat. All this and many more quips in your Monday edition of The Week In Quotes.

May 10, 2004

The Week in Quotes: April 26-May 9

by Ryan Wilkins

Bob DuPuy says there's nothing wrong with putting ads on the bases. Fay Vincent disagrees. Barry Bonds couldn't care less what's on the bases, as long as he gets to round them. Mike Mussina wonders what the future holds. Manny Ramirez is prepared to help help keep Pedro around. Larry Bowa is confused as to why his team isn't hitting well with RISP. Lloyd McClendon thinks MLB needs to market itself better. And Darin Erstad doesn't count last year in his mind. All this and many more quips from around the league in your Monday edition of The Week In Quotes.

April 26, 2004

The Week in Quotes: April 19-25, 2004

by Ryan Wilkins

Dusty Baker keeps talking about pitch counts. So does Eric Wedge. The Cardinals aren't afraid of new information. Ken Griffey Jr. thinks he's been misrepresented by the media. And Ozzie Guillen doesn't understand why everyone's so concerned with Mark Prior. All this and many more quips in your Monday edition of The Week In Quotes.

April 19, 2004

The Week in Quotes: April 12-18

by Ryan Wilkins

Tyler Houston has more to say about Larry Bowa. Chuck LaMar believes Lou Piniella is one of the best strategists in the game. It's about the money and not about the money at the same time for Frank Thomas. And Jimy Williams would like to see Adam Everett bunt more often. All this and many more quips in this edition of The Week In Quotes.

April 12, 2004

The Week in Quotes: March 29-April 11

by Ryan Wilkins

Bud Selig is singing the same old tune. Mike Mussina is just happy to get a win. Chuck LaMar is happy to be employed. And everyone in Queens is expecting great things from Kazuo Matsui. All this and many more quips in your Monday edition of The Week In Quotes.

April 1, 2004

The Week in Quotes: April 1, 2004

by Ryan Wilkins

George Steinbrenner describes his decision to let Joe Torre go. Chuck LaMar defends his methods. And Dusty Baker sees the light. All this and many more quips in your Thursday edition of The Week In Quotes.

March 29, 2004

The Week in Quotes: March 22-28

by Ryan Wilkins

Jaret Wright doesn't get it. Jim Hendry and Dusty Baker talk chemistry. Doubles or home runs? Tough question, according to the Brewers. All this and more in this week's edition of The Week In Quotes.

March 22, 2004

The Week in Quotes: March 15-21

by Ryan Wilkins

Jim Palmer plays the fool. Bob Feller preferred Wheaties to steroids. Rey Ordonez gives way to Khalil Greene. Dallas Green thinks the time is right for younger talent to take over GM jobs. These and other quips in The Week In Quotes.

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