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Mark Shapiro Quotes

87 Mark Shapiro quotes:

"That's a good job by [farm director] John Farrell. One of John's jobs is to utilize our scouting information to find guys who can help us."
"We had a lot of quality, substantive conversations that I hope demonstrated to Cliff that he is a core part of this team. But a value we both felt good about was not one we could reach right now."
Author: Shapiro Quotes Category: Hope Quotes
"ESPN Classic is going through a transition. They're thirsty to put today's news in its proper historical sports context ... History defines sports. Without that context, today's news wouldn't be as grand."
Author: Shapiro Quotes Category: History Quotes
"He's definitely played the game the way we want it played. He has the power, size and athleticism combo to be a corner outfielder at the Major League level. His approach fits with our approach, and he's a local kid. It's a pretty good match. But he's still got to go to the next level, which he really hasn't been to yet."
Author: Shapiro Quotes Category: Power Quotes
"In Andy we are acquiring a right-handed power hitter who is also a good defensive third baseman."
Author: Shapiro Quotes Category: Power Quotes
"It's a unique evaluation opportunity. I was excited to see him get that opportunity ? that point in the game, in front of his countrymen, we couldn't simulate that type of atmosphere. It was cool to see."
"We saw the same things from him that we've seen in the past. A tremendous athlete, strong hands, a passion for the game. There was nothing different."
Author: Shapiro Quotes Category: Passion Quotes
"Fred and the crew have set the Monday night standard. We want to build on it and at the end of the day have a grand celebration."
Author: Shapiro Quotes Category: Night Quotes
"The talent is obviously there, but we want him to get comfortable so that he doesn't think that he has to have a day like that all the time to impress."
Author: Shapiro Quotes Category: Talent Quotes
"He was everything we had hoped to see. The things you don't know when you make a trade ? the mental approach, whether he will be a good teammate, were the most encouraging things, in addition to his physical tools."
Author: Shapiro Quotes Category: Trade Quotes
"We are excited to add an experienced starting pitcher to our rotation, one that represents the team we are trying to build both on and off the field."
Author: Shapiro Quotes Category: Trying Quotes
"I think youth is not a panacea. In Eric's case, he had an understanding of what we're tying to do. He has good communication skills, an ability to understand and identify problems, an ability to teach and develop. Finally, he has a thirst and desire to not only manage, but to be part of a leadership team to help turn things around."
"We'll get value for what Brandon is now. Not for what he might become."
Author: Shapiro Quotes Category: Value Quotes
"We have a lot of versatile players. We have the ability to adjust. We have a lot of guys who could play a lot of positions."
Author: Shapiro Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"His options situation is not going to be an overriding factor. His long-term ability to help the team will be a bigger factor."
Author: Shapiro Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"Detroit's lineup is as deep as anyone's in baseball if those guys stay healthy and on the field."
Author: Shapiro Quotes Category: Baseball Quotes
"We're obviously not playing the kind of baseball we're capable of playing right now. But we've got 142 games to go. We're still .500 (10-10). It could be worse, but I think it will get better."
Author: Shapiro Quotes Category: Baseball Quotes
"[ESPN2] doesn't have signature identity programming. After live events, it's void of 'SportsCenter,' 'Baseball Tonight,' 'Pardon the Interruption.' Shows that define a brand, ESPN2] currently lacks."
Author: Shapiro Quotes Category: Baseball Quotes
"What makes poker work on television are the personalities, the players, their idiosyncrasies, their conversations, their body language, their humor. And darts has many of the same built-in factors. So we're gonna roll the dice."
Author: Shapiro Quotes Category: Body Quotes
"Do I believe our margin for error is tiny? Yes, it is tiny. Can we survive injuries like the larger market teams? No, we can't. But if you're a competitive person, you have to believe you can win to do this job."
Author: Shapiro Quotes Category: Believe Quotes

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