Ross Atkins

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Ross Atkins said : "Obviously we're not where we want to be yet," External link

CBC Thursday, October 7, 2021 4:03:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "As we think about complementing our infield and continuing to make our rotation better, we feel that there's opportunities this off-season via free agency and trade to do that," External link

CBC Thursday, October 7, 2021 4:03:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We certainly don't need wholesale changes," External link

CBC Thursday, October 7, 2021 4:03:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I hope they go on to continue to have [great] years year-in and year-out, and hopefully we can be part of that,” “But having been part of it for one year was very fulfilling” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, October 7, 2021 4:00:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're prepared for the potential of that," External link

buffalonews Monday, June 7, 2021 3:50:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "That's not my ultimate decision but that seems to make some sense that we would be making that determination soon" External link

buffalonews Monday, June 7, 2021 3:50:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “As it relates to the timing and how we’re making that decision, obviously his effectiveness is a huge piece of that equation,” External link

masslive Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:35:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Obviously, his effectiveness is a huge piece of that equation," "The objective and subjective views of how effective he will be at the major league level are all really encouraging. It's just not as simple as, 'OK, he's had two starts now, let's just see if it works.' ... As that continues, he's making that very much something that we're discussing and talking about" External link

buffalonews Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Obviously we wish we were in Toronto and Buffalo ... but Trenton has done a great job," "Our players had everything they needed to get ready for their days. They're performing well, working through their days consistently, had what they needed. The playing surface was great, the fans were engaged and having fun. It was enjoyable to see that level of play again" External link

buffalonews Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins explains : “I wouldn’t say that we’ve been handcuffed; it’s just something that we can’t control. So much depends on vaccination rates” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, May 15, 2021 1:02:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins says : “I look at it through the lens of the players,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, May 15, 2021 1:02:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I would expect it would take more than just the IL stint,” External link

seattlepi Friday, May 7, 2021 2:21:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I would expect it would take more than just the IL stint,” External link

eagletribune Friday, May 7, 2021 10:48:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I would expect it would take more than just the IL stint,” External link

dailyjournal Friday, May 7, 2021 9:53:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I would expect it would take more than just the IL stint,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, May 7, 2021 6:20:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I would expect it would take more than just the IL stint,” External link

seattlepi Friday, May 7, 2021 6:05:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I would expect it would take more than just the IL stint,” External link

cknw Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:16:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “All the information we had at the time suggested it was safe to take the next step and, unfortunately, we had a setback,” External link

cknw Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:16:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I would expect it would take more than just the IL stint,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:05:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “All the information we had at the time suggested it was safe to take the next step and, unfortunately, we had a setback,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:05:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I would expect it would take more than just the IL stint,” External link

globalnews Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “All the information we had at the time suggested it was safe to take the next step and, unfortunately, we had a setback,” External link

globalnews Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I would expect it would take more than just the IL stint,” External link

click2houston Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:22:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “All the information we had at the time suggested it was safe to take the next step and, unfortunately, we had a setback,” External link

click2houston Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:22:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We can't get to Toronto soon enough and remain as hopeful as we can to get there as soon as possible," "Sometime in the next week we'll sit down with our players. We've been doing that. We'll do that again on this homestand and look to finalize that timeline on when those decisions will be made for the next move" External link

buffalonews Friday, April 23, 2021 4:48:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We've talked a lot about that with our players," External link

buffalonews Friday, April 23, 2021 4:48:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “He’s feeling incredible right now,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Coming to Toronto with my family has enriched our lives in countless ways and having the opportunity to remain a Blue Jay is something I do not take for granted,” External link

680news Wednesday, April 7, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “He treats everyone the same and I think our players really appreciate that,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:39:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “With any new role, the thing that you don’t want is individuals to feel the need to do is to try and prove themselves. And he didn’t,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:39:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “No matter how much preparation and experience you have — which Charlie, I think, had as much preparation and experience managing as you could ask for — it’s still very different when you’re leading an organization the way that he is,” “He’s embraced it. He’s embraced it with humility, he’s embraced all the challenges with an open mind and incredible character” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:39:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I’m so excited for guys who have been there and played there before, but the days where those seats are full again and our young team that hasn’t experienced a full stadium there — I can’t wait for that day for them,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:05:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The MRI revealed an injury that he is able to play baseball with,” “He is extremely motivated and driven to be ready for opening day” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, March 24, 2021 5:19:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Part of the injury was making sure that that was the priority,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, March 24, 2021 5:19:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We are 100 per cent committed to a long-term relationship,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 17, 2021 2:39:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We do feel it’s very mild in nature but want to re-asses that and then just take it a day at a time,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, March 16, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Obviously Strip, with what he’s done in his career, has a leg up on that spot,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, March 16, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “All of it is so disheartening and sad on so many fronts,” “To think about it, and to think about it going back that far, is very difficult for me personally. I absolutely was not aware of those allegations and I’m deeply saddened to read those players’ comments, and see that as a failure on my part that there wasn’t the proper channels in place for someone to feel safe to come forward” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 5, 2021 2:50:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I wasn’t (aware) and that is very unfortunate that I wasn’t, and I regret that,” “As a leader, it’s our responsibility that our staff feels safe and supported. I deeply apologize to anyone who ever faced harassment or didn’t feel comfortable to come forward. This is the type of behaviour that is not tolerated, should not be tolerated, and something we need to work harder on in the game and in the industry, and this world, to ensure it doesn’t happen. It’s a very difficult and troubling situation” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 5, 2021 2:50:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins recalled : “That’s when I felt it was absolutely real and felt elated,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, January 31, 2021 4:17:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We’ve taken the next step and we’ll see where that takes us," External link

foxnews Wednesday, January 27, 2021 11:52:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I think for all of us who love sport, all recognize the power of rising to an occasion and, as some say, fall back on preparation,” “I can tell you that, 100 percent, we believe wholeheartedly in George’s ability to do that. I think players who are prepared and embrace competition and have an elite desire to win will fall back on preparation and rise to the occasion. George has done that and it was exceptionally attractive to us” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:44:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We’ve taken the next step and we’ll see where that takes us,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We’ve taken the next step and we’ll see where that takes us,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “There’s no reason to believe that we can’t continue to make the team better,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, December 24, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "They want to know they're going to have what they need to compete and what they have to win. They're really driven professional talented athletes. That's what they're focused on," External link

buffalonews Saturday, December 12, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I do think that there is momentum for the Toronto Blue Jays,” External link

barrie Friday, December 11, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We're not forcing things on players, we're not putting hard timelines on players to make sure they get back to us,” External link

barrie Friday, December 11, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Obviously, just like the fans, we would certainly prefer to have clarity as soon as possible as that impacts the next move that you can make,” External link

barrie Friday, December 11, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “If he’s coming in at the stage he was, the overall body (composition), weight and agility that he had when he was in double-A, it’s realistic to think about him being an impact player at third base,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, December 10, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "It doesn't take much at this point for a deal to happen," External link

buffalonews Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "I'm still super optimistic that we will be playing in Toronto," "When I think about it, I think about how meaningful that will be for our players that haven't had the chance. ... I can't wait for that and I'm optimistic that it's coming soon. It's just hard to say when that day will be" External link

buffalonews Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We haven't felt any strong concerns from anyone as we talked about it," "As I reflect on that, it has a lot to do with the nature of professional athletes. They want to know they have the resources to compete and they want to compete and have a chance to win. We've checked those boxes even when we weren't in our stadium" External link

buffalonews Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “It would not surprise me if in a year or two we’re talking about him in a Gold Glove category,” External link

forbes Thursday, November 12, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “It doesn't mean we're out on shortstops altogether because of our conviction in Bo,” “We have to stay in on every market and consider, ‘Are there ways to get better? Are there ways to think about improving our team?’ But again, we do very much believe in Bo” External link

forbes Thursday, November 12, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "From the beginning of the last off-season, we've worked hard to make this team better and we're in a position to do that again," "So we're going to continue to think about that from every approach and every angle that we can do it" External link

CBC Tuesday, November 10, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : "He has done nothing but impress us from Day 1," External link

CBC Tuesday, November 10, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We obviously realize that the best way to recovery and getting back to full steam is winning," "We are united on that front" External link

CBC Tuesday, November 10, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "I'm optimistic that we'll be in Toronto," External link

CBC Tuesday, November 10, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We definitely don’t want to close the door on him having some versatility, potentially playing third for a short period of time, or even an extended period of time,” “He worked there this year. I would have felt comfortable towards the end of the year with him playing third base. I think Charlie (Montoyo) would have too. But we asked a lot of him, so this year we didn’t want to take him off his first base work in-game. We’re not closing the door on the potential of him playing third base” External link

TorontoStar Friday, October 16, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “As difficult and as challenging as the pandemic has been, and what it’s meant across the world, and certainly the impact on baseball, the best way out of that for all involved is for us to focus on winning,” External link

forbes Monday, October 5, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "In this case, it's a unique circumstance," External link

buffalonews Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “At least in our view, it was something we felt like we had to do,” External link

buffalonews Saturday, September 26, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The next day depends on his recovery and how he's feeling,” External link

usaToday Saturday, September 12, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The next day depends on his recovery and how he's feeling,” External link

kiro7 Saturday, September 12, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The next day depends on his recovery and how he’s feeling,” External link

washtimes Saturday, September 12, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The next day depends on his recovery and how he's feeling,” External link

seattlepi Saturday, September 12, 2020 5:58:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The next day depends on his recovery and how he’s feeling,” External link

ChinaPost Saturday, September 12, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The next day depends on his recovery and how he's feeling,” External link

click2houston Saturday, September 12, 2020 5:44:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “They’ve both been really effective over their careers,” External link

buffalonews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “It is a small sample size and it is more challenging,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, August 21, 2020 2:37:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “It doesn’t feel like that’s happening anytime soon,” External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “That’ll be interesting and a good opportunity for our players to just get together and stay engaged,” External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We’re going to have a socially distanced bus tour of D.C. (on Friday), we’ll be moving around the area to appreciate the history and culture of this area,” “We’ll have a workout Saturday and Sunday. Most likely a simulated game to keep our pitchers on track and ready to crank things back up. We’re still talking about different ways to make the most of this time that we’re down” External link

simcoe Saturday, August 1, 2020 2:47:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “It doesn’t feel like that’s happening anytime soon,” External link

cknw Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “That’ll be interesting and a good opportunity for our players to just get together and stay engaged,” External link

cknw Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “It doesn’t feel like that’s happening anytime soon,” External link

usaToday Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “That’ll be interesting and a good opportunity for our players to just get together and stay engaged,” External link

usaToday Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “It doesn’t feel like that’s happening anytime soon,” External link

globalnews Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “That’ll be interesting and a good opportunity for our players to just get together and stay engaged,” External link

globalnews Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We are focused on getting into a major league facility,” External link

beloitdailynews Tuesday, July 21, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We are focused on getting into a major league facility," External link

upi Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "The time spent here in Toronto has been phenomenal," External link

CBC Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "It is an evolving and a moving target," External link

buffalonews Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We feel exceptionally confident that the team and that group of people can get the standards to a level that are safe and playable," External link

buffalonews Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "It's evolving and a moving target," "We want to make sure we have health and safety as a priority. The players' feedback and their perspective is exceptionally important to us. We're working very hard with major-league baseball to come up with the most viable, realistic, safe options for our team" External link

irishsun Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We are focused on getting into a major league facility,” External link

kiro7 Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We are focused on getting into a major league facility,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We are focused on getting into a major league facility,” External link

seattlepi Monday, July 20, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We are focused on getting into a major league facility,” External link

click2houston Monday, July 20, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We would much rather be in a major league facility,” External link

ChinaPost Monday, July 20, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We’re confident we will be able to execute having a facility where players’ work will not be compromised,” External link

buffalonews Monday, July 20, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We would much rather be in a major league facility,” External link

foxnews Monday, July 20, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We would much rather be in a major league facility,” External link

suntimes Monday, July 20, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We would much rather be in a major league facility,” External link

seattlepi Monday, July 20, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We would much rather be in a major league facility,” External link

click2houston Monday, July 20, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “I think our best development opportunity, as it stands right now, is going to be in the major leagues, but then it becomes balancing — is that actually what’s best for them at this time? And putting them in the best possible position to have extended success,” External link

cknw Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “I think our best development opportunity, as it stands right now, is going to be in the major leagues, but then it becomes balancing — is that actually what’s best for them at this time? And putting them in the best possible position to have extended success,” External link

globalnews Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The options are, playing in Florida, playing in another Major League Stadium or playing in a minor league facility,” “There could be other alternatives but those are the ones we’ve considered” External link

wkbw Saturday, June 13, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “As we talk about the lack of diversity on our baseball operations teams, we have worked very hard on trying to correct for that,” External link

cknw Friday, June 12, 2020 5:41:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Austin Martin ) : “We do think it’s realistic to talk about him playing with Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio, Vladdy Guerrero and Lourdes Gurriel,” “We do feel Austin, if we’re fortunate enough to reach a deal with him, he will complement us very well and in talking about that young corps, that’s alluding to a relatively fast transition” External link

cknw Friday, June 12, 2020 5:41:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The most important thing for us is partnering with the player on that,” “Initially we’ll just focus on what makes the smoothest transition and as quick as possible too to get him to our major-league environment” External link

cknw Friday, June 12, 2020 5:41:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “As we talk about the lack of diversity on our baseball operations teams, we have worked very hard on trying to correct for that,” External link

globalnews Friday, June 12, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Austin Martin ) : “We do think it’s realistic to talk about him playing with Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio, Vladdy Guerrero and Lourdes Gurriel,” “We do feel Austin, if we’re fortunate enough to reach a deal with him, he will complement us very well and in talking about that young corps, that’s alluding to a relatively fast transition” External link

globalnews Friday, June 12, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The most important thing for us is partnering with the player on that,” “Initially we’ll just focus on what makes the smoothest transition and as quick as possible too to get him to our major-league environment” External link

globalnews Friday, June 12, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I will remain hopeful and optimistic that we are united,” “There’s not a member of this organization that doesn’t want that” External link

usaToday Friday, June 12, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The options are either playing in Florida, playing in another major league stadium, or playing in a minor league facility,” “There could be other alternatives. Those are the ones that we have considered” External link

usaToday Friday, June 12, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “It’s not in our control completely,” “Major League Baseball will be involved, potentially other major league baseball teams will be involved. We know that we can play in Dunedin. We just want to make sure that we exhaust all of our alternatives” External link

usaToday Friday, June 12, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : ''What we need to do is get ideas out where people feel safe mentioning them and then work through what's practical, what makes sense, what are the downsides, because there's going to be downsides, and try to weigh those appropriately,'' ''Get all of those ideas on the table and then sort through the execution of them and think about the unintended consequences and come up with a game plan that we can put in play,'' External link

koreatimes Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “If you’re playing multiple doubleheaders, and suppose they are nine innings each, the demands on a pitching staff would be extremely significant,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:44:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “What we need to do is get ideas out where people feel safe mentioning them and then work through what’s practical, what makes sense, what are the downsides, because there’s going to be downsides, and try to weigh those appropriately,” “Get all of those ideas on the table and then sort through the execution of them and think about the unintended consequences and come up with a game plan that we can put in play,” External link

japantoday Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “What we need to do is get ideas out where people feel safe mentioning them and then work through what’s practical, what makes sense, what are the downsides, because there’s going to be downsides, and try to weigh those appropriately,” “Get all of those ideas on the table and then sort through the execution of them and think about the unintended consequences and come up with a game plan that we can put in play,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “What we need to do is get ideas out where people feel safe mentioning them and then work through what’s practical, what makes sense, what are the downsides, because there’s going to be downsides, and try to weigh those appropriately,” “Get all of those ideas on the table and then sort through the execution of them and think about the unintended consequences and come up with a game plan that we can put in play,” External link

usaToday Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “What we need to do is get ideas out where people feel safe mentioning them and then work through what’s practical, what makes sense, what are the downsides, because there’s going to be downsides, and try to weigh those appropriately,” “Get all of those ideas on the table and then sort through the execution of them and think about the unintended consequences and come up with a game plan that we can put in play,” External link

click2houston Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “What we need to do is get ideas out where people feel safe mentioning them and then work through what’s practical, what makes sense, what are the downsides, because there’s going to be downsides, and try to weigh those appropriately,” “Get all of those ideas on the table and then sort through the execution of them and think about the unintended consequences and come up with a game plan that we can put in play,” External link

kiro7 Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “What we need to do is get ideas out where people feel safe mentioning them and then work through what’s practical, what makes sense, what are the downsides, because there’s going to be downsides, and try to weigh those appropriately,” “Get all of those ideas on the table and then sort through the execution of them and think about the unintended consequences and come up with a game plan that we can put in play,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “What we need to do is get ideas out where people feel safe mentioning them and then work through what’s practical, what makes sense, what are the downsides, because there’s going to be downsides, and try to weigh those appropriately,” “Get all of those ideas on the table and then sort through the execution of them and think about the unintended consequences and come up with a game plan that we can put in play,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I think mostly at this point we’re going to be cautious,” “Any time that someone feels tightness, and at this point in the game, it’s smart to do that” External link

cknw Friday, February 14, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins added : “It’s not something that’s on the table to make a decision today,” “Today we’re focused on him getting back to 100 per cent strength” External link

cknw Friday, February 14, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I think mostly at this point we’re going to be cautious,” “Any time that someone feels tightness, and at this point in the game, it’s smart to do that” External link

globalnews Friday, February 14, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins added : “It’s not something that’s on the table to make a decision today,” “Today we’re focused on him getting back to 100 per cent strength” External link

globalnews Friday, February 14, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "All of the work that our professional scouting department did ... pointed to his elite competitiveness," "We just continued to hear about that from his peers, from his coaches, from his teammates and it resonated with us, so that gives us a great deal of confidence" External link

barrie Thursday, January 16, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “All of the work that our professional scouting department did ... pointed to his elite competitiveness,” “We just continued to hear about that from his peers, from his coaches, from his teammates and it resonated with us, so that gives us a great deal of confidence” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, January 16, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “You truly are fun to watch play,” External link

foxnews Sunday, December 29, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're here for one thing and it's to win," "We're getting closer to those days" External link

barrie Saturday, December 28, 2019 4:39:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "There is no free-agent signing where you're not sharing some risk," "We feel like we have added an incredible talent to the organization" External link

barrie Saturday, December 28, 2019 4:39:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We’re here for one thing and it’s to win,” “We’re getting closer to those days” External link

cknw Saturday, December 28, 2019 4:12:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “There is no free-agent signing where you’re not sharing some risk,” “We feel like we have added an incredible talent to the organization” External link

cknw Saturday, December 28, 2019 4:12:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “You truly are fun to watch play,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, December 28, 2019 4:11:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "From afar, the story was already very bright. We were already very encouraged about his influence in the club house and on people, and him as a man off the field," External link

koreatimes Saturday, December 28, 2019 4:09:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "One of the things we love most about our jobs is watching on a daily and nightly basis exceptional things happening on a baseball field," "And the more that we dug into Ryu, and spent time learning about him, the more excited we got, and the more exceptional he became to us" External link

koreatimes Saturday, December 28, 2019 4:09:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "You truly are fun to watch play. It is remarkable what you already have accomplished, and we very much look forward to the success you're going to bring to this organization, and look forward to the day that you take the mound and you're representing two nations" External link

koreatimes Saturday, December 28, 2019 4:09:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We’re here for one thing and it’s to win,” “We’re getting closer to those days” External link

globalnews Saturday, December 28, 2019 3:44:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “There is no free-agent signing where you’re not sharing some risk,” “We feel like we have added an incredible talent to the organization” External link

globalnews Saturday, December 28, 2019 3:44:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “You truly are fun to watch play,” External link

click2houston Saturday, December 28, 2019 3:43:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “You truly are fun to watch play,” External link

usaToday Saturday, December 28, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “What I think we’ve made relatively clear is that we’ve had discussions at all levels of the market and have focused on the top, as most teams probably do,” External link

forbes Monday, December 23, 2019 9:13:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “What I think we’ve made relatively clear is that we’ve had discussions at all levels of the market and have focused on the top, as most teams probably do,” External link

forbes Monday, December 23, 2019 9:13:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We’ll just continue what we’ve been doing to understand every opportunity across the entire market,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, December 5, 2019 5:12:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We are very excited about the young core that has transitioned this year and we see that as a positive step,” External link

cknw Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:30:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We think that that priority will help him with his ability to play 162 (games), his ability to be a better overall defender and his ability to be a better overall offensive player,” External link

cknw Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:30:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I feel more confident today about our future, about this organization than I do from Day 1,” External link

cknw Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:30:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We are very excited about the young core that has transitioned this year and we see that as a positive step,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, October 2, 2019 1:44:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We think that that priority will help him with his ability to play 162 (games), his ability to be a better overall defender and his ability to be a better overall offensive player,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, October 2, 2019 1:44:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I feel more confident today about our future, about this organization than I do from Day 1,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, October 2, 2019 1:44:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I think the great thing about young players is, one of the most exciting things about young players — and (Woods Richardson) was one of the youngest players in (that) draft — is how much they can improve in a short period of time,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, August 3, 2019 8:07:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “There’s never a deal you’re staring at and saying this is an absolute home run,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, August 1, 2019 4:24:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “It’s not that he’s not a good fit, I wouldn’t say that,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, July 30, 2019 4:35:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I think the great thing about young players is … how much they can improve in short periods of time,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, July 30, 2019 4:35:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The opportunity really presented itself and they felt as though he was ready for it,” “Sure, there could have been continued development, but we had the opportunity for him with playing time on an everyday basis. And that was a piece of their decision-making process, that we didn’t want him to come here if it meant he wasn’t going to play on an everyday basis” External link

denverpost Tuesday, July 30, 2019 4:13:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins added : “There was still room for him to grow as an overall player at Triple-A,” External link

denverpost Tuesday, July 30, 2019 4:13:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : "It's not that he's not a good fit, I wouldn't say that," External link

barrie Tuesday, July 30, 2019 4:00:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "I think the great thing about young players is ... how much they can improve in short periods of time," External link

barrie Tuesday, July 30, 2019 4:00:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “This city and country is very important to him. This organization was very important to him,” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, July 30, 2019 3:45:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Marcus Stroman ) : “It clearly doesn’t make our current roster better,” “Understandable that fans will be disappointed in not having Marcus Stroman and that absolute real asset today that we know can perform and make massive differences and wins and losses” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, July 30, 2019 3:45:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "This city and country is very important to him. This organization was very important to him," External link

barrie Tuesday, July 30, 2019 3:29:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Marcus Stroman ) : "It clearly doesn't make our current roster better," "Understandable that fans will be disappointed in not having Marcus Stroman and that absolute real asset today that we know can perform and make massive differences and wins and losses" External link

barrie Tuesday, July 30, 2019 3:29:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “It’s not that he’s not a good fit, I wouldn’t say that,” External link

cknw Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:40:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I think the great thing about young players is … how much they can improve in short periods of time,” External link

cknw Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:40:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “It’s not that he’s not a good fit, I wouldn’t say that,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:14:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I think the great thing about young players is … how much they can improve in short periods of time,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:14:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We obviously know the family well, know him well, and spent time with them,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, June 6, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We certainly never expected to have a road trip where we don’t win a game and don’t expect to have these lulls,” “At the same time, understand they’re a possibility. It’s not affecting our players in a negative way where they are going to become comfortable with losing” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, June 6, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Marcus Stroman ) : “Marcus is a very honest and up-front person who wasn’t feeling that it was positive at the moment,” “Our group, our core group … they’ve been steady and the atmosphere has been steady. Charlie’s done an incredible job of staying exceptionally positive and we’ve obviously had a tough stretch” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, June 6, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We obviously know the family well, we know him well, we spent time with him," "He's headed to Penn State and we're glad to have drafted him" External link

barrie Thursday, June 6, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “The one thing that I regret, in all the things that we’ve talked about with Charlie, I’d not talked to him about the importance of Victoria Day,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:10:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Really, it’s Charlie’s process,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:10:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Vladimir Guerrero ) : “That’s why we leave it up to the staff that’s with [Guerrero] every day to make those decisions,” “And there’s so many variables to factor in – performance, the matchup information, fatigue, workload, travel, coming off of the road, day game whether after a night game or not” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:10:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Really it's Charlie's process," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 22, 2019 4:06:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "The one thing that I regret in all of the things that we have talked about with Charlie, I had not talked to him about the importance of Victoria Day," "There are a lot of things in Canadian culture and about this great country that I have talked to him about, but I did not share with him the importance of Victoria Day" External link

barrie Wednesday, May 22, 2019 4:06:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Really it’s Charlie’s process,” External link

cknw Wednesday, May 22, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The one thing that I regret in all of the things that we have talked about with Charlie, I had not talked to him about the importance of Victoria Day,” “There are a lot of things in Canadian culture and about this great country that I have talked to him about, but I did not share with him the importance of Victoria Day” External link

cknw Wednesday, May 22, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Really it’s Charlie’s process,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, May 22, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The one thing that I regret in all of the things that we have talked about with Charlie, I had not talked to him about the importance of Victoria Day,” “There are a lot of things in Canadian culture and about this great country that I have talked to him about, but I did not share with him the importance of Victoria Day” External link

globalnews Wednesday, May 22, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "This is like nothing I've ever seen," "I've seen a lot of great players transition and I've never seen anything quite like this" External link

CBC Monday, April 29, 2019 2:35:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We have a Canadian-born Dominican baseball player, son of a hall of famer, that is coming into Canada to play for this great city and country," External link

thespec Saturday, April 27, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We have a Canadian-born Dominican baseball player, son of a hall of famer, that is coming into Canada to play for this great city and country,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:21:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "He's just so well-liked," "He's easy to pull for, easy to like. He hasn't met the teammate that he doesn't like that a teammate hasn't met him that isn't in love with him" External link

buffalonews Saturday, April 27, 2019 4:16:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Is he somewhat below average amongst major league third basemen? We'll see," "He could come here and perform as an average third baseman but we're shooting for him to be exceptional, not just average" External link

wsoctv Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're very hopeful that he pushes that envelope for us," External link

wsoctv Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "As he walked into the clubhouse yesterday, seeing and hearing it put a massive smile on my face," "It's such a good baseball story, and he's so aware of it. He's more aware than most of our young players of what it means to play for a city and a country" External link

wsoctv Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're very hopeful that he pushes that envelope for us," External link

fox13memphis Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "As he walked into the clubhouse yesterday, seeing and hearing it put a massive smile on my face," "It's such a good baseball story, and he's so aware of it. He's more aware than most of our young players of what it means to play for a city and a country" External link

fox13memphis Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Is he somewhat below average amongst major league third basemen? We'll see," "He could come here and perform as an average third baseman but we're shooting for him to be exceptional, not just average" External link

fox13memphis Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're very hopeful that he pushes that envelope for us," External link

kiro7 Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:24:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "As he walked into the clubhouse yesterday, seeing and hearing it put a massive smile on my face," "It's such a good baseball story, and he's so aware of it. He's more aware than most of our young players of what it means to play for a city and a country" External link

kiro7 Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:24:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Is he somewhat below average amongst major league third basemen? We'll see," "He could come here and perform as an average third baseman but we're shooting for him to be exceptional, not just average" External link

kiro7 Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:24:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're very hopeful that he pushes that envelope for us," External link

actionnewsjax Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:16:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "As he walked into the clubhouse yesterday, seeing and hearing it put a massive smile on my face," "It's such a good baseball story, and he's so aware of it. He's more aware than most of our young players of what it means to play for a city and a country" External link

actionnewsjax Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:16:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Is he somewhat below average amongst major league third basemen? We'll see," "He could come here and perform as an average third baseman but we're shooting for him to be exceptional, not just average" External link

actionnewsjax Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:16:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're very hopeful that he pushes that envelope for us," External link

wsoctv Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:08:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "As he walked into the clubhouse yesterday, seeing and hearing it put a massive smile on my face," "It's such a good baseball story, and he's so aware of it. He's more aware than most of our young players of what it means to play for a city and a country" External link

wsoctv Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:08:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Is he somewhat below average amongst major league third basemen? We'll see," "He could come here and perform as an average third baseman but we're shooting for him to be exceptional, not just average" External link

wsoctv Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:08:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're very hopeful that he pushes that envelope for us," External link

wftv Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:06:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "As he walked into the clubhouse yesterday, seeing and hearing it put a massive smile on my face," "It's such a good baseball story, and he's so aware of it. He's more aware than most of our young players of what it means to play for a city and a country" External link

wftv Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:06:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Is he somewhat below average amongst major league third basemen? We'll see," "He could come here and perform as an average third baseman but we're shooting for him to be exceptional, not just average" External link

wftv Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:06:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're very hopeful that he pushes that envelope for us," External link

seattlepi Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "As he walked into the clubhouse yesterday, seeing and hearing it put a massive smile on my face," "It's such a good baseball story, and he's so aware of it. He's more aware than most of our young players of what it means to play for a city and a country" External link

seattlepi Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Is he somewhat below average amongst major league third basemen? We'll see," "He could come here and perform as an average third baseman but we're shooting for him to be exceptional, not just average" External link

seattlepi Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're very hopeful that he pushes that envelope for us," External link

good4utah Saturday, April 27, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "As he walked into the clubhouse yesterday, seeing and hearing it put a massive smile on my face," "It's such a good baseball story, and he's so aware of it. He's more aware than most of our young players of what it means to play for a city and a country" External link

good4utah Saturday, April 27, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Stephen Strasburg ) : "I was fortunate enough to be at Stephen Strasburg's debut," "It was somewhat similar, but this is like nothing I've ever seen" External link

good4utah Saturday, April 27, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Is he somewhat below average amongst major league third basemen? We'll see," "He could come here and perform as an average third baseman but we're shooting for him to be exceptional, not just average" External link

good4utah Saturday, April 27, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're very hopeful that he pushes that envelope for us," External link

wftv Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "As he walked into the clubhouse yesterday, seeing and hearing it put a massive smile on my face," "It's such a good baseball story, and he's so aware of it. He's more aware than most of our young players of what it means to play for a city and a country" External link

wftv Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Stephen Strasburg ) : "I was fortunate enough to be at Stephen Strasburg's debut," "It was somewhat similar, but this is like nothing I've ever seen" External link

wftv Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Is he somewhat below average amongst major league third basemen? We'll see," "He could come here and perform as an average third baseman but we're shooting for him to be exceptional, not just average" External link

wftv Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're very hopeful that he pushes that envelope for us," External link

kiro7 Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "As he walked into the clubhouse yesterday, seeing and hearing it put a massive smile on my face," "It's such a good baseball story, and he's so aware of it. He's more aware than most of our young players of what it means to play for a city and a country" External link

kiro7 Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Stephen Strasburg ) : "I was fortunate enough to be at Stephen Strasburg's debut," "It was somewhat similar, but this is like nothing I've ever seen" External link

kiro7 Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Is he somewhat below average amongst major league third basemen? We'll see," "He could come here and perform as an average third baseman but we're shooting for him to be exceptional, not just average" External link

kiro7 Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "This is like nothing I've never seen," External link

CBC Friday, April 26, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "It's such a good baseball story," "He's more aware than most of playing for a city and a country" External link

CBC Friday, April 26, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “If you think about the plays a major-league player has to make and the consistency of the execution of those plays that is expected from major-league pitchers, from major-league coaches, from (media), from fans, we want to make sure we’ve done everything he can possibly do, to be in the best position to be as consistent as possible when he comes here,” External link

680news Friday, April 26, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “If you think about the plays a major-league player has to make and the consistency of the execution of those plays that is expected from major-league pitchers, from major-league coaches, from (media), from fans, we want to make sure we’ve done everything he can possibly do, to be in the best position to be as consistent as possible when he comes here,” External link

citynews-ca Friday, April 26, 2019 12:56:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Our sense is it’s sooner rather than later,” External link

globalnews Saturday, April 13, 2019 8:01:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Our sense is that it’s sooner than later,” “For a player that has played as much as he has, as much success as he’s had, now it’s about getting built up and getting into really just regular-season form and being hopefully ready to make a debut at some point soon” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, April 13, 2019 7:43:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Our sense is it’s sooner rather than later,” External link

cknw Saturday, April 13, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Our sense is it’s sooner rather than later,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, April 13, 2019 2:58:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Obviously the performance is a key part of it but we will rest well at night with his effort, with his professionalism, his commitment to being great. And being a part of something special is important to him,” “The offence has always stood out. He’s always performed. He’s always hit the ball hard, he’s always hit it far and it usually goes over the fence at a pretty good rate. In our view he’s been an above-average defender and those are hard things to piece together” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, April 3, 2019 6:02:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Obviously the performance is a key part of it but we will rest well at night with his effort, with his professionalism, his commitment to being great. And being a part of something special is important to him,” “The offence has always stood out. He’s always performed. He’s always hit the ball hard, he’s always hit it far and it usually goes over the fence at a pretty good rate. In our view he’s been an above-average defender and those are hard things to piece together” External link

globalnews Wednesday, April 3, 2019 4:37:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Obviously the performance is a key part of it but we will rest well at night with his effort, with his professionalism, his commitment to being great. And being a part of something special is important to him,” “The offence has always stood out. He’s always performed. He’s always hit the ball hard, he’s always hit it far and it usually goes over the fence at a pretty good rate. In our view he’s been an above-average defender and those are hard things to piece together” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, April 3, 2019 4:30:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Obviously the performance is a key part of it but we will rest well at night with his effort, with his professionalism, his commitment to being great. And being a part of something special is important to him,” “The offence has always stood out. He’s always performed. He’s always hit the ball hard, he’s always hit it far and it usually goes over the fence at a pretty good rate. In our view he’s been an above-average defender and those are hard things to piece together” External link

cknw Wednesday, April 3, 2019 4:08:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're not in a popularity contest," "We're in a contest to win championships and that takes making tough decisions and often times not popular ones" External link

barrie Wednesday, April 3, 2019 3:52:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Kevin Pillar ) : "He could potentially come in and give as much production as someone like Kevin Pillar but there's not as much certainty that he will," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 3, 2019 3:52:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "He's a young exciting arm with a mid-90s fastball," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 3, 2019 3:52:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Obviously the performance is a key part of it but we will rest well at night with his effort, with his professionalism, his commitment to being great. And being a part of something special is important to him,” “The offence has always stood out. He’s always performed. He’s always hit the ball hard, he’s always hit it far and it usually goes over the fence at a pretty good rate. In our view he’s been an above-average defender and those are hard things to piece together” External link

globalnews Wednesday, April 3, 2019 3:32:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : "From an executive standpoint, this is a fresh start," External link

CBC Thursday, March 28, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're very aware of the division, we're aware of the challenges, but we are as excited as we can be about this young core," "We've been through some rough patches so we feel there's a lot of good things ahead" External link

CBC Thursday, March 28, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “One of the things teams have realized is the value in giving that opportunity to a player that you’ve signed, scouted and developed relative to the potential marginal upgrade in someone that has four or five years of major league service,” External link

nytimes Thursday, March 28, 2019 7:35:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “It’s hard to talk about specific expectations,” “We’re aware of the challenge of the division, think we have the ability to compete with those teams and could not have more confidence in what the future holds” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, March 28, 2019 2:21:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “A lot of people ask, ‘What day is he coming?’ We’re not focused on a day. We’re focused on maximizing every day of spring training and every day of his development there,” “We’re shooting for the best possible version of him, not just a version” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, March 2, 2019 8:07:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “We want to make sure he’s the best possible third baseman [and] best possible hitter he can be,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, February 22, 2019 2:08:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I think the rink definitely adds to it,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, February 16, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “But once the fall arrived we got the call and we thought, ‘Why not.' ” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, February 16, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I don’t think I’ve met a Dad yet who doesn’t play in a regular [pickup] hockey game,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, February 16, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I always ask the guys, does it get cheeky out there and I’m always told yes,” “I think I’ll stay away” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, February 16, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “This will be more information to understand what’s best for him and the next step,” External link

globalnews Friday, February 15, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins added : “Everyone is aware of timelines and the rules of the game. … We’re just going to focus on putting the best team together and how we help Vladdy become a better player and that’s not different for any player,” External link

globalnews Friday, February 15, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “He would fit well in between Bichette and Vladdy at some point, there’s no question. He’s an intriguing player,” External link

ibtimes Thursday, January 17, 2019 8:47:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I think that any team that is looking for catchers would have an interest in Russ,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 11, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "It could be in the form of starting (pitching), it could be in the former of (a) reliever," External link

barrie Tuesday, January 1, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Both guys have the potential to start," "We know both guys can get outs. So having them on as additions to the Blue Jays is something we're excited about -- to add that depth to the organization" External link

barrie Tuesday, January 1, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Very very well respected. A very solid human being," External link

barrie Tuesday, January 1, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “It could be in the form of starting [pitching], it could be in the former of [a] reliever,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, January 1, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Both guys have the potential to start,” “We know both guys can get outs. So having them on as additions to the Blue Jays is something we’re excited about – to add that depth to the organization” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, January 1, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Very, very well respected. A very solid human being,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, January 1, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "What we're trying not to do is put any firm timelines on anything," External link

barrie Thursday, December 6, 2018 5:26:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Young controllable pitching is very difficult to acquire," External link

barrie Thursday, December 6, 2018 5:26:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “What we’re trying not to do is put any firm timelines on anything,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, December 6, 2018 4:19:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Young controllable pitching is very difficult to acquire,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, December 6, 2018 4:19:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “What we’re trying not to do is put any firm timelines on anything,” External link

680news Thursday, December 6, 2018 2:56:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Young controllable pitching is very difficult to acquire,” External link

680news Thursday, December 6, 2018 2:56:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We’re glad to have options,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:14:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins added : “Any time in professional sports that an athlete is injured there’s some level of concern,” External link

680news Sunday, February 19, 2017 12:22:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We’ll certainly dig into that and look for any possible resource we can find and ensure it doesn’t happen again,” “But (I) don’t feel that there is reason to believe that it is” External link

680news Sunday, February 19, 2017 12:22:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins added : "Any time in professional sports that an athlete is injured there's some level of concern," External link

CBC Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:54:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We'll certainly dig into that and look for any possible resource we can find and ensure it doesn't happen again," "But [I] don't feel that there is reason to believe that it is" External link

CBC Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:54:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We have a team that we expect to be contending,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, February 13, 2017 5:54:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Boston’s going to be a very good team,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, February 13, 2017 5:54:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Every year they’re just a little bit more motivated by one thing, and that’s winning,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, February 13, 2017 5:54:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins remarked : “He’s strong as an ox right now,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, February 13, 2017 5:54:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Based on how spring training is going, we’ll see where the need is,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, February 13, 2017 5:54:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Jose Bautista ) : “It’s a good day for the Toronto Blue Jays,” “I think any time you add a player of his calibre to this organization and baseball it’s a good day. It’s especially a good day for the Toronto Blue Jays for what Jose has meant to this organization and the impact he’s had on us winning” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, January 20, 2017 7:57:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “But what I would say in addition to that is Jose at [36] years old had one of his worst years in eight years and that’s a tough thing for a free agent of that age,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, January 20, 2017 7:57:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Мартин Бут ) : “He really wanted to be here,” “I don’t know exactly what deals he turned down, I don’t know exactly how much money he walked away from. But I would guess that he did” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, January 20, 2017 7:57:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Jose Bautista ) : “We’re excited about Jose as a right fielder,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, January 20, 2017 7:57:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Jose Bautista ) : "We're excited about Jose as a right-fielder," "We're also excited about his willingness to play multiple positions. He's extremely open-minded about that" External link

CBC Friday, January 20, 2017 1:08:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "I'm optimistic we're going to be able to rely on him," External link

CBC Friday, January 20, 2017 1:08:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We have a lot of confidence he's in a good position physically," External link

CBC Friday, January 20, 2017 1:08:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Jose Bautista ) : "We're excited about Jose as a right-fielder," "We're also excited about his willingness to play multiple positions. He's extremely open-minded about that" External link

CBC Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:03:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "I'm optimistic we're going to be able to rely on him," External link

CBC Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:03:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Jose Bautista ) : "We're excited about Jose as a right-fielder," "We're also excited about his willingness to play multiple positions. He's extremely open-minded about that" External link

CBC Thursday, January 19, 2017 9:03:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "I'm optimistic we're going to be able to rely on him," External link

CBC Thursday, January 19, 2017 9:03:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Because Morales is here, we ... feel like we will be in a position to be more opportunistic later in the off-season,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, December 3, 2016 5:58:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Edwin Encarnacion ) : “Two guys that do similar things is less than ideal for a team and money has been spent,” “So it doesn’t make it impossible but it certainly made it less likely. We realized that the day we made the move and we talked to Edwin about that as well” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, December 2, 2016 4:27:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "He's recovering well and feeling great," "We're expecting him to have a full recovery" External link

CBC Saturday, November 19, 2016 4:53:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "There are different opportunities, and different alternatives that present themselves when what happened with Kendrys Morales, we felt like we had a deal that we liked and a player that we wanted to acquire and it made our team better," External link

CBC Saturday, November 19, 2016 4:53:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "So the offensive consistency, the power, the fact that he's been in big ball parks, and still been very productive, the ability to play first, he can also go to the outfield, and the impact he's had on clubhouses and baseball environments is very well-regarded," External link

CBC Saturday, November 19, 2016 4:53:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "For Loudes, for Kendrys as well, for most Cuban players that I have interacted with in my professional life, it's always emotional because of what it means for their family, for what it means leaving their country and the potential of not being together for some time," "That is always a very emotional departure, and whether or not it's on a plane or on a boat, it varies for every individual" External link

CBC Saturday, November 19, 2016 4:53:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins dijo : “Todo sigue igual que cuando llegué” External link

diariolibre-en Thursday, November 10, 2016 12:08:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Those guys have had very good careers, have always hit right-handed and left-handed pitchers, and have been a huge part of this organization's success, especially in the last couple of years," External link

CBC Tuesday, October 25, 2016 1:20:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "They would definitely be priorities for us, and we'll look to do everything that we can to take advantage of that window," "That's plenty of time to potentially work something out if it's realistic on both ends" External link

CBC Tuesday, October 25, 2016 1:20:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're still working through that one," "It's not quite as clear" External link

CBC Tuesday, October 25, 2016 1:20:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're fortunate that we have five starting pitchers returning that we feel good about because that area of the market seems to not quite as strong as some other areas," "The areas that we are going to be looking to fill, there seem to be some numbers there" External link

CBC Tuesday, October 25, 2016 1:20:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "He's obviously a special player, he's integral to this team. You can't prepare to lose a player of that calibre and level," External link

CBC Thursday, September 15, 2016 1:13:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "He's obviously a special player, he's integral to this team. You can't prepare to lose a player of that calibre and level," External link

CBC Wednesday, September 14, 2016 8:58:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Edwin Encarnacion ) : "If you guys want to talk baseball and how good of a player he is, I'm happy to talk about that," "But that is a very personal issue that I'm not going to get involved with. He's been a great teammate, a great person to work with, and we fully support Edwin and will continue to" External link

CBC Wednesday, August 24, 2016 2:36:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “There’s so many pieces to that puzzle that are really complicated because of alternatives, because of the risk, because of timing,” “So it’s really challenging from a logistical standpoint” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, August 13, 2016 7:00:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Obviously when you lose one of the best players in the game that’s a tough blow to the team,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, August 11, 2016 6:57:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told ( about Francisco Liriano ) : “The biggest thing is input from different people after something was more concrete, or closer to it, and the fact that Francisco Liriano was so open to everything,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, August 5, 2016 8:28:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “That’s the question, that’s what we’re focused on, and what we’re trying not to do is paint ourselves into a corner,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, August 5, 2016 8:28:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told ( about Aaron Sanchez ) : “We feel like with this, transitioning him [Sanchez] to a relief role will be the best thing for us being in Game 7 of the World Series,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, August 5, 2016 8:28:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “What I think is the most likely scenario is that he stays in the rotation for some time to come,” External link

680news Friday, August 5, 2016 5:40:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I think what changed for us, a couple of things: input from more people, one of those people being Francisco Liriano, who was open to anything and everything,” “That opened things up for us to think about things differently. And then talking to Aaron about it and how strongly he felt about staying in the rotation, that fortunately we’re in a situation where we’re able to do it” External link

680news Friday, August 5, 2016 5:40:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Aaron Sanchez ) : “I think what we’re going to do is really try to work with Aaron to give this team the best chance to win,” External link

680news Friday, August 5, 2016 5:40:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I think his experience and talent, what he’s accomplished his entire career, we feel like it gives us a chance to have someone that could be pitching in Game 2 or 3 or 4 in a World Series run,” “The fact he’s been there before in a playoff chase, pitched in a major playoff game, and still has very good stuff. We’re hopeful that if we get him back to just close to where he was then it’s better than our alternative” External link

680news Tuesday, August 2, 2016 3:46:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Aaron Sanchez ) : “A big part of Aaron is we feel like with transitioning him to a relief role will be the best thing for us being in a Game 7 of the World Series,” External link

680news Tuesday, August 2, 2016 3:46:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The other opportunity of adding prospects just presented itself, not our sole focus,” External link

680news Tuesday, August 2, 2016 3:46:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Melvin Upton Jr ) : "What attracted us to (Upton) was several things: the defence at all three positions, speed, base-running, base-stealer, power, versatility and depth," "So I feel great about some of the pieces in the minor leagues, but adding him to our major-league team now and having another year of control seemed to make sense for us" External link

CBC Wednesday, July 27, 2016 4:50:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We feel much more protected now than we did yesterday," External link

CBC Wednesday, July 27, 2016 4:50:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "What attracted us to him was several things," "The defense at all three positions, speed, base-running, base-stealer, power, versatility and depth" External link

daytondailynews Wednesday, July 27, 2016 3:43:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "It would likely take an injury for him to turn into an everyday outfielder with us," External link

daytondailynews Wednesday, July 27, 2016 3:43:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "What attracted us to him was several things," "The defense at all three positions, speed, base-running, base-stealer, power, versatility and depth" External link

daytondailynews Wednesday, July 27, 2016 2:40:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "It would likely take an injury for him to turn into an everyday outfielder with us," External link

daytondailynews Wednesday, July 27, 2016 2:40:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "What attracted us to him was several things," "The defense at all three positions, speed, base-running, base-stealer, power, versatility and depth" External link

daytondailynews Tuesday, July 26, 2016 10:56:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "It would likely take an injury for him to turn into an everyday outfielder with us," External link

daytondailynews Tuesday, July 26, 2016 10:56:00 PM EAT



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Mark Shapiro said ( about Ross Atkins ) : “Simply put, Ross makes the Blue Jays better. I am extremely pleased that he will continue leading our baseball operations group during this exciting era for our players, staff, and most importantly, our fans, as we move closer to building a sustainable championship contender for years to come,” External link

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Jake Buxton said ( about Ross Atkins ) : "Ross has an affiliation with the club, having played 50 games here, and he jumped at the opportunity," External link

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Jake Buxton said ( about Ross Atkins ) : "Ross has an affiliation with the club, having played 50 games here, and he jumped at the opportunity," External link

burtonmail Sunday, August 16, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Jake Buxton said ( about Ross Atkins ) : "Ross has an affiliation with the club, having played 50 games here, and he jumped at the opportunity," External link

derbytelegraph Sunday, August 16, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Scott Boras said ( about Ross Atkins ) : “There’s not a week that went by that Ross wasn’t calling,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, December 28, 2019 4:11:00 AM EAT

Scott Boras said ( about Ross Atkins ) : “There’s not a week that went by that Ross wasn’t calling,” External link

click2houston Saturday, December 28, 2019 3:43:00 AM EAT

Scott Boras said ( about Ross Atkins ) : “There’s not a week that went by that Ross wasn’t calling,” External link

usaToday Saturday, December 28, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Mark Shapiro said ( about Ross Atkins ) : “Clearly pitching is probably the area where we’ll spend the bulk of our resources, maybe some bullpen pieces as well,” “Other than that, position-player wise we likely have good alternatives that we need to give opportunities to continue to play. But (general manager Ross Atkins) and I will comment on that more once we have another couple of months of baseball under our belts” External link

cknw Friday, August 9, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

Mark Shapiro said ( about Ross Atkins ) : "Clearly pitching is probably the area where we'll spend the bulk of our resources, maybe some bullpen pieces as well," "Other than that, position-player wise we likely have good alternatives that we need to give opportunities to continue to play. But (general manager Ross Atkins) and I will comment on that more once we have another couple of months of baseball under our belts" External link

barrie Friday, August 9, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

Mark Shapiro said ( about Ross Atkins ) : “Clearly pitching is probably the area where we’ll spend the bulk of our resources, maybe some bullpen pieces as well,” “Other than that, position-player wise we likely have good alternatives that we need to give opportunities to continue to play. But (general manager Ross Atkins) and I will comment on that more once we have another couple of months of baseball under our belts” External link

globalnews Friday, August 9, 2019 12:12:00 AM EAT

Michael Saunders said ( about Ross Atkins ) : “I have spoken to Ross Atkins, the general manager, numerous times on the phone. No negotiations, just staying in touch and we both expressed our desire to stay in Toronto,” External link

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Ross Atkins said : "Obviously we're not where we want to be yet," External link

CBC Thursday, October 7, 2021 4:03:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "As we think about complementing our infield and continuing to make our rotation better, we feel that there's opportunities this off-season via free agency and trade to do that," External link

CBC Thursday, October 7, 2021 4:03:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We certainly don't need wholesale changes," External link

CBC Thursday, October 7, 2021 4:03:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I hope they go on to continue to have [great] years year-in and year-out, and hopefully we can be part of that,” “But having been part of it for one year was very fulfilling” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, October 7, 2021 4:00:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're prepared for the potential of that," External link

buffalonews Monday, June 7, 2021 3:50:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "That's not my ultimate decision but that seems to make some sense that we would be making that determination soon" External link

buffalonews Monday, June 7, 2021 3:50:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “As it relates to the timing and how we’re making that decision, obviously his effectiveness is a huge piece of that equation,” External link

masslive Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:35:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Obviously, his effectiveness is a huge piece of that equation," "The objective and subjective views of how effective he will be at the major league level are all really encouraging. It's just not as simple as, 'OK, he's had two starts now, let's just see if it works.' ... As that continues, he's making that very much something that we're discussing and talking about" External link

buffalonews Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Obviously we wish we were in Toronto and Buffalo ... but Trenton has done a great job," "Our players had everything they needed to get ready for their days. They're performing well, working through their days consistently, had what they needed. The playing surface was great, the fans were engaged and having fun. It was enjoyable to see that level of play again" External link

buffalonews Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins explains : “I wouldn’t say that we’ve been handcuffed; it’s just something that we can’t control. So much depends on vaccination rates” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, May 15, 2021 1:02:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins says : “I look at it through the lens of the players,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, May 15, 2021 1:02:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I would expect it would take more than just the IL stint,” External link

seattlepi Friday, May 7, 2021 2:21:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I would expect it would take more than just the IL stint,” External link

eagletribune Friday, May 7, 2021 10:48:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I would expect it would take more than just the IL stint,” External link

dailyjournal Friday, May 7, 2021 9:53:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I would expect it would take more than just the IL stint,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, May 7, 2021 6:20:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I would expect it would take more than just the IL stint,” External link

seattlepi Friday, May 7, 2021 6:05:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I would expect it would take more than just the IL stint,” External link

cknw Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:16:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “All the information we had at the time suggested it was safe to take the next step and, unfortunately, we had a setback,” External link

cknw Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:16:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I would expect it would take more than just the IL stint,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:05:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “All the information we had at the time suggested it was safe to take the next step and, unfortunately, we had a setback,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:05:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I would expect it would take more than just the IL stint,” External link

globalnews Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “All the information we had at the time suggested it was safe to take the next step and, unfortunately, we had a setback,” External link

globalnews Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I would expect it would take more than just the IL stint,” External link

click2houston Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:22:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “All the information we had at the time suggested it was safe to take the next step and, unfortunately, we had a setback,” External link

click2houston Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:22:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We can't get to Toronto soon enough and remain as hopeful as we can to get there as soon as possible," "Sometime in the next week we'll sit down with our players. We've been doing that. We'll do that again on this homestand and look to finalize that timeline on when those decisions will be made for the next move" External link

buffalonews Friday, April 23, 2021 4:48:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We've talked a lot about that with our players," External link

buffalonews Friday, April 23, 2021 4:48:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “He’s feeling incredible right now,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Coming to Toronto with my family has enriched our lives in countless ways and having the opportunity to remain a Blue Jay is something I do not take for granted,” External link

680news Wednesday, April 7, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “He treats everyone the same and I think our players really appreciate that,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:39:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “With any new role, the thing that you don’t want is individuals to feel the need to do is to try and prove themselves. And he didn’t,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:39:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “No matter how much preparation and experience you have — which Charlie, I think, had as much preparation and experience managing as you could ask for — it’s still very different when you’re leading an organization the way that he is,” “He’s embraced it. He’s embraced it with humility, he’s embraced all the challenges with an open mind and incredible character” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:39:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I’m so excited for guys who have been there and played there before, but the days where those seats are full again and our young team that hasn’t experienced a full stadium there — I can’t wait for that day for them,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:05:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The MRI revealed an injury that he is able to play baseball with,” “He is extremely motivated and driven to be ready for opening day” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, March 24, 2021 5:19:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Part of the injury was making sure that that was the priority,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, March 24, 2021 5:19:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We are 100 per cent committed to a long-term relationship,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 17, 2021 2:39:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We do feel it’s very mild in nature but want to re-asses that and then just take it a day at a time,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, March 16, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Obviously Strip, with what he’s done in his career, has a leg up on that spot,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, March 16, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “All of it is so disheartening and sad on so many fronts,” “To think about it, and to think about it going back that far, is very difficult for me personally. I absolutely was not aware of those allegations and I’m deeply saddened to read those players’ comments, and see that as a failure on my part that there wasn’t the proper channels in place for someone to feel safe to come forward” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 5, 2021 2:50:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I wasn’t (aware) and that is very unfortunate that I wasn’t, and I regret that,” “As a leader, it’s our responsibility that our staff feels safe and supported. I deeply apologize to anyone who ever faced harassment or didn’t feel comfortable to come forward. This is the type of behaviour that is not tolerated, should not be tolerated, and something we need to work harder on in the game and in the industry, and this world, to ensure it doesn’t happen. It’s a very difficult and troubling situation” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 5, 2021 2:50:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins recalled : “That’s when I felt it was absolutely real and felt elated,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, January 31, 2021 4:17:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We’ve taken the next step and we’ll see where that takes us," External link

foxnews Wednesday, January 27, 2021 11:52:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I think for all of us who love sport, all recognize the power of rising to an occasion and, as some say, fall back on preparation,” “I can tell you that, 100 percent, we believe wholeheartedly in George’s ability to do that. I think players who are prepared and embrace competition and have an elite desire to win will fall back on preparation and rise to the occasion. George has done that and it was exceptionally attractive to us” External link

houstonchronicle Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:44:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We’ve taken the next step and we’ll see where that takes us,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We’ve taken the next step and we’ll see where that takes us,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “There’s no reason to believe that we can’t continue to make the team better,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, December 24, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "They want to know they're going to have what they need to compete and what they have to win. They're really driven professional talented athletes. That's what they're focused on," External link

buffalonews Saturday, December 12, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I do think that there is momentum for the Toronto Blue Jays,” External link

barrie Friday, December 11, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We're not forcing things on players, we're not putting hard timelines on players to make sure they get back to us,” External link

barrie Friday, December 11, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Obviously, just like the fans, we would certainly prefer to have clarity as soon as possible as that impacts the next move that you can make,” External link

barrie Friday, December 11, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “If he’s coming in at the stage he was, the overall body (composition), weight and agility that he had when he was in double-A, it’s realistic to think about him being an impact player at third base,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, December 10, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "It doesn't take much at this point for a deal to happen," External link

buffalonews Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "I'm still super optimistic that we will be playing in Toronto," "When I think about it, I think about how meaningful that will be for our players that haven't had the chance. ... I can't wait for that and I'm optimistic that it's coming soon. It's just hard to say when that day will be" External link

buffalonews Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We haven't felt any strong concerns from anyone as we talked about it," "As I reflect on that, it has a lot to do with the nature of professional athletes. They want to know they have the resources to compete and they want to compete and have a chance to win. We've checked those boxes even when we weren't in our stadium" External link

buffalonews Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “It would not surprise me if in a year or two we’re talking about him in a Gold Glove category,” External link

forbes Thursday, November 12, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “It doesn't mean we're out on shortstops altogether because of our conviction in Bo,” “We have to stay in on every market and consider, ‘Are there ways to get better? Are there ways to think about improving our team?’ But again, we do very much believe in Bo” External link

forbes Thursday, November 12, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "From the beginning of the last off-season, we've worked hard to make this team better and we're in a position to do that again," "So we're going to continue to think about that from every approach and every angle that we can do it" External link

CBC Tuesday, November 10, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : "He has done nothing but impress us from Day 1," External link

CBC Tuesday, November 10, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We obviously realize that the best way to recovery and getting back to full steam is winning," "We are united on that front" External link

CBC Tuesday, November 10, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "I'm optimistic that we'll be in Toronto," External link

CBC Tuesday, November 10, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We definitely don’t want to close the door on him having some versatility, potentially playing third for a short period of time, or even an extended period of time,” “He worked there this year. I would have felt comfortable towards the end of the year with him playing third base. I think Charlie (Montoyo) would have too. But we asked a lot of him, so this year we didn’t want to take him off his first base work in-game. We’re not closing the door on the potential of him playing third base” External link

TorontoStar Friday, October 16, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “As difficult and as challenging as the pandemic has been, and what it’s meant across the world, and certainly the impact on baseball, the best way out of that for all involved is for us to focus on winning,” External link

forbes Monday, October 5, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "In this case, it's a unique circumstance," External link

buffalonews Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “At least in our view, it was something we felt like we had to do,” External link

buffalonews Saturday, September 26, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The next day depends on his recovery and how he's feeling,” External link

usaToday Saturday, September 12, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The next day depends on his recovery and how he's feeling,” External link

kiro7 Saturday, September 12, 2020 6:17:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The next day depends on his recovery and how he’s feeling,” External link

washtimes Saturday, September 12, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The next day depends on his recovery and how he's feeling,” External link

seattlepi Saturday, September 12, 2020 5:58:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The next day depends on his recovery and how he’s feeling,” External link

ChinaPost Saturday, September 12, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The next day depends on his recovery and how he's feeling,” External link

click2houston Saturday, September 12, 2020 5:44:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “They’ve both been really effective over their careers,” External link

buffalonews Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “It is a small sample size and it is more challenging,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, August 21, 2020 2:37:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “It doesn’t feel like that’s happening anytime soon,” External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “That’ll be interesting and a good opportunity for our players to just get together and stay engaged,” External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:01:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We’re going to have a socially distanced bus tour of D.C. (on Friday), we’ll be moving around the area to appreciate the history and culture of this area,” “We’ll have a workout Saturday and Sunday. Most likely a simulated game to keep our pitchers on track and ready to crank things back up. We’re still talking about different ways to make the most of this time that we’re down” External link

simcoe Saturday, August 1, 2020 2:47:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “It doesn’t feel like that’s happening anytime soon,” External link

cknw Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “That’ll be interesting and a good opportunity for our players to just get together and stay engaged,” External link

cknw Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “It doesn’t feel like that’s happening anytime soon,” External link

usaToday Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “That’ll be interesting and a good opportunity for our players to just get together and stay engaged,” External link

usaToday Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “It doesn’t feel like that’s happening anytime soon,” External link

globalnews Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “That’ll be interesting and a good opportunity for our players to just get together and stay engaged,” External link

globalnews Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We are focused on getting into a major league facility,” External link

beloitdailynews Tuesday, July 21, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We are focused on getting into a major league facility," External link

upi Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:13:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "The time spent here in Toronto has been phenomenal," External link

CBC Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "It is an evolving and a moving target," External link

buffalonews Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We feel exceptionally confident that the team and that group of people can get the standards to a level that are safe and playable," External link

buffalonews Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "It's evolving and a moving target," "We want to make sure we have health and safety as a priority. The players' feedback and their perspective is exceptionally important to us. We're working very hard with major-league baseball to come up with the most viable, realistic, safe options for our team" External link

irishsun Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:17:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We are focused on getting into a major league facility,” External link

kiro7 Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We are focused on getting into a major league facility,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We are focused on getting into a major league facility,” External link

seattlepi Monday, July 20, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We are focused on getting into a major league facility,” External link

click2houston Monday, July 20, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We would much rather be in a major league facility,” External link

ChinaPost Monday, July 20, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We’re confident we will be able to execute having a facility where players’ work will not be compromised,” External link

buffalonews Monday, July 20, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We would much rather be in a major league facility,” External link

foxnews Monday, July 20, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We would much rather be in a major league facility,” External link

suntimes Monday, July 20, 2020 9:26:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We would much rather be in a major league facility,” External link

seattlepi Monday, July 20, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We would much rather be in a major league facility,” External link

click2houston Monday, July 20, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “I think our best development opportunity, as it stands right now, is going to be in the major leagues, but then it becomes balancing — is that actually what’s best for them at this time? And putting them in the best possible position to have extended success,” External link

cknw Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “I think our best development opportunity, as it stands right now, is going to be in the major leagues, but then it becomes balancing — is that actually what’s best for them at this time? And putting them in the best possible position to have extended success,” External link

globalnews Sunday, July 5, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The options are, playing in Florida, playing in another Major League Stadium or playing in a minor league facility,” “There could be other alternatives but those are the ones we’ve considered” External link

wkbw Saturday, June 13, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “As we talk about the lack of diversity on our baseball operations teams, we have worked very hard on trying to correct for that,” External link

cknw Friday, June 12, 2020 5:41:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Austin Martin ) : “We do think it’s realistic to talk about him playing with Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio, Vladdy Guerrero and Lourdes Gurriel,” “We do feel Austin, if we’re fortunate enough to reach a deal with him, he will complement us very well and in talking about that young corps, that’s alluding to a relatively fast transition” External link

cknw Friday, June 12, 2020 5:41:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The most important thing for us is partnering with the player on that,” “Initially we’ll just focus on what makes the smoothest transition and as quick as possible too to get him to our major-league environment” External link

cknw Friday, June 12, 2020 5:41:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “As we talk about the lack of diversity on our baseball operations teams, we have worked very hard on trying to correct for that,” External link

globalnews Friday, June 12, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Austin Martin ) : “We do think it’s realistic to talk about him playing with Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio, Vladdy Guerrero and Lourdes Gurriel,” “We do feel Austin, if we’re fortunate enough to reach a deal with him, he will complement us very well and in talking about that young corps, that’s alluding to a relatively fast transition” External link

globalnews Friday, June 12, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The most important thing for us is partnering with the player on that,” “Initially we’ll just focus on what makes the smoothest transition and as quick as possible too to get him to our major-league environment” External link

globalnews Friday, June 12, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I will remain hopeful and optimistic that we are united,” “There’s not a member of this organization that doesn’t want that” External link

usaToday Friday, June 12, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The options are either playing in Florida, playing in another major league stadium, or playing in a minor league facility,” “There could be other alternatives. Those are the ones that we have considered” External link

usaToday Friday, June 12, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “It’s not in our control completely,” “Major League Baseball will be involved, potentially other major league baseball teams will be involved. We know that we can play in Dunedin. We just want to make sure that we exhaust all of our alternatives” External link

usaToday Friday, June 12, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : ''What we need to do is get ideas out where people feel safe mentioning them and then work through what's practical, what makes sense, what are the downsides, because there's going to be downsides, and try to weigh those appropriately,'' ''Get all of those ideas on the table and then sort through the execution of them and think about the unintended consequences and come up with a game plan that we can put in play,'' External link

koreatimes Thursday, March 26, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “If you’re playing multiple doubleheaders, and suppose they are nine innings each, the demands on a pitching staff would be extremely significant,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:44:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “What we need to do is get ideas out where people feel safe mentioning them and then work through what’s practical, what makes sense, what are the downsides, because there’s going to be downsides, and try to weigh those appropriately,” “Get all of those ideas on the table and then sort through the execution of them and think about the unintended consequences and come up with a game plan that we can put in play,” External link

japantoday Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “What we need to do is get ideas out where people feel safe mentioning them and then work through what’s practical, what makes sense, what are the downsides, because there’s going to be downsides, and try to weigh those appropriately,” “Get all of those ideas on the table and then sort through the execution of them and think about the unintended consequences and come up with a game plan that we can put in play,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “What we need to do is get ideas out where people feel safe mentioning them and then work through what’s practical, what makes sense, what are the downsides, because there’s going to be downsides, and try to weigh those appropriately,” “Get all of those ideas on the table and then sort through the execution of them and think about the unintended consequences and come up with a game plan that we can put in play,” External link

usaToday Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “What we need to do is get ideas out where people feel safe mentioning them and then work through what’s practical, what makes sense, what are the downsides, because there’s going to be downsides, and try to weigh those appropriately,” “Get all of those ideas on the table and then sort through the execution of them and think about the unintended consequences and come up with a game plan that we can put in play,” External link

click2houston Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “What we need to do is get ideas out where people feel safe mentioning them and then work through what’s practical, what makes sense, what are the downsides, because there’s going to be downsides, and try to weigh those appropriately,” “Get all of those ideas on the table and then sort through the execution of them and think about the unintended consequences and come up with a game plan that we can put in play,” External link

kiro7 Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “What we need to do is get ideas out where people feel safe mentioning them and then work through what’s practical, what makes sense, what are the downsides, because there’s going to be downsides, and try to weigh those appropriately,” “Get all of those ideas on the table and then sort through the execution of them and think about the unintended consequences and come up with a game plan that we can put in play,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “What we need to do is get ideas out where people feel safe mentioning them and then work through what’s practical, what makes sense, what are the downsides, because there’s going to be downsides, and try to weigh those appropriately,” “Get all of those ideas on the table and then sort through the execution of them and think about the unintended consequences and come up with a game plan that we can put in play,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:06:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I think mostly at this point we’re going to be cautious,” “Any time that someone feels tightness, and at this point in the game, it’s smart to do that” External link

cknw Friday, February 14, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins added : “It’s not something that’s on the table to make a decision today,” “Today we’re focused on him getting back to 100 per cent strength” External link

cknw Friday, February 14, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I think mostly at this point we’re going to be cautious,” “Any time that someone feels tightness, and at this point in the game, it’s smart to do that” External link

globalnews Friday, February 14, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins added : “It’s not something that’s on the table to make a decision today,” “Today we’re focused on him getting back to 100 per cent strength” External link

globalnews Friday, February 14, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "All of the work that our professional scouting department did ... pointed to his elite competitiveness," "We just continued to hear about that from his peers, from his coaches, from his teammates and it resonated with us, so that gives us a great deal of confidence" External link

barrie Thursday, January 16, 2020 6:12:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “All of the work that our professional scouting department did ... pointed to his elite competitiveness,” “We just continued to hear about that from his peers, from his coaches, from his teammates and it resonated with us, so that gives us a great deal of confidence” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, January 16, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “You truly are fun to watch play,” External link

foxnews Sunday, December 29, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're here for one thing and it's to win," "We're getting closer to those days" External link

barrie Saturday, December 28, 2019 4:39:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "There is no free-agent signing where you're not sharing some risk," "We feel like we have added an incredible talent to the organization" External link

barrie Saturday, December 28, 2019 4:39:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We’re here for one thing and it’s to win,” “We’re getting closer to those days” External link

cknw Saturday, December 28, 2019 4:12:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “There is no free-agent signing where you’re not sharing some risk,” “We feel like we have added an incredible talent to the organization” External link

cknw Saturday, December 28, 2019 4:12:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “You truly are fun to watch play,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, December 28, 2019 4:11:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "From afar, the story was already very bright. We were already very encouraged about his influence in the club house and on people, and him as a man off the field," External link

koreatimes Saturday, December 28, 2019 4:09:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "One of the things we love most about our jobs is watching on a daily and nightly basis exceptional things happening on a baseball field," "And the more that we dug into Ryu, and spent time learning about him, the more excited we got, and the more exceptional he became to us" External link

koreatimes Saturday, December 28, 2019 4:09:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "You truly are fun to watch play. It is remarkable what you already have accomplished, and we very much look forward to the success you're going to bring to this organization, and look forward to the day that you take the mound and you're representing two nations" External link

koreatimes Saturday, December 28, 2019 4:09:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We’re here for one thing and it’s to win,” “We’re getting closer to those days” External link

globalnews Saturday, December 28, 2019 3:44:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “There is no free-agent signing where you’re not sharing some risk,” “We feel like we have added an incredible talent to the organization” External link

globalnews Saturday, December 28, 2019 3:44:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “You truly are fun to watch play,” External link

click2houston Saturday, December 28, 2019 3:43:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “You truly are fun to watch play,” External link

usaToday Saturday, December 28, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “What I think we’ve made relatively clear is that we’ve had discussions at all levels of the market and have focused on the top, as most teams probably do,” External link

forbes Monday, December 23, 2019 9:13:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “What I think we’ve made relatively clear is that we’ve had discussions at all levels of the market and have focused on the top, as most teams probably do,” External link

forbes Monday, December 23, 2019 9:13:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We’ll just continue what we’ve been doing to understand every opportunity across the entire market,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, December 5, 2019 5:12:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We are very excited about the young core that has transitioned this year and we see that as a positive step,” External link

cknw Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:30:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We think that that priority will help him with his ability to play 162 (games), his ability to be a better overall defender and his ability to be a better overall offensive player,” External link

cknw Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:30:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I feel more confident today about our future, about this organization than I do from Day 1,” External link

cknw Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:30:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We are very excited about the young core that has transitioned this year and we see that as a positive step,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, October 2, 2019 1:44:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We think that that priority will help him with his ability to play 162 (games), his ability to be a better overall defender and his ability to be a better overall offensive player,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, October 2, 2019 1:44:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I feel more confident today about our future, about this organization than I do from Day 1,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, October 2, 2019 1:44:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I think the great thing about young players is, one of the most exciting things about young players — and (Woods Richardson) was one of the youngest players in (that) draft — is how much they can improve in a short period of time,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, August 3, 2019 8:07:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “There’s never a deal you’re staring at and saying this is an absolute home run,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, August 1, 2019 4:24:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “It’s not that he’s not a good fit, I wouldn’t say that,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, July 30, 2019 4:35:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I think the great thing about young players is … how much they can improve in short periods of time,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, July 30, 2019 4:35:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The opportunity really presented itself and they felt as though he was ready for it,” “Sure, there could have been continued development, but we had the opportunity for him with playing time on an everyday basis. And that was a piece of their decision-making process, that we didn’t want him to come here if it meant he wasn’t going to play on an everyday basis” External link

denverpost Tuesday, July 30, 2019 4:13:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins added : “There was still room for him to grow as an overall player at Triple-A,” External link

denverpost Tuesday, July 30, 2019 4:13:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : "It's not that he's not a good fit, I wouldn't say that," External link

barrie Tuesday, July 30, 2019 4:00:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "I think the great thing about young players is ... how much they can improve in short periods of time," External link

barrie Tuesday, July 30, 2019 4:00:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “This city and country is very important to him. This organization was very important to him,” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, July 30, 2019 3:45:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Marcus Stroman ) : “It clearly doesn’t make our current roster better,” “Understandable that fans will be disappointed in not having Marcus Stroman and that absolute real asset today that we know can perform and make massive differences and wins and losses” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, July 30, 2019 3:45:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "This city and country is very important to him. This organization was very important to him," External link

barrie Tuesday, July 30, 2019 3:29:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Marcus Stroman ) : "It clearly doesn't make our current roster better," "Understandable that fans will be disappointed in not having Marcus Stroman and that absolute real asset today that we know can perform and make massive differences and wins and losses" External link

barrie Tuesday, July 30, 2019 3:29:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “It’s not that he’s not a good fit, I wouldn’t say that,” External link

cknw Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:40:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I think the great thing about young players is … how much they can improve in short periods of time,” External link

cknw Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:40:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “It’s not that he’s not a good fit, I wouldn’t say that,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:14:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I think the great thing about young players is … how much they can improve in short periods of time,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:14:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We obviously know the family well, know him well, and spent time with them,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, June 6, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We certainly never expected to have a road trip where we don’t win a game and don’t expect to have these lulls,” “At the same time, understand they’re a possibility. It’s not affecting our players in a negative way where they are going to become comfortable with losing” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, June 6, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Marcus Stroman ) : “Marcus is a very honest and up-front person who wasn’t feeling that it was positive at the moment,” “Our group, our core group … they’ve been steady and the atmosphere has been steady. Charlie’s done an incredible job of staying exceptionally positive and we’ve obviously had a tough stretch” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, June 6, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We obviously know the family well, we know him well, we spent time with him," "He's headed to Penn State and we're glad to have drafted him" External link

barrie Thursday, June 6, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “The one thing that I regret, in all the things that we’ve talked about with Charlie, I’d not talked to him about the importance of Victoria Day,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:10:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Really, it’s Charlie’s process,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:10:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Vladimir Guerrero ) : “That’s why we leave it up to the staff that’s with [Guerrero] every day to make those decisions,” “And there’s so many variables to factor in – performance, the matchup information, fatigue, workload, travel, coming off of the road, day game whether after a night game or not” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:10:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Really it's Charlie's process," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 22, 2019 4:06:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "The one thing that I regret in all of the things that we have talked about with Charlie, I had not talked to him about the importance of Victoria Day," "There are a lot of things in Canadian culture and about this great country that I have talked to him about, but I did not share with him the importance of Victoria Day" External link

barrie Wednesday, May 22, 2019 4:06:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Really it’s Charlie’s process,” External link

cknw Wednesday, May 22, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The one thing that I regret in all of the things that we have talked about with Charlie, I had not talked to him about the importance of Victoria Day,” “There are a lot of things in Canadian culture and about this great country that I have talked to him about, but I did not share with him the importance of Victoria Day” External link

cknw Wednesday, May 22, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Really it’s Charlie’s process,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, May 22, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The one thing that I regret in all of the things that we have talked about with Charlie, I had not talked to him about the importance of Victoria Day,” “There are a lot of things in Canadian culture and about this great country that I have talked to him about, but I did not share with him the importance of Victoria Day” External link

globalnews Wednesday, May 22, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "This is like nothing I've ever seen," "I've seen a lot of great players transition and I've never seen anything quite like this" External link

CBC Monday, April 29, 2019 2:35:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We have a Canadian-born Dominican baseball player, son of a hall of famer, that is coming into Canada to play for this great city and country," External link

thespec Saturday, April 27, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We have a Canadian-born Dominican baseball player, son of a hall of famer, that is coming into Canada to play for this great city and country,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:21:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "He's just so well-liked," "He's easy to pull for, easy to like. He hasn't met the teammate that he doesn't like that a teammate hasn't met him that isn't in love with him" External link

buffalonews Saturday, April 27, 2019 4:16:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Is he somewhat below average amongst major league third basemen? We'll see," "He could come here and perform as an average third baseman but we're shooting for him to be exceptional, not just average" External link

wsoctv Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're very hopeful that he pushes that envelope for us," External link

wsoctv Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "As he walked into the clubhouse yesterday, seeing and hearing it put a massive smile on my face," "It's such a good baseball story, and he's so aware of it. He's more aware than most of our young players of what it means to play for a city and a country" External link

wsoctv Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're very hopeful that he pushes that envelope for us," External link

fox13memphis Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "As he walked into the clubhouse yesterday, seeing and hearing it put a massive smile on my face," "It's such a good baseball story, and he's so aware of it. He's more aware than most of our young players of what it means to play for a city and a country" External link

fox13memphis Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Is he somewhat below average amongst major league third basemen? We'll see," "He could come here and perform as an average third baseman but we're shooting for him to be exceptional, not just average" External link

fox13memphis Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:27:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're very hopeful that he pushes that envelope for us," External link

kiro7 Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:24:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "As he walked into the clubhouse yesterday, seeing and hearing it put a massive smile on my face," "It's such a good baseball story, and he's so aware of it. He's more aware than most of our young players of what it means to play for a city and a country" External link

kiro7 Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:24:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Is he somewhat below average amongst major league third basemen? We'll see," "He could come here and perform as an average third baseman but we're shooting for him to be exceptional, not just average" External link

kiro7 Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:24:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're very hopeful that he pushes that envelope for us," External link

actionnewsjax Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:16:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "As he walked into the clubhouse yesterday, seeing and hearing it put a massive smile on my face," "It's such a good baseball story, and he's so aware of it. He's more aware than most of our young players of what it means to play for a city and a country" External link

actionnewsjax Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:16:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Is he somewhat below average amongst major league third basemen? We'll see," "He could come here and perform as an average third baseman but we're shooting for him to be exceptional, not just average" External link

actionnewsjax Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:16:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're very hopeful that he pushes that envelope for us," External link

wsoctv Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:08:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "As he walked into the clubhouse yesterday, seeing and hearing it put a massive smile on my face," "It's such a good baseball story, and he's so aware of it. He's more aware than most of our young players of what it means to play for a city and a country" External link

wsoctv Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:08:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Is he somewhat below average amongst major league third basemen? We'll see," "He could come here and perform as an average third baseman but we're shooting for him to be exceptional, not just average" External link

wsoctv Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:08:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're very hopeful that he pushes that envelope for us," External link

wftv Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:06:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "As he walked into the clubhouse yesterday, seeing and hearing it put a massive smile on my face," "It's such a good baseball story, and he's so aware of it. He's more aware than most of our young players of what it means to play for a city and a country" External link

wftv Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:06:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Is he somewhat below average amongst major league third basemen? We'll see," "He could come here and perform as an average third baseman but we're shooting for him to be exceptional, not just average" External link

wftv Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:06:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're very hopeful that he pushes that envelope for us," External link

seattlepi Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "As he walked into the clubhouse yesterday, seeing and hearing it put a massive smile on my face," "It's such a good baseball story, and he's so aware of it. He's more aware than most of our young players of what it means to play for a city and a country" External link

seattlepi Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Is he somewhat below average amongst major league third basemen? We'll see," "He could come here and perform as an average third baseman but we're shooting for him to be exceptional, not just average" External link

seattlepi Saturday, April 27, 2019 3:04:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're very hopeful that he pushes that envelope for us," External link

good4utah Saturday, April 27, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "As he walked into the clubhouse yesterday, seeing and hearing it put a massive smile on my face," "It's such a good baseball story, and he's so aware of it. He's more aware than most of our young players of what it means to play for a city and a country" External link

good4utah Saturday, April 27, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Stephen Strasburg ) : "I was fortunate enough to be at Stephen Strasburg's debut," "It was somewhat similar, but this is like nothing I've ever seen" External link

good4utah Saturday, April 27, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Is he somewhat below average amongst major league third basemen? We'll see," "He could come here and perform as an average third baseman but we're shooting for him to be exceptional, not just average" External link

good4utah Saturday, April 27, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're very hopeful that he pushes that envelope for us," External link

wftv Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "As he walked into the clubhouse yesterday, seeing and hearing it put a massive smile on my face," "It's such a good baseball story, and he's so aware of it. He's more aware than most of our young players of what it means to play for a city and a country" External link

wftv Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Stephen Strasburg ) : "I was fortunate enough to be at Stephen Strasburg's debut," "It was somewhat similar, but this is like nothing I've ever seen" External link

wftv Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Is he somewhat below average amongst major league third basemen? We'll see," "He could come here and perform as an average third baseman but we're shooting for him to be exceptional, not just average" External link

wftv Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:04:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're very hopeful that he pushes that envelope for us," External link

kiro7 Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "As he walked into the clubhouse yesterday, seeing and hearing it put a massive smile on my face," "It's such a good baseball story, and he's so aware of it. He's more aware than most of our young players of what it means to play for a city and a country" External link

kiro7 Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Stephen Strasburg ) : "I was fortunate enough to be at Stephen Strasburg's debut," "It was somewhat similar, but this is like nothing I've ever seen" External link

kiro7 Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Is he somewhat below average amongst major league third basemen? We'll see," "He could come here and perform as an average third baseman but we're shooting for him to be exceptional, not just average" External link

kiro7 Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "This is like nothing I've never seen," External link

CBC Friday, April 26, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "It's such a good baseball story," "He's more aware than most of playing for a city and a country" External link

CBC Friday, April 26, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “If you think about the plays a major-league player has to make and the consistency of the execution of those plays that is expected from major-league pitchers, from major-league coaches, from (media), from fans, we want to make sure we’ve done everything he can possibly do, to be in the best position to be as consistent as possible when he comes here,” External link

680news Friday, April 26, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “If you think about the plays a major-league player has to make and the consistency of the execution of those plays that is expected from major-league pitchers, from major-league coaches, from (media), from fans, we want to make sure we’ve done everything he can possibly do, to be in the best position to be as consistent as possible when he comes here,” External link

citynews-ca Friday, April 26, 2019 12:56:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Our sense is it’s sooner rather than later,” External link

globalnews Saturday, April 13, 2019 8:01:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Our sense is that it’s sooner than later,” “For a player that has played as much as he has, as much success as he’s had, now it’s about getting built up and getting into really just regular-season form and being hopefully ready to make a debut at some point soon” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, April 13, 2019 7:43:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Our sense is it’s sooner rather than later,” External link

cknw Saturday, April 13, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Our sense is it’s sooner rather than later,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, April 13, 2019 2:58:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Obviously the performance is a key part of it but we will rest well at night with his effort, with his professionalism, his commitment to being great. And being a part of something special is important to him,” “The offence has always stood out. He’s always performed. He’s always hit the ball hard, he’s always hit it far and it usually goes over the fence at a pretty good rate. In our view he’s been an above-average defender and those are hard things to piece together” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, April 3, 2019 6:02:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Obviously the performance is a key part of it but we will rest well at night with his effort, with his professionalism, his commitment to being great. And being a part of something special is important to him,” “The offence has always stood out. He’s always performed. He’s always hit the ball hard, he’s always hit it far and it usually goes over the fence at a pretty good rate. In our view he’s been an above-average defender and those are hard things to piece together” External link

globalnews Wednesday, April 3, 2019 4:37:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Obviously the performance is a key part of it but we will rest well at night with his effort, with his professionalism, his commitment to being great. And being a part of something special is important to him,” “The offence has always stood out. He’s always performed. He’s always hit the ball hard, he’s always hit it far and it usually goes over the fence at a pretty good rate. In our view he’s been an above-average defender and those are hard things to piece together” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, April 3, 2019 4:30:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Obviously the performance is a key part of it but we will rest well at night with his effort, with his professionalism, his commitment to being great. And being a part of something special is important to him,” “The offence has always stood out. He’s always performed. He’s always hit the ball hard, he’s always hit it far and it usually goes over the fence at a pretty good rate. In our view he’s been an above-average defender and those are hard things to piece together” External link

cknw Wednesday, April 3, 2019 4:08:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're not in a popularity contest," "We're in a contest to win championships and that takes making tough decisions and often times not popular ones" External link

barrie Wednesday, April 3, 2019 3:52:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Kevin Pillar ) : "He could potentially come in and give as much production as someone like Kevin Pillar but there's not as much certainty that he will," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 3, 2019 3:52:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "He's a young exciting arm with a mid-90s fastball," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 3, 2019 3:52:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Obviously the performance is a key part of it but we will rest well at night with his effort, with his professionalism, his commitment to being great. And being a part of something special is important to him,” “The offence has always stood out. He’s always performed. He’s always hit the ball hard, he’s always hit it far and it usually goes over the fence at a pretty good rate. In our view he’s been an above-average defender and those are hard things to piece together” External link

globalnews Wednesday, April 3, 2019 3:32:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : "From an executive standpoint, this is a fresh start," External link

CBC Thursday, March 28, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're very aware of the division, we're aware of the challenges, but we are as excited as we can be about this young core," "We've been through some rough patches so we feel there's a lot of good things ahead" External link

CBC Thursday, March 28, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “One of the things teams have realized is the value in giving that opportunity to a player that you’ve signed, scouted and developed relative to the potential marginal upgrade in someone that has four or five years of major league service,” External link

nytimes Thursday, March 28, 2019 7:35:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “It’s hard to talk about specific expectations,” “We’re aware of the challenge of the division, think we have the ability to compete with those teams and could not have more confidence in what the future holds” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, March 28, 2019 2:21:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “A lot of people ask, ‘What day is he coming?’ We’re not focused on a day. We’re focused on maximizing every day of spring training and every day of his development there,” “We’re shooting for the best possible version of him, not just a version” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, March 2, 2019 8:07:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “We want to make sure he’s the best possible third baseman [and] best possible hitter he can be,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, February 22, 2019 2:08:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I think the rink definitely adds to it,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, February 16, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “But once the fall arrived we got the call and we thought, ‘Why not.' ” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, February 16, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I don’t think I’ve met a Dad yet who doesn’t play in a regular [pickup] hockey game,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, February 16, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I always ask the guys, does it get cheeky out there and I’m always told yes,” “I think I’ll stay away” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, February 16, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “This will be more information to understand what’s best for him and the next step,” External link

globalnews Friday, February 15, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins added : “Everyone is aware of timelines and the rules of the game. … We’re just going to focus on putting the best team together and how we help Vladdy become a better player and that’s not different for any player,” External link

globalnews Friday, February 15, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “He would fit well in between Bichette and Vladdy at some point, there’s no question. He’s an intriguing player,” External link

ibtimes Thursday, January 17, 2019 8:47:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I think that any team that is looking for catchers would have an interest in Russ,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 11, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "It could be in the form of starting (pitching), it could be in the former of (a) reliever," External link

barrie Tuesday, January 1, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Both guys have the potential to start," "We know both guys can get outs. So having them on as additions to the Blue Jays is something we're excited about -- to add that depth to the organization" External link

barrie Tuesday, January 1, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Very very well respected. A very solid human being," External link

barrie Tuesday, January 1, 2019 2:19:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “It could be in the form of starting [pitching], it could be in the former of [a] reliever,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, January 1, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Both guys have the potential to start,” “We know both guys can get outs. So having them on as additions to the Blue Jays is something we’re excited about – to add that depth to the organization” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, January 1, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Very, very well respected. A very solid human being,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, January 1, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "What we're trying not to do is put any firm timelines on anything," External link

barrie Thursday, December 6, 2018 5:26:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Young controllable pitching is very difficult to acquire," External link

barrie Thursday, December 6, 2018 5:26:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “What we’re trying not to do is put any firm timelines on anything,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, December 6, 2018 4:19:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Young controllable pitching is very difficult to acquire,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, December 6, 2018 4:19:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “What we’re trying not to do is put any firm timelines on anything,” External link

680news Thursday, December 6, 2018 2:56:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Young controllable pitching is very difficult to acquire,” External link

680news Thursday, December 6, 2018 2:56:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We’re glad to have options,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:14:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins added : “Any time in professional sports that an athlete is injured there’s some level of concern,” External link

680news Sunday, February 19, 2017 12:22:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We’ll certainly dig into that and look for any possible resource we can find and ensure it doesn’t happen again,” “But (I) don’t feel that there is reason to believe that it is” External link

680news Sunday, February 19, 2017 12:22:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins added : "Any time in professional sports that an athlete is injured there's some level of concern," External link

CBC Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:54:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We'll certainly dig into that and look for any possible resource we can find and ensure it doesn't happen again," "But [I] don't feel that there is reason to believe that it is" External link

CBC Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:54:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “We have a team that we expect to be contending,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, February 13, 2017 5:54:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Boston’s going to be a very good team,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, February 13, 2017 5:54:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Every year they’re just a little bit more motivated by one thing, and that’s winning,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, February 13, 2017 5:54:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins remarked : “He’s strong as an ox right now,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, February 13, 2017 5:54:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Based on how spring training is going, we’ll see where the need is,” External link

theglobeandmail Monday, February 13, 2017 5:54:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Jose Bautista ) : “It’s a good day for the Toronto Blue Jays,” “I think any time you add a player of his calibre to this organization and baseball it’s a good day. It’s especially a good day for the Toronto Blue Jays for what Jose has meant to this organization and the impact he’s had on us winning” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, January 20, 2017 7:57:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “But what I would say in addition to that is Jose at [36] years old had one of his worst years in eight years and that’s a tough thing for a free agent of that age,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, January 20, 2017 7:57:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Мартин Бут ) : “He really wanted to be here,” “I don’t know exactly what deals he turned down, I don’t know exactly how much money he walked away from. But I would guess that he did” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, January 20, 2017 7:57:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Jose Bautista ) : “We’re excited about Jose as a right fielder,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, January 20, 2017 7:57:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Jose Bautista ) : "We're excited about Jose as a right-fielder," "We're also excited about his willingness to play multiple positions. He's extremely open-minded about that" External link

CBC Friday, January 20, 2017 1:08:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "I'm optimistic we're going to be able to rely on him," External link

CBC Friday, January 20, 2017 1:08:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We have a lot of confidence he's in a good position physically," External link

CBC Friday, January 20, 2017 1:08:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Jose Bautista ) : "We're excited about Jose as a right-fielder," "We're also excited about his willingness to play multiple positions. He's extremely open-minded about that" External link

CBC Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:03:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "I'm optimistic we're going to be able to rely on him," External link

CBC Thursday, January 19, 2017 11:03:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Jose Bautista ) : "We're excited about Jose as a right-fielder," "We're also excited about his willingness to play multiple positions. He's extremely open-minded about that" External link

CBC Thursday, January 19, 2017 9:03:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "I'm optimistic we're going to be able to rely on him," External link

CBC Thursday, January 19, 2017 9:03:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Because Morales is here, we ... feel like we will be in a position to be more opportunistic later in the off-season,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, December 3, 2016 5:58:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Edwin Encarnacion ) : “Two guys that do similar things is less than ideal for a team and money has been spent,” “So it doesn’t make it impossible but it certainly made it less likely. We realized that the day we made the move and we talked to Edwin about that as well” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, December 2, 2016 4:27:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "He's recovering well and feeling great," "We're expecting him to have a full recovery" External link

CBC Saturday, November 19, 2016 4:53:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "There are different opportunities, and different alternatives that present themselves when what happened with Kendrys Morales, we felt like we had a deal that we liked and a player that we wanted to acquire and it made our team better," External link

CBC Saturday, November 19, 2016 4:53:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "So the offensive consistency, the power, the fact that he's been in big ball parks, and still been very productive, the ability to play first, he can also go to the outfield, and the impact he's had on clubhouses and baseball environments is very well-regarded," External link

CBC Saturday, November 19, 2016 4:53:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "For Loudes, for Kendrys as well, for most Cuban players that I have interacted with in my professional life, it's always emotional because of what it means for their family, for what it means leaving their country and the potential of not being together for some time," "That is always a very emotional departure, and whether or not it's on a plane or on a boat, it varies for every individual" External link

CBC Saturday, November 19, 2016 4:53:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins dijo : “Todo sigue igual que cuando llegué” External link

diariolibre-en Thursday, November 10, 2016 12:08:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "Those guys have had very good careers, have always hit right-handed and left-handed pitchers, and have been a huge part of this organization's success, especially in the last couple of years," External link

CBC Tuesday, October 25, 2016 1:20:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "They would definitely be priorities for us, and we'll look to do everything that we can to take advantage of that window," "That's plenty of time to potentially work something out if it's realistic on both ends" External link

CBC Tuesday, October 25, 2016 1:20:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're still working through that one," "It's not quite as clear" External link

CBC Tuesday, October 25, 2016 1:20:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We're fortunate that we have five starting pitchers returning that we feel good about because that area of the market seems to not quite as strong as some other areas," "The areas that we are going to be looking to fill, there seem to be some numbers there" External link

CBC Tuesday, October 25, 2016 1:20:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "He's obviously a special player, he's integral to this team. You can't prepare to lose a player of that calibre and level," External link

CBC Thursday, September 15, 2016 1:13:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "He's obviously a special player, he's integral to this team. You can't prepare to lose a player of that calibre and level," External link

CBC Wednesday, September 14, 2016 8:58:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Edwin Encarnacion ) : "If you guys want to talk baseball and how good of a player he is, I'm happy to talk about that," "But that is a very personal issue that I'm not going to get involved with. He's been a great teammate, a great person to work with, and we fully support Edwin and will continue to" External link

CBC Wednesday, August 24, 2016 2:36:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “There’s so many pieces to that puzzle that are really complicated because of alternatives, because of the risk, because of timing,” “So it’s really challenging from a logistical standpoint” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, August 13, 2016 7:00:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “Obviously when you lose one of the best players in the game that’s a tough blow to the team,” External link

theglobeandmail Thursday, August 11, 2016 6:57:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told ( about Francisco Liriano ) : “The biggest thing is input from different people after something was more concrete, or closer to it, and the fact that Francisco Liriano was so open to everything,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, August 5, 2016 8:28:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “That’s the question, that’s what we’re focused on, and what we’re trying not to do is paint ourselves into a corner,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, August 5, 2016 8:28:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told ( about Aaron Sanchez ) : “We feel like with this, transitioning him [Sanchez] to a relief role will be the best thing for us being in Game 7 of the World Series,” External link

theglobeandmail Friday, August 5, 2016 8:28:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins told : “What I think is the most likely scenario is that he stays in the rotation for some time to come,” External link

680news Friday, August 5, 2016 5:40:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I think what changed for us, a couple of things: input from more people, one of those people being Francisco Liriano, who was open to anything and everything,” “That opened things up for us to think about things differently. And then talking to Aaron about it and how strongly he felt about staying in the rotation, that fortunately we’re in a situation where we’re able to do it” External link

680news Friday, August 5, 2016 5:40:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Aaron Sanchez ) : “I think what we’re going to do is really try to work with Aaron to give this team the best chance to win,” External link

680news Friday, August 5, 2016 5:40:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “I think his experience and talent, what he’s accomplished his entire career, we feel like it gives us a chance to have someone that could be pitching in Game 2 or 3 or 4 in a World Series run,” “The fact he’s been there before in a playoff chase, pitched in a major playoff game, and still has very good stuff. We’re hopeful that if we get him back to just close to where he was then it’s better than our alternative” External link

680news Tuesday, August 2, 2016 3:46:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Aaron Sanchez ) : “A big part of Aaron is we feel like with transitioning him to a relief role will be the best thing for us being in a Game 7 of the World Series,” External link

680news Tuesday, August 2, 2016 3:46:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : “The other opportunity of adding prospects just presented itself, not our sole focus,” External link

680news Tuesday, August 2, 2016 3:46:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said ( about Melvin Upton Jr ) : "What attracted us to (Upton) was several things: the defence at all three positions, speed, base-running, base-stealer, power, versatility and depth," "So I feel great about some of the pieces in the minor leagues, but adding him to our major-league team now and having another year of control seemed to make sense for us" External link

CBC Wednesday, July 27, 2016 4:50:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "We feel much more protected now than we did yesterday," External link

CBC Wednesday, July 27, 2016 4:50:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "What attracted us to him was several things," "The defense at all three positions, speed, base-running, base-stealer, power, versatility and depth" External link

daytondailynews Wednesday, July 27, 2016 3:43:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "It would likely take an injury for him to turn into an everyday outfielder with us," External link

daytondailynews Wednesday, July 27, 2016 3:43:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "What attracted us to him was several things," "The defense at all three positions, speed, base-running, base-stealer, power, versatility and depth" External link

daytondailynews Wednesday, July 27, 2016 2:40:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "It would likely take an injury for him to turn into an everyday outfielder with us," External link

daytondailynews Wednesday, July 27, 2016 2:40:00 AM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "What attracted us to him was several things," "The defense at all three positions, speed, base-running, base-stealer, power, versatility and depth" External link

daytondailynews Tuesday, July 26, 2016 10:56:00 PM EAT

Ross Atkins said : "It would likely take an injury for him to turn into an everyday outfielder with us," External link

daytondailynews Tuesday, July 26, 2016 10:56:00 PM EAT



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Mark Shapiro said ( about Ross Atkins ) : “Simply put, Ross makes the Blue Jays better. I am extremely pleased that he will continue leading our baseball operations group during this exciting era for our players, staff, and most importantly, our fans, as we move closer to building a sustainable championship contender for years to come,” External link

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Jake Buxton said ( about Ross Atkins ) : "Ross has an affiliation with the club, having played 50 games here, and he jumped at the opportunity," External link

thisisderbyshire Sunday, August 16, 2020 9:59:00 AM EAT

Jake Buxton said ( about Ross Atkins ) : "Ross has an affiliation with the club, having played 50 games here, and he jumped at the opportunity," External link

burtonmail Sunday, August 16, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Jake Buxton said ( about Ross Atkins ) : "Ross has an affiliation with the club, having played 50 games here, and he jumped at the opportunity," External link

derbytelegraph Sunday, August 16, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Scott Boras said ( about Ross Atkins ) : “There’s not a week that went by that Ross wasn’t calling,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, December 28, 2019 4:11:00 AM EAT

Scott Boras said ( about Ross Atkins ) : “There’s not a week that went by that Ross wasn’t calling,” External link

click2houston Saturday, December 28, 2019 3:43:00 AM EAT

Scott Boras said ( about Ross Atkins ) : “There’s not a week that went by that Ross wasn’t calling,” External link

usaToday Saturday, December 28, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Mark Shapiro said ( about Ross Atkins ) : “Clearly pitching is probably the area where we’ll spend the bulk of our resources, maybe some bullpen pieces as well,” “Other than that, position-player wise we likely have good alternatives that we need to give opportunities to continue to play. But (general manager Ross Atkins) and I will comment on that more once we have another couple of months of baseball under our belts” External link

cknw Friday, August 9, 2019 12:35:00 AM EAT

Mark Shapiro said ( about Ross Atkins ) : "Clearly pitching is probably the area where we'll spend the bulk of our resources, maybe some bullpen pieces as well," "Other than that, position-player wise we likely have good alternatives that we need to give opportunities to continue to play. But (general manager Ross Atkins) and I will comment on that more once we have another couple of months of baseball under our belts" External link

barrie Friday, August 9, 2019 12:25:00 AM EAT

Mark Shapiro said ( about Ross Atkins ) : “Clearly pitching is probably the area where we’ll spend the bulk of our resources, maybe some bullpen pieces as well,” “Other than that, position-player wise we likely have good alternatives that we need to give opportunities to continue to play. But (general manager Ross Atkins) and I will comment on that more once we have another couple of months of baseball under our belts” External link

globalnews Friday, August 9, 2019 12:12:00 AM EAT

Michael Saunders said ( about Ross Atkins ) : “I have spoken to Ross Atkins, the general manager, numerous times on the phone. No negotiations, just staying in touch and we both expressed our desire to stay in Toronto,” External link

timescolonist Wednesday, November 9, 2016 10:00:00 AM EAT