"I’m a little frustrated about our pitching
situation right now. We’re still going to be pretty
good on the field, but our pitching staff is up in the
air, and everybody knows you can’t win without
— Jim Leyland, Marlins manager
"I’m an independent person. After this season, I’m
a free agent. If I’m not signed, I can’t sell myself
short by not exploring free agency."
— Mike Piazza
"Some of these signings defy description."
— George Steinbrenner, Yankees owner
"Hal [Morris] is a proven left-handed hitter who
fills the void for us at the designated hitter slot."
— Herk Robinson, Royals GM
"I’m looking forward to getting back to my whole
game of baseball — back to the National League, back
to stealing, back to playing good defense and just
trying to be an all-around ballplayer."
— Marquis Grissom
"[Kevin] Brown is going to make a huge impact on
this club. He could help take the starting rotation to
a different level. The acquisition of Brown shows the
commitment that ownership has toward baseball in San
— Kevin Towers, Padres GM
"In my opinion, Kevin Brown is the type of pitcher
who can make a difference in the NL West race."
— Dave Dombrowski, Marlins GM
"One thing I’ve learned is that it’s better to
trade a guy a year too early than a year too late."
— Sal Bando, Brewers GM
"If I had my wish, I would have already been traded
— Randy Johnson
"I’ve done about everything you can do and I’ve
done it at a big-league level."
— Darren Holmes