Joe Maddon

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Joe Maddon said : “I’m not arguing against analytics and information,” “I’m arguing against the methods and the imposition with coaches. Because at the point it is right now … every day we’d get ready for the game and Perry and Alex would come in and they would start talking about how I should use the bullpen that night. Like I haven’t done that for the last 40 years. When you do that, when these people do that, the game becomes cloudy. You’re in the dugout, you know what you’d like to do. But these people have come downstairs prior to the game, and they load you with stuff that’s not necessarily helpful” External link

dailynews Tuesday, September 6, 2022 10:07:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s like, once that happened, I dissolved my affiliation with them,” External link

dailynews Sunday, August 21, 2022 12:49:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The infrastructure needs to be improved. There’s a lot of things that need to be improved there,” External link

dailynews Sunday, August 21, 2022 12:49:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "When people keep blaming the dugout for a lot of the things they're seeing, they need to understand they shouldn't be doing that," "Because the manager has so many voices in the back of his head by the time the game begins, it's not his game like it had been. It's absolutely the front office's game" External link

irishsun Saturday, August 20, 2022 10:18:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "The infrastructure needs to be improved. There's a lot of things that need to be improved there," "These guys can't do it alone, obviously. It's the non-sexy stuff that has to get better. It's not just bright, shiny objects -- they have that" External link

irishsun Saturday, August 20, 2022 10:18:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "It's like, once that happened, I dissolved my affiliation with them," "There's no emotion anymore. There's no anything. It's like to me they don't even exist, organizationally" External link

irishsun Saturday, August 20, 2022 10:18:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "When people keep blaming the dugout for a lot of the things they're seeing, they need to understand they shouldn't be doing that," "Because the manager has so many voices in the back of his head by the time the game begins, it's not his game like it had been. It's absolutely the front office's game" External link

longbeachstar Saturday, August 20, 2022 9:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "The infrastructure needs to be improved. There's a lot of things that need to be improved there," "These guys can't do it alone, obviously. It's the non-sexy stuff that has to get better. It's not just bright, shiny objects -- they have that" External link

longbeachstar Saturday, August 20, 2022 9:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "It's like, once that happened, I dissolved my affiliation with them," "There's no emotion anymore. There's no anything. It's like to me they don't even exist, organizationally" External link

longbeachstar Saturday, August 20, 2022 9:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s young, he’s learning,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, July 27, 2022 5:09:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s young, he’s learning,” External link

denverpost Wednesday, July 27, 2022 4:35:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The more we go to the left regarding analytics and become extreme with that, it’s just gonna lose its appeal completely,” External link

denverpost Sunday, June 12, 2022 12:01:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The more we go to the left regarding analytics and become extreme with that, it’s just gonna lose its appeal completely,” External link

denverpost Saturday, June 11, 2022 5:51:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon told : “It’s been kind of difficult overall,” External link

forbes Wednesday, June 8, 2022 9:50:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon told : “Of course I want to manage,” External link

forbes Wednesday, June 8, 2022 9:50:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon told : “It’s just one of those things you go through,” External link

forbes Wednesday, June 8, 2022 9:50:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon told : “A little bit. Actually, a lot,” External link

denverpost Wednesday, June 8, 2022 6:51:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon told : “A little bit. Actually, a lot,” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 8, 2022 6:14:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon told : “A little bit. Actually, a lot,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, June 8, 2022 5:29:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I understand if you’re an Angels fan, nobody’s happy,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, June 8, 2022 1:53:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "I still think he's trending in the right direction," External link

longbeachstar Tuesday, June 7, 2022 7:12:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "We're missing some guys that really make the lineup look different," "There's not as much protection, and we went through the same thing last year. We've got to figure out the right combination of things and work it out from there" External link

longbeachstar Tuesday, June 7, 2022 7:12:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I obviously think we’re playing hard. We're not winning games right now,” External link

wcvb Tuesday, June 7, 2022 1:49:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “which is still one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. … Things like this can change on a dime,” “If you give up mentally it can’t happen, and that’s the message” External link

dailynews Tuesday, June 7, 2022 7:03:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Most of the time when it comes to working with the hitters, I give my message to Jeremy (Reed), Paulie (Sorrento) or John (Mallee),” External link

dailynews Tuesday, June 7, 2022 7:03:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “That doesn’t bother his injury, so he was out there taking ground balls,” “There’s really no strong sense of when he’s going to be able to be back” External link

dailynews Tuesday, June 7, 2022 7:03:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Not denigrating anybody else, but those two guys really lengthen our lineup,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, June 7, 2022 7:03:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Just get him up here and turn him loose a little bit and see if he can help us,” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, June 5, 2022 8:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Hopefully it’s just going to be minimal time,” “It didn’t indicate to me conversationally it’s going to be more than that, but you never know” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, June 5, 2022 8:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I want to be absolutely honest with you guys,” “I’m being honest by saying if I knew I wouldn’t tell you” External link

dailynews Sunday, June 5, 2022 2:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s something I really like about him,” “I like his arm. I think last night, reviewing it, it was just too much middle middle” External link

dailynews Sunday, June 5, 2022 2:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s something definitely that we think will make a difference as he fixes it,” External link

dailynews Saturday, June 4, 2022 2:27:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Mike Trout ) : “I just think he might be trying to take the whole team on his back a little bit too much,” “I want him to just be Mike Trout. Go play” External link

dailynews Saturday, June 4, 2022 2:27:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “They’re really good at reading pitchers,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 3, 2022 4:20:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We just have to be more vigilant,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 3, 2022 4:20:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "They're really good at reading pitchers," External link

japantoday Friday, June 3, 2022 3:50:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "We just have to be more vigilant," External link

japantoday Friday, June 3, 2022 3:50:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Connie Mack ) : “That’s very clear in my head,” “Connie Mack Stadium. Shibe Park. I’m a big fan of that old ballpark” External link

dailynews Thursday, June 2, 2022 8:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "You have to have one thought, I think," "Either you trust your people or you don't. Either you like your guys or you don't. I trust my guys a lot. Fortunately, we got off to a wonderful start so that you could kind of absorb a moment like this" External link

longbeachstar Thursday, June 2, 2022 12:20:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It absorbs you way too much. And the bad part about fantasy football is you start rooting for players on teams other than the team that you actually root for, and that’s when you have to stop doing it. When I started rooting against the Cardinals and when the particular player on my team’s playing, that’s when I knew I had to quit,” “And I did, about 1999, 2000, something like that” External link

virginislandsdailynews Thursday, June 2, 2022 11:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We’re playing the long game,” “By the end of the season, Brandon is going to play in more games than he’s ever played” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, June 2, 2022 2:35:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We’re playing the long game,” “By the end of the season, Brandon is going to play in more games than he’s ever played” External link

dailynews Thursday, June 2, 2022 1:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s one of those situations you can’t jump to conclusions, I don’t think,” “You just be patient you trust the guy and get him ready for his next start” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 1, 2022 6:14:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “You have to have one thought, I think,” “Either you trust your people or you don’t. Either you like your guys or you don’t. I trust my guys. I trust my guys a lot. Fortunately, we got off to a wonderful start so that you could kind of absorb a moment like this. When you get off to a really bad start moments like this could be devastating. So that’s it. Either you trust your guys or you don’t, and I trust my guys” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 1, 2022 6:14:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think his whole game is accelerating,” “He’s young. He’s really young and he’s really raw but he’s really good. The more we get him out there, the more this game is going to smoothen out” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 1, 2022 2:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think his whole game is accelerating,” “He’s young. He’s really young and he’s really raw but he’s really good. The more we get him out there, the more this game is going to smoothen out” External link

dailynews Wednesday, June 1, 2022 1:48:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’m telling you, the offense is going to keep coming on,” “If you’re enjoying the defense, just be patient. The offense is going to show up” External link

dailynews Monday, May 30, 2022 7:31:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "He wants to pitch into the ninth inning and I know that," External link

longbeachstar Sunday, May 29, 2022 3:36:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "For my money, when he has his fastball command he should normally be pitching into the seventh, eighth and ninth inning," External link

longbeachstar Sunday, May 29, 2022 3:36:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s just not been out there often enough probably, no spring training limited time in the minor leagues,” “He did not have good jumps on the ball. The way he fumbled the last one was an issue also” External link

dailynews Sunday, May 29, 2022 11:00:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Just imagine, when Taylor’s in there, when Anthony’s in, and you start lining those names up, it’s kind of fun,” “Everybody gets in their right spot and you send that lineup over and the other team looks at it and they can’t decide who they can’t pitch to. They gotta pitch to everybody because everybody’s good” External link

eagletribune Sunday, May 29, 2022 10:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “You need that length in your lineup,” “You need your guys to be there. In the meantime, you have to be creative. That’s what we’re trying to do right now…It’s part of the long season” External link

eagletribune Sunday, May 29, 2022 10:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Nobody’s speaking to me specifically that he’s gotten better or worse on defense,” “I just keep hearing how well he’s been hitting. Jo’s time is going to come. I’ve said it a million times. I really like this guy a lot. I like his ways a lot. I like him. I like his personality. I like his makeup a lot. You just can’t microwave everything. It’s a patient process. When he gets here the next time, you want him to be able to stay here” External link

dailynews Sunday, May 29, 2022 4:58:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s not going to happen anytime soon,” External link

dailynews Sunday, May 29, 2022 4:58:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "He has a stiff back, but it's nothing serious, so I didn't want to push him right there," External link

longbeachstar Saturday, May 28, 2022 5:10:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He just wasn’t as sharp as he can be,” “The velocity was not that at that high number it’s been recently. The splitter was great at some times and other times not so good. None of his pitches were consistent tonight. I think that’s what he’s going to tell you. Sometimes they’re really good and other times they were not. It was just not his best night” External link

dailynews Friday, May 27, 2022 8:23:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It looked like he could have probably made that,” External link

dailynews Friday, May 27, 2022 8:23:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We had plenty of opportunities early and a little bit there at the end too,” “We just failed to hit with the runner in scoring position when we needed to, but we will. And they hit home runs against us tonight. I like the effort. I have no doubt with our guys that we’re gonna stay to stay there to the very end” External link

dailynews Friday, May 27, 2022 8:23:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s still a threat of him getting the big hit,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, May 27, 2022 4:20:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I want us to get to the point where we can send the second baseman out there almost to shake hands with him,” “Just hand him the ball. I would take that” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, May 27, 2022 4:20:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “This stuff is borderline where he had been,” “It’s just a matter of more precise execution. Maybe more opportunity was a part of it too. He’s still good. There’s a chance he may come back to us somehow. I doubt it. I like the guy a lot. He’s been here for several years now, did some really good work” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, May 27, 2022 4:20:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Taylor Ward ) : "Shohei loves to hit when he pitches," "He really believes he can influence the game, and I think he can, too. So until Ward is really ready to come back or Shohei absolutely needs a day off, we'll just stay with it the way it is" External link

eagletribune Thursday, May 26, 2022 10:05:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s still young and I don’t think he executed as well the next game as he did the no-hitter game,” “Knowing when to throw the breaking balls for strikes, and knowing when it should start as a strike and end as a ball – that’s when he’s got it all” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, May 26, 2022 7:56:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s up to the individual group, how they want to create their analytical department and what they perceive to be important,” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, May 26, 2022 6:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Taylor Ward ) : “Shohei loves to hit when he pitches,” “I believe he can, too. Until Ward’s really ready to come back or if Shohei absolutely needs a day off, we’ll just stay with the way it is” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, May 26, 2022 6:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Noah Syndergaard ) : “Noah’s always the same guy,” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, May 25, 2022 7:23:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I haven’t ruled that out, but Shohei is a pretty good DH too,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, May 25, 2022 4:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I like that idea, but I don’t think it’s reasonable to ask him right now,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, May 25, 2022 4:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “For right now we like to pitching the way it is,” “And I’m OK with the lesser bench in order to keep more pitching. I’m a believer in that” External link

dailynews Wednesday, May 25, 2022 4:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s been a big part of it,” “I think we recognize that here. I don’t think maybe on a national scope it’s understood. Our defense is probably the biggest reason why we’re in this position right now” External link

dailynews Monday, May 23, 2022 10:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I knew he’s working a lot at it,” External link

dailynews Monday, May 23, 2022 10:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Our ability to be in the right spot and catch the ball and complete plays has been the most fun part of this whole thing for me,” External link

dailynews Monday, May 23, 2022 10:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I don’t think it’s by any means an anomaly,” “These guys are capable of doing that stuff often and more consistently. When you have a game like tonight, of course the confidence soars” External link

dailynews Sunday, May 22, 2022 9:03:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We just have to be a little bit more assertive in the strike zone,” “It’s something that we’ve emphasized from the beginning of the year, and we just have to do a better job of that. The prep is great. The work is outstanding. It’s just up to us to make the adjustment” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, May 21, 2022 8:49:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We’ve just got to really do better offensively against them,” “We pitched well, and they pitched well. Bleeding into last year, a lot of our issues with them were that we did not hit them. That’s the primary issue we have playing that team” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, May 21, 2022 8:49:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I thought he threw the ball well again,” “The home run got him at the end, a couple of them did, but I like the aggressive nature. I like the stuff. He’s very confident. Seeing him repeatedly in a short amount of time probably helped them a little bit, but he still attacked and actually I thought he pitched really well” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, May 21, 2022 8:49:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Anybody that came up and scouted for the first time would look up the middle and say who’s that,” External link

dailynews Saturday, May 21, 2022 4:24:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think he looks better, I think his game’s matured a bit,” “That’s the best way to describe it” External link

dailynews Saturday, May 21, 2022 4:24:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I know we had that little miscommunication on the ground ball the other day but overall, I think there’s a higher level of maturity to his game,” “It’s slowed down a little bit. It’s not as quick. Some really good at-bats. Good at-bats and good moments” External link

dailynews Saturday, May 21, 2022 4:24:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We will get our bullpen right,” “I have a lot of faith in these guys. It’s been a very difficult moment. We could have also scored more runs, so it’s not always about the pitching” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 19, 2022 7:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We got the right guys coming up to add on,” “You really want to add on as a visiting club with the new rule, the runner at second base. So that was all there for us. We just did not take advantage of that” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 19, 2022 7:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “When you’re a great closer like he is, you’re gonna run into some bumps,” “Look around the league. Other guys have gone through the same thing. He just needs our support and he’ll get that” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 19, 2022 7:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Even though we’ve had one day off, with the doubleheader (on Saturday) our games played in the number of days is pretty heavy right now, and he’s played most of them,” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 19, 2022 3:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The guy’s got a good mound presence and attitude and stuff,” “Here’s my stuff. I’m not going to mess around. I’m not going to try to trick you. … That’s what I’ve got with the guy, and I love it. I don’t think it’s going to bother him where he’s pitching or who he’s pitching against” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, May 18, 2022 3:58:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We’re looking forward to playing deep into the season and into the playoffs and the World Series at the end of October,” “The more rest you can build up now, it’s going to pay dividends at the end” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, May 18, 2022 3:58:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I just look for bumps in self-confidence,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, May 17, 2022 7:59:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “An individual achievement like that is awesome within our game, especially for a young guy,” “It validates what you’re doing and could take you to another level. … It’s something that actually I think could bolster his confidence even more. The combination of pitching a complete game and a no-hitter, receiving an award like this, I just look for bumps in self-confidence” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, May 17, 2022 3:17:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s good to give our guys a little bit of a break,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, May 17, 2022 3:17:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “His batting practice is pretty impressive,” “He’s not tall (5-foot-9), but it’s hard to be stronger than him. That (homer) did not surprise any of us. He’s going to do that more often than you think. As he gains more confidence, it’s just about him identifying or understanding what he does best in the strike zone. Zero in on that and not give pitchers breaks by swinging at elevation and stuff in the dirt. Once he creates a finite strike zone, he can be pretty good” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, May 15, 2022 10:41:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s just a cumulative kind of thing for me,” “Everything’s interconnected. It’s never in a vacuum. It’s never in a bubble. So just try to stay with the plan, give the appropriate rest. It’s still May. I do believe that you reap the benefits in August and September if you take care of people right now” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, May 14, 2022 11:10:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon added : “Getting through the sixth was big because it set up our bullpen perfectly,” “I believe he [Silseth] can pitch like that often. He’s a strike-thrower with good stuff. Good fastball, really good splitter, nice little slider. So a great first impression” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, May 14, 2022 11:00:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "He's very good, very composed," "He was not fazed by anything. I like that about him" External link

longbeachstar Saturday, May 14, 2022 3:51:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "Putting guys in different situations is always about trust," "The more people that gain your trust, the better chance you have of staying strong all year" External link

longbeachstar Friday, May 13, 2022 2:12:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “When you create soft contact, your defense gets bigger,” “So that’s what I saw last night” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 12, 2022 1:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “You get efficient, early-count outs, you get 100 pitches in the eighth or ninth inning all the time,” “I love it. It’s more of an artistic form of playing the game. It’s not blunt. It’s not just trying to spin the ball at the top of the zone as hard as you can. Guys that pitch like that legitimately have a chance to pitch for a while” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 12, 2022 1:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “A lot of little things going on,” “Just give him a break today and then I think we’re gonna reap the benefits” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 12, 2022 1:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Just for your body looseness and flexibility, taking some swings on the other side can help you on your regular side,” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 12, 2022 1:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He had a much better mound presence tonight. He just looked and felt the part,” “Hopefully we are going to get a lot of residue of that in the future, because he’s capable of that. Maybe not of no-hitters, I’m just saying that’s how he should pitch. That’s what he should look like more often” External link

suntimes Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Austin Romine ) : “I’m a big fan of both of these guys,” “You saw Wallach (Monday) night. Look at his feet, he’s got great feet. His at-bats are good; the guy’s not an out. Romine, same thing, great defensive presence and his hitting has improved also” External link

dailynews Wednesday, May 11, 2022 3:41:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "He has booked better. I mean, when the ball is going on left center, he just been a little bit underneath everything and now the angles have gotten better off the bat. If we could keep them right there for the next several months," External link

foxnews Tuesday, May 10, 2022 2:24:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I like what he’s doing right now,” “He’s fulfilled his role as good as anybody right now” External link

dailynews Tuesday, May 10, 2022 3:58:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s always a chance when a guy comes up, there’s different things we can do,” “When a kid comes up like that and there’s a crack in the window, in the door, it could happen. Go put your best foot out there and force us to do something. I always want players to do that” External link

dailynews Saturday, May 7, 2022 6:46:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "I hope you don't start taking that for granted, like it's old hat," "It's just so unusual. It's otherworldly on this level of the game" External link

longbeachstar Friday, May 6, 2022 3:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Michael Lorenzen ) : “I said to someone ‘Go get Lorenzen,’ and they said ‘Well, he’s on a plane,’” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, May 5, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Just part of his program to get ready for a start,” “We have a couple of guys that have like really different kinds of programs. And I don’t interfere with it. I’m good with it. He might have to walk on the beach. I have no idea” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, May 5, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Michael Lorenzen ) : “I said to someone ‘Go get Lorenzen,’ and they said ‘Well, he’s on a plane,’” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 5, 2022 8:12:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Just part of his program to get ready for a start,” “We have a couple of guys that have like really different kinds of programs. And I don’t interfere with it. I’m good with it. He might have to walk on the beach. I have no idea” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 5, 2022 8:12:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “How many games have all these guys played in a year where they stay healthy?” “Normally it’s not 162. So if you could get guys off their feet, let baseball dictate to you the right time to give somebody a break. Give them a break. I like it” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 5, 2022 1:52:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "I thought we played great. I thought our defense was outstanding and we pitched well," "Normally you win games like that. I have a ton of faith in our offense, so (after) a game like that, you just take a shower, go home and come back the next day. ... We have to figure out a way to beat (good pitching)" External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, May 4, 2022 6:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "We're just going to wait a day or two to figure that out," External link

longbeachstar Tuesday, May 3, 2022 7:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "We actually pitched really well (Monday)," External link

longbeachstar Tuesday, May 3, 2022 7:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “To push him right now doesn’t seem like the right thing to do,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, May 3, 2022 2:50:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “To push him right now doesn’t seem like the right thing to do,” External link

click2houston Tuesday, May 3, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "We're going to wait a day or two to figure that out. He's feeling pretty good today," External link

longbeachstar Monday, May 2, 2022 10:53:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “To push him right now just doesn’t seem like the right thing to do,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, May 2, 2022 10:12:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We’re just going to wait a day or two to figure that out,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, May 2, 2022 10:12:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “To push him right now just doesn’t seem like the right thing to do,” External link

dailynews Monday, May 2, 2022 9:18:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We’re just going to wait a day or two to figure that out,” External link

dailynews Monday, May 2, 2022 9:18:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think he’s gonna be a very good major league pitcher and he’s going to be a big part of our success this year,” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, May 1, 2022 8:36:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "They're giving you flashes right now," "We need to get their feet on the ground to the point where they can compete in really tight games and meaningful times of the year. ... That has to be nurtured. I don't expect it overnight. You don't turn battleships on a dime" External link

longbeachstar Sunday, May 1, 2022 10:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Overall I thought he took a step forward today,” “Without getting too specific, there are other things he needs to do a little bit better. I talked to him even after after the game. I know (pitching coach Matt Wise) will throw it in there and so will (bullpen coach Dom Chiti). I have a lot of confidence in the kid. I think he’s gonna be a very good major-league pitcher and he’s gonna be a big part of our success this year. Sometimes you have to stay with people, especially if you believe in them” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, May 1, 2022 4:19:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It does make it more problematic,” External link

dailynews Saturday, April 30, 2022 10:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “take care of Fletch’s leg a little bit,” External link

dailynews Saturday, April 30, 2022 10:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "I have a lot of faith in the guy. I think he'll figure things out," "I think he'll make any kind of adjustment necessary" External link

longbeachstar Saturday, April 30, 2022 10:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He just didn’t feel well today coming out here, and we just had to call an audible,” External link

dailynews Saturday, April 30, 2022 2:17:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Noah Syndergaard ) : “You want to pop (Syndergaard) in there when he’s ready,” “Let’s just wait till after (Saturday). See what happens. If he’s well and it pours tomorrow and we go two on Sunday, then it answers its own questions” External link

dailynews Saturday, April 30, 2022 2:17:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about David Fletcher ) : “I think the biggest thing is just to readjust to how he’s being pitched,” “Fletcher actually is really good when he pulls the ball. He’s one of those guys. … I have a lot of faith in the guy. I think he’ll figure things out. I think he’ll make any kind of adjustment necessary” External link

dailynews Saturday, April 30, 2022 2:17:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’d like to see them being dynamic, being able to bunt – not only for a sacrifice but for a hit,” “You have to understand what that does to the psyche of the other team also. It really does. As Velazquez gets better at (bunting), we’ll use him even more with it. Wade’s the guy who knows what he’s doing there” External link

dailynews Friday, April 29, 2022 5:03:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Shohei did not have his best stuff early. He was relying too much on off-speed stuff,” “He got more aggressive on his fastball and the other pitches played better” External link

wkbn Thursday, April 28, 2022 4:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I went down to Jeremy (Reed) before the (Walsh vs. Gose) at-bat and said, ‘sometimes you’ve got to get a left-hander to get going period because he’s been struggling a little against right-handers too,’” External link

dailynews Thursday, April 28, 2022 7:39:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think that his confidence should go up,” External link

dailynews Thursday, April 28, 2022 7:39:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Health-wise he’s been running, but maybe not to his all-out abilities yet,” “We’re still checking on that. Otherwise, he’s been fine” External link

dailynews Thursday, April 28, 2022 7:39:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’m not into unwritten rules anyways,” External link

dailynews Thursday, April 28, 2022 4:32:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’m not concerned about anything except that he feels good” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, April 27, 2022 4:20:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He tries to do too much,” “If he can just stay in attack mode, that sinker is outstanding, the changeup is outstanding. I think as a starter he’s just trying to figure out, what should I do out here. I’ve got all these weapons. I’m a great athlete. I’m always feeling strong, so how do I go about this” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, April 26, 2022 7:51:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “That’s the difference in the game,” “If anything had changed right there, I don’t know if we would have been able to hang on” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, April 26, 2022 7:51:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I just felt he’s done a great job getting on base and he’s doing it for the 7-8-9 hitters,” “I figured let’s just put him at the top. He makes the most sense to me right there right now” External link

dailynews Tuesday, April 26, 2022 3:41:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We’re very close to getting away from that,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, April 26, 2022 3:41:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We’re just trying to be careful with him right now,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, April 26, 2022 3:41:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It wasn’t necessarily pleasurable. It started out well but then we just couldn’t get that hit,” “They kept fighting back, but we hung in there until the very end” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, April 25, 2022 6:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Matt Duffy ) : “You’re right — how do you get better if you don’t do it?” “But then you have Matt Duffy or Jack Mayfield sitting on the bench. Isn’t it a wiser thing to do, in the short term, (to play them)? Jared will keep getting better with it. He’ll still get opportunities. But right now, we have the right personnel mix” External link

eagletribune Saturday, April 23, 2022 9:49:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "The pop is real, the ball off the bat is real; he's a really big part of what we're doing," "Jackie plays that way. If you look at his minor-league numbers, they were good. It's not like this is a surprise. He is a classic example of somebody needing an opportunity" External link

longbeachstar Friday, April 22, 2022 5:42:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s so dedicated to becoming the best outfielder he can become right now,” “That’s what you’re seeing, him challenging himself to really improve his defense” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, April 21, 2022 2:13:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s so dedicated to becoming the best outfielder he can become right now,” “That’s what you’re seeing, him challenging himself to really improve his defense” External link

dailynews Thursday, April 21, 2022 1:33:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Although he made a lot of progress from yesterday till today, let’s wait for the night to be concluded,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, April 20, 2022 2:59:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He was pulling a lot of his pitches,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, April 20, 2022 2:59:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "I don't know yet. He's sore," "His hand is sore. It's in an awkward spot. That's truly the old day-to-day situation" External link

longbeachstar Tuesday, April 19, 2022 3:38:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "He had a ton of tickets out there and he's not feeling good about that either," External link

longbeachstar Tuesday, April 19, 2022 3:38:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I thought we started out really well,” “We did a lot of things again tonight. We just could not hold them back towards the end, obviously, but I like the way we came out. We’re missing a couple of key players, however. I like the way we played” External link

dailynews Tuesday, April 19, 2022 7:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s got a ton of tickets out there today,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, April 19, 2022 2:32:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "I just decided, let's get it looked at, get some ice on it and get you back sooner," External link

arkansasonline Monday, April 18, 2022 10:45:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "I just decided, let’s get it looked at, get some ice on it and get you back sooner," External link

foxnews Monday, April 18, 2022 6:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It was just another game where everybody contributed,” “And that’s the fun part about when you win a series like this and everybody feels a part of it. It makes a difference” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, April 18, 2022 1:56:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "He'll play as often as he can," "It depends on who the other (corner) outfielder is if he's in right or left. That's still up for debate. But I want his bat out there as often as we can" External link

longbeachstar Sunday, April 17, 2022 9:17:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “His home run was a big at-bat at the time, getting the extra runs,” External link

japantoday Sunday, April 17, 2022 9:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There will be ways to get everybody in,” External link

dailynews Sunday, April 17, 2022 2:37:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The balk’s what really hurt,” “The balk made it a two-run moment as opposed to a one-run moment, which I was perfectly happy with” External link

taipeitimes Saturday, April 16, 2022 8:29:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s starting to do Shohei things again,” External link

taipeitimes Saturday, April 16, 2022 8:29:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Corey Seager ) : "I thought by walking Seager there, of course, just trying to stay out of a big blow," External link

foxnews Saturday, April 16, 2022 8:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “His command wasn’t as sharp. He started out with a good velocity. Then that came down a bit, but an 0-2 grand slam from a No. 9 hitter on one of his best pitches is really unusual,” “He wasn’t on top of this game. It’s going to happen” External link

buffalonews Friday, April 15, 2022 7:57:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "His command wasn’t as sharp. He started out with a good velocity. Then that came down a bit, but an 0-2 grand slam from a No. 9 hitter on one of his best pitches is really unusual," "He wasn’t on top of this game. It’s going to happen" External link

foxnews Friday, April 15, 2022 3:54:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s going to want to play,” “We appreciate that about him. He’s tough” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, April 13, 2022 2:30:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s just underneath some pitches that I thought he was squaring up,” “He could hit a breaking ball over those rocks. He can really crush a breaking ball. I think from what I saw some were just a little too wide. He has to narrow it down and get them over the plate a little bit. If he catches a strike breaking ball, it’s going to go really far” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, April 12, 2022 6:20:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The thing about guys bunting that don’t normally bunt, it always seems better when they decide to do it on their own, as opposed to getting a sign. Getting a sign has a tendency to tighten people up,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, April 12, 2022 6:20:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon told : “Don’t be deceived. We’re very close to Houston,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, April 11, 2022 6:09:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s a big man with long levers, and he’s a strike-thrower,” “He’s a pitcher, he’s not out there just throwing. He’s not primal at all. I think that sustains him, and I think that’s why it could be good for years to come, because he’s not just living and dying on velocity” External link

eagletribune Saturday, April 9, 2022 10:25:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We didn’t have the same bullpen (as on Opening Day),” “We tried to piece it together that way, and it just did not want to work. They got us” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, April 9, 2022 9:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I thought he did everything right,” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, April 9, 2022 9:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Jose Rojas ) : “I’m going to get them all out there,” “For today, I’m going to get Cookie (Rojas) out there. He, among all the group, is probably having as good of at-bats as anybody there in camp” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, April 9, 2022 4:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s really no strong reason behind it,” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, April 9, 2022 4:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “That’s why we needed to have 10 (relievers), to really make sure we have enough to cover,” “That’s just the way it works right now. You might find a matchup you don’t like because of that. That’s the way it’s going to roll for a little bit” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, April 9, 2022 4:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Shohei, once again, nothing is too big for him,” “Nothing is too quick for him. I thought he looked really good... I loved our effort. I loved everything about us today” External link

taipeitimes Friday, April 8, 2022 9:17:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "He's going to get so much better," "There's still a lot for him to learn and how to utilize what he has. There's not many guys with a curveball like that and a curveball-slider combination" External link

irishsun Friday, April 8, 2022 4:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “That’s what I think the big difference is,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 8, 2022 12:19:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "You can't get to the dance, you can't get to the last game and win it, unless you have pitching," "The teams that are in the playoffs and eventually win, their pitching staffs are always at the top of the list in all the relevant categories" External link

eagletribune Thursday, April 7, 2022 1:46:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Compared to some other things, that to me is probably the best thing that has come out so far is that device,” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, April 6, 2022 6:17:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “With the veteran guys we’ve acquired, the younger guys are going to have more time,” “With the experiences that they’ll have, I believe they’re going to be good bullpen pieces for the future too” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, April 5, 2022 7:03:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The skill level of all these guys, when you go Adell and Marsh, it’s pretty nice,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, April 5, 2022 10:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’m hoping not very long,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, April 5, 2022 6:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Texted with him after the game and said, ‘Hey, how about we do this, come out today, go through a full workout, get everything in,’” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, April 5, 2022 6:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “But that’s not to say it can’t go the other way, too,” “It’s really interesting. It’s nice depth and these are good players. We’ll figure it out after tomorrow’s game. … We’ve had some really lively conversations, which I’ve really enjoyed” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, April 5, 2022 6:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s not easy to find that guy that can excel at both arenas,” “It’s just it’s not easy to find. You see pitchers that can hit a little, but the physical toll and the mental toll that that takes, it takes a unique person. I’m sure it’s gonna happen again. I’m not saying it’s not. I don’t know you’re gonna find somebody to do it at his level in the near future” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, April 4, 2022 8:30:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I know it’s spring training, but he was getting some strikeouts tonight,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, April 4, 2022 12:37:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The Angels are pushing people out,” “Young players are pushing veteran players out. That’s a good thing when that occurs” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, April 4, 2022 6:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “As they walked out the door, that’s when they started to show how they felt,” “A little shake and shimmy on the way out the door. … The reaction is always interesting. They try not to scream. They did a good job of containing their emotions” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, April 4, 2022 6:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “You saw him a couple years ago when he came up in 2020 and where he’s at right now,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, April 4, 2022 6:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He still has several things to fight through to get better at,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, April 4, 2022 6:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s just a reflection of the ascension of some young players, it really is,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, April 4, 2022 6:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “This is the perfect opportunity to get him on the field to show us that he belongs here right now,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, April 4, 2022 6:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “All the people like me will be gone, or will not have enough influence to say anything,” “The group coming up will embrace it because they’ve been told to embrace it” External link

eagletribune Saturday, April 2, 2022 1:48:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s really a bright young man,” “He’s a baseball player. He plays a complete game. He understands the game really well. I like him. I like the energy that he plays with. Coming from New York, you know he’s played in situations where you have to perform and he gets that. There’s a lot to like there” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, April 2, 2022 12:14:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s hard to run away from a bat like that,” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, March 31, 2022 11:52:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Last year, we kept him on a team because we saw a lot of the same thing (hitting well in spring training),” “I think the difference now is he’s going to do that during the season. When he came up the second time, I thought we all saw the real talent there. The first time it might have got a little bit quick on him, but right now the guy’s a major-league hitter” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, March 31, 2022 11:52:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Jack Mayfield proved to me last year that he was a lot more than I thought,” “With the bat and in the field when he was in Houston, the way they used him, I just thought he was a Judy, just slap the ball around a little bit. Give a guy a day off because they had nobody else. But that’s not true. This guy’s really good. He’s a good defender. He’s good base runner. He’s got pop. He’s a great teammate. He’s a tough guy. Never complains… I don’t think there’d be any manager in the league that would not like to have him once you get to know everything that he can do and what he’s about. He’s good” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, March 31, 2022 11:52:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “His strike zone is really structured right now,” “He’s going to play a team game. As Mike (Trout) heats up, as Anthony (Rendon) gets hotter, the pitchers are going to come to him, but in the meantime, he’ll take his walks to set up everybody else” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, March 30, 2022 3:34:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The plan is there is no plan,” “Just like with Shohei, the plan is to react to the day. How are you feeling? What does the game look like? In between starts will be critical. Going into the next start to see if there’s any kind of a red flag. I’m a little sorer than normal, that kind of thing. But he’s eager. He’s eager to get out there. He doesn’t want any kind of restrictions on him either, which I, if I’m an athlete, I prefer working that way” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, March 29, 2022 10:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think we get too smart sometimes,” “And I told him I never want to get in the way of a player’s greatness. So go ahead and be great” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, March 29, 2022 10:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “You have to get to the playoffs first. If you’re going to be restrictive in your plan, and then you lose a couple games where you could have not been so restrictive, then all of a sudden you aren’t in the playoffs” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, March 29, 2022 10:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The guy’s a big-league player,” “Anybody that’s confused by that, don’t be confused. He’s a major-league player. He just needs opportunity. What he’s got to work on is defense, and (the coaches) have been attacking that” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, March 29, 2022 10:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He has talent at the plate,” “When you have talent at the plate, teams have a way to find a spot for you. So whatever he’s done in the minor-league level with the bat, he’s going to do on the major-league level with the bat. There’s no doubt in my mind” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, March 29, 2022 10:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s going to get faster as we go along,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, March 29, 2022 2:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s not going to be perfect from the beginning, but I thought he moved around well,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, March 29, 2022 2:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “a big part of the conversation” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 28, 2022 11:51:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “If you look at the other guys that will be on this team that’ll hit right handed, who have hit lefties very well, it might be difficult to walk away from that regardless,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 28, 2022 11:51:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s no ifs, ands or buts,” “We’ve got to be way better in our division. Getting off to a good start could make all the difference in the world. I don’t want us to wait. I don’t us to start the season in neutral” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 28, 2022 11:51:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s just tough in the sense of, of course you don’t want to see negative publicity heaped upon your group,” External link

nytimes Monday, March 28, 2022 3:27:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I was there, I knew Donnie really well,” External link

nytimes Monday, March 28, 2022 3:27:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “You don’t ever want to get in the way of someone’s greatness,” External link

nytimes Monday, March 28, 2022 3:27:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s getting there. I can’t tell you that yet. He’s young. He’s very inexperienced. Today we want to microwave stuff all the time. … I prefer that he just takes his time and understands the game completely” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 28, 2022 12:52:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon told : “Anybody can hit a homer or steal a base, but that’s the kind of at-bat that keeps you in the big leagues,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 28, 2022 12:52:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I cannot be more impressed with improvement with a young player in a very short period of time,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 28, 2022 12:52:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “His physical (hitting) mechanics have improved so much in a short amount of time you normally don’t see that,” “Combine that with he also has a really strong mental approach. He’s pretty good at organizing the strike zone and making pitchers throw the ball over the plate. He’s not a big chase guy. And you’ve seen the power” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 28, 2022 12:52:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Even on popups, just watch how he catches the ball with his feet,” “His feet are always moving. His arm has gotten better” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 28, 2022 12:52:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s very excited about it,” “Typically, he handles things with very limited emotion. Of course, he’s happy about it. He’s earned the right to do that” External link

japantimes Sunday, March 27, 2022 5:32:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon told : “There’s no playbook. There’s no set way of doing this,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, March 27, 2022 2:30:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Shohei has his own methods of doing things,” “Placekickers, punters, guys that do something different within a professional team, sometimes do things differently. There’s nobody on this whole roster that does what he does. There’s nobody in the entire industry that does what he does” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, March 27, 2022 1:11:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s been able to throw a variety of different pitches,” “He’s got great makeup. He could keep both sides of the plate off balance. He’s going to keep getting better at what he does” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, March 26, 2022 3:16:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "It was, 'Well if I have to,' something like that," External link

longbeachstar Saturday, March 26, 2022 2:53:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon told : "It's wonderful news for us," External link

longbeachstar Saturday, March 26, 2022 2:53:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Shohei has earned the right to do this,” “So there really wasn’t that much of a concern or discussion among the other names. We’ve been talking about this from the beginning. We’ve been we’ve been setting it up for this” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, March 26, 2022 12:11:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Typically he handled things with limited emotion,” “Of course, he’s happy about it. I think his response was ‘Well, if I have to.’ He’s thrilled about it. He’s earned the right to do that. It’s exciting for everybody” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, March 26, 2022 12:11:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “My expectation is the same method that we’ve employed last year,” “That’s my expectation. And that would be including him on a daily basis, or the night before, especially in regards to making those decisions. I thought it went well. So we’ll continue with that same method this year” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, March 26, 2022 12:11:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “By adding an extra day in there, I think you have the ability to keep guys well,” “And every time they pitch, they should have their maximum stuff. I think that’s the the bane of the fifth starter for years, the drop-off. If he pitches .500, we’ll take it. I’ve thought about this a lot. This is even pre-Shohei. It made more sense to me that you could find six that you like. By the time we start, we’re gonna have six that we like. I mean really like” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, March 26, 2022 12:11:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I don’t see the same stress on his face as I saw last year,” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, March 24, 2022 11:30:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think it’s probably true. It’s wonderful news for us,” External link

japantimes Wednesday, March 23, 2022 1:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s deserved based on what he’s able to do … that he is a true two-way player,” “It just makes sense. Part of it is the allure of him” External link

japantimes Wednesday, March 23, 2022 1:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “You could make the argument that he might be the only guy who actually gets to utilize that with any kind of consistency,” “If he has a bad outing, he’s able to stay in the game longer” External link

japantimes Wednesday, March 23, 2022 1:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It should be the ‘Sho Rule,’ a new definition of the show,” External link

japantimes Wednesday, March 23, 2022 1:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s wonderful news for us,” “He might be the only guy who can utilize it with any sort of consistency. From our perspective, it’s deserved based on what he can do” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, March 23, 2022 2:38:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Whatever we decide upon, there’s gonna be a lot of depth there,” “It’s very competent players. Whether it’s at short or at second base, the ability to get to baseballs, turn double plays, high intellect. I just like the way it’s shaping up. … I like what we have a lot, not a little bit” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 21, 2022 2:14:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Talk to Fletch, ‘What do you think of this?” “He says, ‘I don’t care. Just tell me where to go.’ Ask Wade the same question and he has the same answer. Ask Velazquez and he has the same answer. Ask Rengifo. There is no ego. No ‘I’ve got to play here’ or ‘I’ve got to play there.’ They are good anywhere” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 21, 2022 2:14:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “One of my thoughts about the game is to respect 90. Meaning, respect the distance of 90 feet from home plate to first,” External link

denverpost Sunday, March 20, 2022 4:25:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Anthony Rendon ) : “It’s possible Shohei could hit No. 1,” “As long as Anthony is here, that makes things different. I haven’t decided on that yet. I do like Shohei hitting No. 2, but I also like him hitting No. 1” External link

japantimes Sunday, March 20, 2022 9:05:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “They’re established – well, there is one established and there could be two established – major-league relievers,” “These are even-or-ahead guys, so you can count on them if the score is even or you’re ahead. The more of those guys you have in your bullpen, the better off you are” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, March 19, 2022 12:13:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think it makes us better in the present and it’s going to make us better in the future,” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, March 19, 2022 12:13:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “They’re established – well, there is one established and there could be two established – major-league relievers,” “These are even-or-ahead guys, so you can count on them if the score is even or you’re ahead. The more of those guys you have in your bullpen, the better off you are” External link

dailynews Friday, March 18, 2022 11:17:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think it makes us better in the present and it’s going to make us better in the future,” External link

dailynews Friday, March 18, 2022 11:17:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s hard to imagine he’s going to do more this year than he did last year,” “I’ll take a repeat performance, adding maybe several more innings as a pitcher. But he’s just a different animal. He’s a good man that happens to be a really good baseball player” External link

click2houston Wednesday, March 16, 2022 3:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "It’s hard to imagine he’s going to do more this year than he did last year," "I’ll take a repeat performance, adding maybe several more innings as a pitcher. But he’s just a different animal. He’s a good man that happens to be a really good baseball player" External link

foxnews Wednesday, March 16, 2022 2:49:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s hard to imagine he’s going to do more this year than he did last year,” “I’ll take a repeat performance, adding maybe several more innings as a pitcher” External link

dailynews Wednesday, March 16, 2022 1:24:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We’re gonna put him in center field,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, March 15, 2022 6:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We were not permitted to talk to people, and I didn’t get to him in time, and it was just a conversation we were having,” “But the conclusion was, we always had to talk to Mike about it and see how he feels, and he feels really good” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, March 15, 2022 6:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s no other way to find out anything anymore, right?” “We talked about it. He’s fine” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, March 15, 2022 6:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s a lot to discuss and we haven’t had a chance to discuss it,” “We will. No conclusions have been made. None. But I would be disingenuous if I didn’t tell you this has been part of the conversation. It has” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 14, 2022 12:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “To play center field everyday in the big leagues, coming off a severe injury, it’s not going to be easy,” “Then again playing the corner is not that easy. Playing left field in our ballpark, it actually gets big” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 14, 2022 12:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We’re definitely trending in the right direction, but I think we still have to get a bit thicker, if we can,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 14, 2022 12:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “When I saw him in Yankee Stadium, I liked what I saw,” “I know he’s got that reputation too. It really is a competition. I’m not I’m not giving the edge to anyone” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 14, 2022 12:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’m not anticipating a lot of change,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 14, 2022 12:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Of course I’d like to remain here, but we’ll see how it plays out,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 14, 2022 12:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He sort of wagged his finger at me,” External link

dailynews Saturday, December 25, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There are two things people still don’t realize,” External link

dailynews Saturday, December 25, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Yu Darvish ) : “I managed Yu Darvish in Chicago and Shohei is very similar,” External link

dailynews Saturday, December 25, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "He signed on to do exactly what he's doing," External link

japantimes Friday, November 19, 2021 4:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Shohei came to the States to play among the best on both sides of the ball and he accomplished that mission on the highest level,” External link

dailynews Friday, November 19, 2021 3:23:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Everything that he did this year, is just going to permit him to have even more confidence next year, so I wouldn’t ask him to do anything else,” “I would like to see him replicate it and add some more innings next year. That’s about it” External link

eagletribune Monday, October 4, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s a good way to wrap it up for the year, other than being able to participate a little bit longer,” External link

eagletribune Monday, October 4, 2021 4:39:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Just a fabulous, fabulous year and there is only one person who could replicate it and it’s him,” External link

eagletribune Monday, October 4, 2021 4:39:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “To pull that off would have been spectacular,” “Absolutely. And we had it in our grasp and we then we lost it” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, October 3, 2021 8:35:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think it’s it is good to see that,” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, October 3, 2021 8:35:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “In my mind’s eye, that’s what we’re looking forward to,” “That’s what it’s supposed to look and feel like. And we have to work very hard to get to this point all year long” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, October 3, 2021 8:35:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s met all the expectations for me,” “I like what I’m seeing a lot … You’re seeing plus plus defense and speed. At the plate, I know you’re noticing the ball off the bat, how hard he hit the baseball to all fields. That’s going to just keep getting better” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, October 3, 2021 4:31:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s brutally frank, brutally honest,” “Both ways I mean. Either it’s complimentary or what they need to hear on, I guess, the negative side of things. There is no gray area. By the time anybody leaves that room, there is no gray. I’ll tell you that. It’s black and white. You get it. It’s beautiful. It’s absolutely beautiful” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, October 3, 2021 4:31:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s met all the expectations for me,” “I like what I’m seeing a lot … You’re seeing plus plus defense and speed. At the plate, I know you’re noticing the ball off the bat, how hard he hit the baseball to all fields. That’s going to just keep getting better” External link

dailynews Sunday, October 3, 2021 3:50:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s brutally frank, brutally honest,” “Both ways I mean. Either it’s complimentary or what they need to hear on, I guess, the negative side of things. There is no gray area. By the time anybody leaves that room, there is no gray. I’ll tell you that. It’s black and white. You get it. It’s beautiful. It’s absolutely beautiful” External link

dailynews Sunday, October 3, 2021 3:50:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "Our guys got that opportunity to get to feel what it's like to go to the playoffs," "It definitely had that vibe (Friday)" External link

longbeachstar Saturday, October 2, 2021 5:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “If he went five innings, 75 pitches, I think we would all enjoy that,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, October 2, 2021 9:31:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “If he went five innings, 75 pitches, I think we would all enjoy that,” External link

kiro7 Saturday, October 2, 2021 9:22:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s definitely earned the right to come in and be part of the rotation,” “It’s pretty much his to lose” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, October 2, 2021 8:58:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “That’s what it needs to look like,” “You’ve got to pitch better than good pitching. And they have an outstanding pitching staff” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, October 2, 2021 8:58:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “If he went five innings, 75 pitches, I think we would all enjoy that,” External link

click2houston Saturday, October 2, 2021 8:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "Just talking with him, he just felt it was the right time to shut 'er down, so that's what we're going to do," External link

longbeachstar Friday, October 1, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "I haven't do-ne a full postmortem thing, but superficially, my gosh, what he's done has never been done before," "We've talked about it a thousand times. And to finish as strongly as he did in 130 innings, this could not have worked out any better" External link

longbeachstar Friday, October 1, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "This is the first year of a lot of groundbreaking stuff by him, and I think it's going to continue," "The guy is really driven. He takes care of himself perfectly, and he's going to keep getting better as he understands what people are trying to do to him" External link

longbeachstar Friday, October 1, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “This is the first year of a lot of ground-breaking stuff by him,” “I think it’s going to continue” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 30, 2021 4:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s really nothing left to prove on the mound,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 30, 2021 4:27:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Bay Rays ) : "I try to avoid comparisons, but he looks very similar to when I had him in Tampa Bay," "There's no difference. The velocity is the same. When that split is on, it's devastating. He's competitive and he's a great athlete. I don't know what the future holds for him or what his intentions are, but what I saw the last two times, it's what I saw in the past" External link

longbeachstar Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:04:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "There’s really nothing left to prove on the mound," External link

foxnews Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "Going back to spring training when Perry was totally on board with him not having any kind of limitation, I think this could not have worked out any better" "I think 130 (innings) is a really nice number going into next year" External link

foxnews Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "If anybody misconstrues that as though he wants to leave, that’s trying to connect some dots that weren’t necessarily what he, not at all what he said," External link

foxnews Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s really nothing left to prove on the mound,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Going back to spring training when Perry was totally on board with him not having any kind of limitation, I think this could not have worked out any better” “I think 130 (innings) is a really nice number going into next year” External link

eagletribune Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “If anybody misconstrues that as though he wants to leave, that’s trying to connect some dots that weren’t necessarily what he, not at all what he said,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “That’s as good as he looked right there,” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, September 30, 2021 7:21:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It was a pretty complete game on our part,” “Outstanding pitching. That’s as good as our bullpen can look right there. Nice team win” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, September 30, 2021 7:21:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s really nothing left to prove on the mound,” External link

japantoday Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Going back to spring training when Perry was totally on board with him not having any kind of limitation, I think this could not have worked out any better” “I think 130 (innings) is a really nice number going into next year” External link

japantoday Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “If anybody misconstrues that as though he wants to leave, that’s trying to connect some dots that weren’t necessarily what he, not at all what he said,” External link

japantoday Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon told : "Just talking with him, he just felt it was the right time to shut her down, so that's what we're going to do," External link

longbeachstar Thursday, September 30, 2021 5:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "Everything he did this year, I think is just going to permit him to have more confidence next year," "I would obviously like to see him replicate it and add more innings next year. That's about it" External link

longbeachstar Thursday, September 30, 2021 5:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s really nothing left to prove on the mound,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, September 30, 2021 4:21:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s really nothing left to prove on the mound,” “I think he’s exceeded expectations on the mound this year. Anybody that would have thought he would go 130 innings and put up those kind of numbers, strikeouts, the walks, ERA, everything that he’s done. I think that’s sufficient” External link

dailynews Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:34:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “What he’s done has never been done before,” “We’ve talked about that a thousand times. And then to finish as strongly as he did, at 130 innings. … This could not have worked out any better. I think 130 is a really nice number going into next year” External link

dailynews Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:34:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The hitting side of things, there’s still some things to chase right now which we’re all into,” “We’re hoping that he accomplishes those things. But it was right just to put the pitching down right now” External link

dailynews Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:34:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s such a respectful young man and I know he wants to get out there and show us where he’s at right now,” “And I think it’s the right thing to do” External link

dailynews Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:34:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s really nothing left to prove on the mound,” External link

click2houston Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:50:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s really nothing left to prove on the mound,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:49:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We all feel the same way, we all want to win,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, September 29, 2021 12:20:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Justin Upton ) : “If you wanted to speak in theoretical terms before the season begins, you would think that (Upton is best in the middle),” “But in reality, it’s turned out this way seems to be our best method right now. I’m in no hurry to get J-Up out of the leadoff spot” External link

dailynews Monday, June 21, 2021 8:32:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s one of those things the pitcher naturally reacts, and sometimes pitchers need to stay out of the way,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, June 21, 2021 4:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “That should be shown for a while,” “That was more than unlikely. Unbelievable… That was one of the better double plays I’ve seen” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, June 21, 2021 4:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I did think about it, but I don’t want to mess with his mojo right now,” “It’s been fabulous. There’s been a lot of action at the bottom and he’s really taken care of it well” External link

dailynews Monday, June 21, 2021 12:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I didn’t want to mess with Fletch,” “He’s been going so well. It’s No. 9, but so many things are happening. He’s setting up the top guys on getting on in front of him. There’s still a lot of work to be done down there” External link

dailynews Monday, June 21, 2021 12:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The skill level has always been really good,” “I just think his focus overall has been first-rate. There’s just little things we’ve always talked about. Little mental mistakes that we wanted to see eradicated. Now he hasn’t been here that long, but so far so good” External link

dailynews Monday, June 21, 2021 12:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "He is dangerous from line to line right now. In every part of his game, it cannot be better," External link

manilatimes Sunday, June 20, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "He was going along wonderfully and lost his tempo when I had to get him (in the sixth inning)," "This is another wonderful outing to build off of. As he gets more chances down the road, he can go more deeply" External link

manilatimes Sunday, June 20, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s making it very difficult regarding decision-making, in a good way,” “Give him credit. I’ve always believed this was in him. Now he’s showing it. He’s taking advantage of the opportunity” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, June 20, 2021 9:28:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Somebody asked me today, ‘what does it mean to play like it’s 1985?’ There’s your answer,” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, June 20, 2021 9:28:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s making it very difficult regarding decision-making, in a good way,” “Give him credit. I’ve always believed this was in him. Now he’s showing it. He’s taking advantage of the opportunity” External link

dailynews Sunday, June 20, 2021 9:04:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Somebody asked me today, ‘what does it mean to play like it’s 1985?’ There’s your answer,” External link

dailynews Sunday, June 20, 2021 9:04:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "I just don't function that way," "This is an opportunity for him to showcase even more. I believe he'll handle it properly. Nobody knows if someone will get hurt or if it affects performance afterward. It's all conjecture" External link

longbeachstar Saturday, June 19, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Nothing about him is difficult because the communication is so good,” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, June 19, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "I'm not as against that as others," "I just don't like it when it becomes never-ending. There's got to be a more finite way of doing it. It can be exhausting" External link

usaToday Friday, June 18, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "There's a method; there needs to be a grittiness about Angels teams," "That's how we made our mark -- playing the game properly, relentless execution of fundamentals. You know you're in for a hand-to-hand combat situation when you play against us. That's what I'm looking for. That's the vibe" External link

longbeachstar Friday, June 18, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s so wonderful to get back to some normalcy,” External link

dailynews Friday, June 18, 2021 7:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s a better path to the ball,” “If you remember what his problems were when he got too steep and was swinging totally uphill, they were beating him with elevated fastballs. They can’t do that anymore. He is able to cover” External link

dailynews Friday, June 18, 2021 4:47:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “If you look at Shohei’s results, he’s done pretty well with him,” “I’m not worried about Stassi at all, but at this point, it’s worked out pretty well and I don’t want to run away from it. At some point, Stassi is going to have to catch him too” External link

dailynews Friday, June 18, 2021 4:47:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "He's better than we thought or expected," "He went through a couple tests outside with the trainers. We expect him to be out a couple days, which is good news. I guess it was a mild strain of sorts. ... That's the initial report" External link

longbeachstar Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’m not giving up on it,” “I’m not giving up on the concept. It just hasn’t played out that way yet. But I think overall, maybe some guys to this point have not performed at the level that we thought they would, but I think we’re starting to see that they are going in that direction” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:13:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “As an industry and moving forward and really trying to create the best version of our game that we can to make it interesting for us and for kids that may want to play in the future, I think it’s the right thing to do,” “It is really an unfair advantage. And that unfair advantage can also be defined in regards to games with greater resources possibly. I’m not talking about getting better sticky stuff, I’m talking about getting better players that then utilize enhancements like this that make them even better” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Better than we thought or expected,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He was right at 100 pitches,” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “As an industry and moving forward and really trying to create the best version of our game that we can to make it interesting for us and for kids that may want to play in the future, I think it’s the right thing to do,” “It is really an unfair advantage. And that unfair advantage can also be defined in regards to games with greater resources possibly. I’m not talking about getting better sticky stuff, I’m talking about getting better players that then utilize enhancements like this that make them even better” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:19:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Better than we thought or expected,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:19:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’m kind of pleased with it all,” “I don’t want to offend anybody on our team, absolutely not, but as an industry and moving forward and really trying to create the best version of our game that we possibly can to make it interesting for us and for young kids that may want to play in the future, I think it’s the right thing to do. It is really an unfair advantage” External link

dailynews Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:47:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think the more that’s attached to it, I want to believe, the less likely it’s going to occur,” “So if you really want to eradicate it, you’ve got to really dig down and do so” External link

dailynews Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:47:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’m kind of pleased with it all,” “I don’t want to offend anybody on our team, absolutely not, but as an industry and moving forward and really trying to create the best version of our game that we possibly can to make it interesting for us and for young kids that may want to play in the future, I think it’s the right thing to do. It is really an unfair advantage” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think the more that’s attached to it, I want to believe, the less likely it’s going to occur,” “So if you really want to eradicate it, you’ve got to really dig down and do so” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s better than we had thought or expected,” “We expect him to be out just a couple days, which is great news” External link

dailynews Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:16:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “All the needles are pointing in the direction that he should be able to play when we get back home,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:16:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon told : "He went in for an examination, everything's coming along really well, the healing process is definitely occurring," External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:27:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "I'm not as against that as others," "I just don't like it when it becomes never-ending. There's got to be a more finite way of doing it. It can be exhausting. But again, it's something where I would want to ask him how he felt about it. He will be honest. I don't think this is something you want to force him to do or not to do" External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:27:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "It would be kind of a stretch, I think, right now from what I’m hearing," "Who knows how things could change? But you just really want to make sure that this injury is healed properly. Just to push it to get him in the All-Star Game to me would not be wise" External link

foxnews Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "Eventually soon he’ll be able to jog a little bit, but the baseball activities are still a little far away," External link

foxnews Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It would be kind of a stretch, I think, right now from what I’m hearing,” “Who knows how things could change? But you just really want to make sure that this injury is healed properly. Just to push it to get him in the All-Star Game to me would not be wise” External link

usaToday Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Eventually soon he’ll be able to jog a little bit, but the baseball activities are still a little far away,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Just be aggressive on defense and make sure everybody’s on the same page,” “Having the right guys out there being healthy matters too” External link

dailynews Sunday, June 13, 2021 11:38:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "He's taking the opportunity and running with it," "For me, he's just more comfortable in his major league skin. Just the way he's going about his day, even when he's not pitching" External link

longbeachstar Sunday, June 13, 2021 4:28:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "I think he's morphing into a better version of a major league pitcher just by handling the moment," "I think stuff-wise, he's the same, but it's a better application of his stuff" External link

longbeachstar Sunday, June 13, 2021 4:28:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Baseball has a cruel way of making its own decisions,” “Just play it out. You do like the depth. You do want people to do well. Something’s probably going to happen that you’re going to need him” External link

dailynews Sunday, June 13, 2021 4:24:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “One of my favorite signs of a really solid group is when you win in extra innings on the road,” External link

dailynews Sunday, June 13, 2021 4:24:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Baseball has a cruel way of making its own decisions,” “Just play it out. You do like the depth. You do want people to do well. Something’s probably going to happen that you’re going to need him” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, June 13, 2021 4:15:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “One of my favorite signs of a really solid group is when you win in extra innings on the road,” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, June 13, 2021 4:15:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I don’t care how long you’ve played and how much you’ve accomplished, confidence can wane,” “When it takes a leave of absence, it’s tough. It’s all about confidence. I want to believe this game today can get him rolling. Those were crispy coming off his bat” External link

dailynews Sunday, June 13, 2021 3:16:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Pretty much a brilliant night for Shohei,” External link

taipeitimes Saturday, June 12, 2021 7:57:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’ve only seen this guy hit,” “I’ve seen him actually be a good hitter. I’ve never seen a time where he wasn’t” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, June 12, 2021 5:32:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There was kind of lag in the swing, like a golf club where you kind of shallow the club,” “He was trying to lift everything. Now he’s way more direct to the ball” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, June 12, 2021 5:32:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’ve only seen this guy hit,” “I’ve seen him actually be a good hitter. I’ve never seen a time where he wasn’t” External link

dailynews Saturday, June 12, 2021 4:52:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There was kind of lag in the swing, like a golf club where you kind of shallow the club,” “He was trying to lift everything. Now he’s way more direct to the ball” External link

dailynews Saturday, June 12, 2021 4:52:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "There are a lot of little subplots coming together and making for this to be a pretty good moment right now," External link

longbeachstar Friday, June 11, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "He really operated the curveball well today," "The curveball, I think, is a really good pitch, and it gives every hitter a different velocity and speed to be concerned with" External link

foxnews Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He really operated the curveball well today,” “The curveball, I think, is a really good pitch, and it gives every hitter a different velocity and speed to be concerned with” External link

eagletribune Thursday, June 10, 2021 9:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think they’re gaining more confidence in what they’re doing,” External link

dailynews Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:39:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I don’t think you’re going to see it coming anytime soon in a game,” “It’s just a rotational thing that helps them feel looser in the core and the trunk” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, June 10, 2021 4:24:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The back of the baseball card tells me that he will (improve),” “He’s not hurt. He had been hurt. I think he was really getting rolling and he just has not recaptured the form yet. But he’s well. He’s young. He’s really good. I believe he’s going to get hot, like the game owes us. It’s owed to us somehow. This guy’s too good to have that kind of a number. So we’ll stay with him, obviously. And I have a lot of faith in him” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, June 10, 2021 4:24:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "There's a lot of offense in there," External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “That's the farthest ball I've ever seen hit here,” “I've never seen one hit there before. ... It has an impact on that pitcher, I promise you. That kid is pretty good, and we roughed him up early” External link

japantoday Wednesday, June 9, 2021 10:03:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “That's the farthest ball I've ever seen hit here,” “I've never seen one hit there before. ... It has an impact on that pitcher, I promise you. That kid is pretty good, and we roughed him up early” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:53:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “His ball has a lot of jump,” “There are a lot of pitchers with that kid of fastball, velocity-wise but he has this extra thing at the plate… He’s an unusual pitcher in today’s game because the number doesn’t register that high, but the characteristics are that good” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It has an impact on that pitcher, I promise you,” “That kid is pretty good and we roughed him up early. It can take confidence away from him. You want to score first and throw the first punch and we did” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There are so many nice things that occurred tonight,” “That’s the formulaic game that you’re looking for” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Phil Gosselin ) : “Gosselin does do well against lefties,” “That’s a big part of the reason that he’s here” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:17:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The big thing is to keep his strike zone organized,” “He can hit them. There’s no doubt in my mind” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:17:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think if we keep him really fresh, he can sustain these numbers, and conversely if we run him into the ground, it could go away,” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:17:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “That was the kind of vintage stuff that we had seen from him last year,” “There was an adjustment made. It’s nothing significant. You would never even be able to pick it up. But with these guys, you’re talking about guys that are really good at what they do, major league players. The adjustments are normally minuscule” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:17:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Dylan Bundy ) : “There was a lot of hard contact,” “He did not seem comfortable… He didn’t lose his composure. He didn’t lose his confidence. He just kept getting better. I believe the latter part of today’s game is the Dylan Bundy game we’ve been used to and we will expect in the future. I believe it’s a really good game for him to build off” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:36:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “You don’t want to all of the sudden have a three-run homer where you shrink the lead to the point where now you really have to stress out your bullpen,” “I wanted to be a little proactive there and Chris did a great job” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:36:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “That’s why I popped him up there in the 5 hole,” “There’s a lot of offense in there. I think he’s becoming a more knowledgable hitter. He’s understanding himself better. And you see that power to right-center. That’s impressive” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:36:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “His timeline should be pretty positive or aggressive,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, June 8, 2021 5:21:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I liked the guy so much,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, June 8, 2021 5:21:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “When you play there, it’s different as a pitcher, not just the way the ball carries but the way your pitches break and react,” “I’ve heard good things… If you’re pitching in Salt Lake City, you definitely love to get to sea level” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, June 8, 2021 5:21:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “His timeline should be pretty positive or aggressive,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, June 8, 2021 4:47:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I liked the guy so much,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, June 8, 2021 4:47:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “When you play there, it’s different as a pitcher, not just the way the ball carries but the way your pitches break and react,” “I’ve heard good things… If you’re pitching in Salt Lake City, you definitely love to get to sea level” External link

dailynews Tuesday, June 8, 2021 4:47:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s times when you could just tell us something was awry,” External link

dailynews Monday, June 7, 2021 4:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We’ve been digging a little bit,” “So we’ll see. You know, you always think you (found something). Then you’ve got to get the guy out there and see if it actually translates. But it was something legit. So we’ll see how it plays out” External link

dailynews Monday, June 7, 2021 4:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “That has nothing to do with what’s going to happen tomorrow,” External link

dailynews Monday, June 7, 2021 4:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “His fastball command and his changeup were really good,” “Then he started dropping in sliders later. I think he had everything going on. … He kept getting better as that game concluded” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, June 7, 2021 4:14:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s morphing or changing into a better version of a major league starter, just by how he’s handling the moment,” “Stuff wise is the same, but a better application of the stuff” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, June 7, 2021 4:14:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "When you’re down a grand slam it takes the air out of the balloon, but it didn’t feel that way," "There was a strong sense we could do it and we did" External link

foxnews Sunday, June 6, 2021 6:54:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Justin Upton ) : "I've had power guys in the past struggle, and most of the time, they get moved down in the batting order, but with a guy of (Upton's) pedigree, I wanted to move him up and give him a different mindset to work with," "He's looking more to the middle of the field and trying to get on base. He's trying to hit singles, but he knows his power is there and he's shown that, too. Just a different seat on the deck and a different way to look at things" External link

longbeachstar Sunday, June 6, 2021 4:44:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “When you’re down a grand slam it takes the air out of the balloon, but it didn’t feel that way,” “There was a strong sense we could do it and we did” External link

kiro7 Sunday, June 6, 2021 10:01:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “When you’re down a grand slam it takes the air out of the balloon, but it didn’t feel that way,” “There was a strong sense we could do it and we did” External link

eagletribune Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:46:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The big thing for me is to get his strike zone back,” “Once he does that, I think he’ll take off again. That’s a big part of the equation” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:28:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’ve definitely been aware we’ve been beaten a lot in front of us,” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:28:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’m excited when he walks up to start the game for us,” “Certain guys can make an impact real fast. He’s thinking really good. He’s real clear. I know he likes the idea of leading this team” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:28:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The big thing for me is to get his strike zone back,” “Once he does that, I think he’ll take off again. That’s a big part of the equation” External link

dailynews Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:17:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’ve definitely been aware we’ve been beaten a lot in front of us,” External link

dailynews Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:17:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’m excited when he walks up to start the game for us,” “Certain guys can make an impact real fast. He’s thinking really good. He’s real clear. I know he likes the idea of leading this team” External link

dailynews Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:17:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I like it when he’s aggressive,” “Early in the season, they were just beating up on him. He’s trying to get on base, and he’s in a bad count almost every at-bat it seemed. I think being in the No. 9 hole, it gives him more flexibility to do or try different things” External link

dailynews Saturday, June 5, 2021 4:09:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He definitely needs a different version of launch angle,” “He was just doing some work out here and the ball was definitely more on a line. I think that’s where he needs to stay” External link

dailynews Saturday, June 5, 2021 4:09:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Right now I’m just liking it,” External link

dailynews Saturday, June 5, 2021 4:09:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “His (peripheral) numbers are good, the velocity and the breaking ball,” “I want to believe there’s a nice little run coming out of him very soon” External link

dailynews Saturday, June 5, 2021 4:09:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I like it when he’s aggressive,” “Early in the season, they were just beating up on him. He’s trying to get on base, and he’s in a bad count almost every at-bat it seemed. I think being in the No. 9 hole, it gives him more flexibility to do or try different things” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, June 5, 2021 3:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He definitely needs a different version of launch angle,” “He was just doing some work out here and the ball was definitely more on a line. I think that’s where he needs to stay” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, June 5, 2021 3:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Right now I’m just liking it,” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, June 5, 2021 3:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “His (peripheral) numbers are good, the velocity and the breaking ball,” “I want to believe there’s a nice little run coming out of him very soon” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, June 5, 2021 3:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "When you have a normal bench with three to four extra guys, rock and roll, it's easy, but when it's two or three guys, it becomes more problematic," External link

longbeachstar Friday, June 4, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "When you have a normal bench with three to four extra guys, rock and roll, it's easy, but when it's two or three guys, it becomes more problematic," External link

irishsun Friday, June 4, 2021 5:42:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I don’t think he had one reliable pitch tonight,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, June 4, 2021 9:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I thought from an offensive perspective we just came out of our zones,” “I think we aided (Sheffield) a bit. We got the good lead, then we gave it right back up. There is such a thing as momentum and they recaptured it” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, June 4, 2021 9:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “When you have a level playing field, then better baseball wins,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, June 4, 2021 8:04:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “When you have a level playing field, then better baseball wins,” External link

dailynews Friday, June 4, 2021 7:24:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Matty hasn’t said said anything negative to me,” “None of the pitchers have come and spoken to me. I think everyone kind of likes it” External link

dailynews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:06:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "We started 0-2 against two good teams and end up at 3-3 on a very difficult road trip, you've got to give our guys a lot of credit and our coaches a lot of credit for that," External link

foxnews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "it just got to the point where we weren’t sure," External link

foxnews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "He’s feeling really pretty good about himself right now. He’s back, it’s the normal Stass," External link

foxnews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "I think it's mental adhesion in the fact that it's off that he probably is going to feel a little bit better about himself being more able to move around freely and that's kind of the first step," "Believe me, he's motivated to get back" External link

foxnews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "We're looking to get him back relatively quick. He's on the verge of getting back up here," External link

foxnews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The moral of the story is you started 0-2 against two good teams and ended up 3-3 on a very difficult road trip,” “You’ve got to give our guys a lot of credit and our coaches a lot of credit for that. That was pretty impressive” External link

dailynews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 9:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “it just got to the point where we weren’t sure,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:32:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s feeling really pretty good about himself right now. He’s back, it’s the normal Stass,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:32:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think it's mental adhesion in the fact that it's off that he probably is going to feel a little bit better about himself being more able to move around freely and that's kind of the first step,” “Believe me, he's motivated to get back” External link

usaToday Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:32:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We're looking to get him back relatively quick. He's on the verge of getting back up here,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:32:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “My intention is not to go home at the end of the season and watch other teams in the playoffs,” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think (Stassi was missed) a lot actually,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "That's what we're thinking it is but we want to make sure. He was feeling it that last inning out there and of course the velocity was coming down," "When he says he's hurt, he's hurt" External link

foxnews Tuesday, June 1, 2021 3:04:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “When he says he’s hurt, he’s hurt,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, June 1, 2021 12:23:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s thrown the ball really well,” “I think he’s ready for an opportunity like that” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, June 1, 2021 12:23:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I don’t know that that getting them out there more often is going to be the answer,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, June 1, 2021 12:23:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “When he says he’s hurt, he’s hurt,” External link

dailynews Monday, May 31, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s thrown the ball really well,” “I think he’s ready for an opportunity like that” External link

dailynews Monday, May 31, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I don’t know that that getting them out there more often is going to be the answer,” External link

dailynews Monday, May 31, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "The guy's got three well-above-average pitches, and now it's just starting to come together for him," "Now he knows where it's going and that's the difference. I've seen it before. He can stay like this for a while" External link

longbeachstar Monday, May 31, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I just want him to keep doing what he’s doing and then try to make a decision later,” “I think J-Up has done a nice job there. He’s responded well. So I don’t think it’s time to mess with it, but I probably will at some point” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, May 31, 2021 5:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “To me he’s the star of the game,” “I know we had the lead at that point with a lot of game left, and he settled the whole thing down and permitted us to use the bullpen how we wanted to. Give him a lot of credit” External link

eagletribune Monday, May 31, 2021 4:53:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "Any of them who hasn't shown well to this point will," "We've just got to continue to show faith and support in them. If they feel our support, they're going to pitch well. If they don't, then they're not. I think it's really as simple as that" External link

longbeachstar Sunday, May 30, 2021 6:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He wasn’t actually as sore as normal. Maybe tomorrow he might be sorer. He was OK. That always amazes,” “To pitch whatever he did, how many pitches he threw yesterday, almost 100, and with the velocity he has and the split that he had. To say that he felt really good today is kind of phenomenal. You see the way he swung the bat, you see the stolen base, just a different animal, man, it’s fun to work with him” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, May 30, 2021 5:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Everything he did was first-rate,” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, May 30, 2021 5:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s a great cheerleader. After we win he’s in the line all the time,” “He attends the meetings, he’s doing everything right. Our goal is to stay in the hunt somehow until he returns. Believe me, a lot of time spent mentally trying to understand how we maintain with this group here and Houston and a lot of the good teams that we’re going to be playing” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, May 30, 2021 5:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Everything he did was first-rate,” “You could see his demeanor and calmness when things got hairy a couple times. It was a great game to build off” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, May 30, 2021 3:38:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I have a lot of confidence in our rotation,” “I like them. They are good. Any of them that hasn’t shown well to this point will. We have to continue to show faith and support. If they feel our support they will pitch well. I really anticipate it to keep getting better and better” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, May 30, 2021 3:38:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It was really good energy today after a tough loss last night,” “I love the way our guys responded. That’s what we’re looking for” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, May 30, 2021 3:38:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Everything he did was first-rate,” “You could see his demeanor and calmness when things got hairy a couple times. It was a great game to build off” External link

dailynews Sunday, May 30, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I have a lot of confidence in our rotation,” “I like them. They are good. Any of them that hasn’t shown well to this point will. We have to continue to show faith and support. If they feel our support they will pitch well. I really anticipate it to keep getting better and better” External link

dailynews Sunday, May 30, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It was really good energy today after a tough loss last night,” “I love the way our guys responded. That’s what we’re looking for” External link

dailynews Sunday, May 30, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “If you just show up on a particular day, he might not impress you with a particular tool or skill,” External link

dailynews Saturday, May 29, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’m just watching the engagement mentally from J-Up,” “That’s really what I’ve been watching. There’s definitely an attraction here for him. And I think we’re getting some really good at-bats. And he’s there to lead, not lead off, but to lead. I kind of like what he’s doing. So I don’t want to just run away from it yet” External link

dailynews Saturday, May 29, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Shohei showed you the brilliance of his athleticism,” “To do what he’s done offensively already, and I guess his ERA (2.72) is in pretty good shape too. And the variety of different ways he can maneuver a batting order. You just don’t see that very often. It’s impressive to watch from the side. I am focusing more on the nuance of what he’s doing and it’s pretty spectacular” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, May 29, 2021 8:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think he showed tonight he pitched pretty well just by pitching,” “I don’t know if that’s how we’re going to do it future-wise. I don’t think because he did so well that’s going to shut the door in any way on him doing both things in the same game. I just think he feels pretty good on how he threw the ball tonight” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, May 29, 2021 8:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon claimed : "There was an issue with the transfer on the BART" External link

foxnews Friday, May 28, 2021 10:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "Shohei's pretty much regimented to get everything going about 4 o'clock for his start," External link

longbeachstar Friday, May 28, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "Really good, right? I thought he was outstanding. Short notice," "That was a great outing to build off of" External link

foxnews Friday, May 28, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "It was just a transportation issue more than anything," External link

yahoo-au Friday, May 28, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "For us, Shohei's most comfortable, he's pretty much regimented to get everything going about 4 o'clock for his start," "It exceeded that by maybe an hour, so we started calling the audible at that point to not pitch him tonight. And if we're not going to pitch him, we're going to DH him" External link

yahoo-au Friday, May 28, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "It was just a transportation issue more than anything," External link

afp-en Friday, May 28, 2021 6:27:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "For us, Shohei's most comfortable, he's pretty much regimented to get everything going about 4 o'clock for his start," "It exceeded that by maybe an hour, so we started calling the audible at that point to not pitch him tonight. And if we're not going to pitch him, we're going to DH him" External link

afp-en Friday, May 28, 2021 6:27:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s one of those things that happens,” “There’s nothing you can do about it. It’s called life. We have to make the adjustment” External link

dailynews Friday, May 28, 2021 4:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Knowing Shohei’s routine, we figured at that point as it kept getting later and later not to push him on it,” “It’s just much easier for him to get ready to DH today” External link

dailynews Friday, May 28, 2021 4:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I like a three-man bench minimum if he does both,” “And four-man bench makes it relatively easy” External link

dailynews Friday, May 28, 2021 4:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s one of those things that happens,” “There’s nothing you can do about it. It’s called life. We have to make the adjustment” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, May 28, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Knowing Shohei’s routine, we figured at that point as it kept getting later and later not to push him on it,” “It’s just much easier for him to get ready to DH today” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, May 28, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I like a three-man bench minimum if he does both,” “And four-man bench makes it relatively easy” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, May 28, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon observed : "We have to get the pitching to settle down," External link

longbeachstar Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We’ve had to battle baseball adversity, like every other team has. I’m really pleased and proud of the group,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, May 27, 2021 6:25:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Regardless of how we won it, we won it, and I want to take that as a positive,” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Tony Watson ) : “Obviously it’s difficult because these are guys we are really counting on and feel really good about,” “Having said that, I believe they’ll be fine the next couple games. Tony has been outstanding and so has Mayers over the last year. These are our guys. It was a tough day. We won the game. Iglesias picked everybody up” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We have to get the pitching to settle down,” “We have to win 2-1, 3-1, 4-3 to get where we want to go” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’d go out in the outfield and run stuff down, and it’s just like you’d imagine,” “It’s all there. This guy can be a first-rate outfielder too. There’s no doubt” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, May 26, 2021 10:34:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I don’t want to put some kind of teflon over him,” “I want him to play. Of course, limit risk-taking, but the whole game is risk. Every time he pitches, there could be a line drive back up the middle. There are so many potential risk moments that it’s hard to justify because he’s doing something different to all of the sudden become cautious” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, May 26, 2021 10:34:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s not only one of the better receivers, but also the bat,” “You can’t discount the bat, what he did last year, and what we believe he’s very capable of doing again. All of the sudden the power pops up and the score changes” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, May 26, 2021 10:34:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Every swing (Ohtani) takes right now looks like he can do that,” “He’s also accepting some walks, which I think is benefitting him. Every swing he takes it looks like the ball is going to be hit …. over 100 mph or better. It’s fascinating. He’s that strong. He’s that focused. And it’s not surprising us from the bench” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, May 26, 2021 9:15:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He actually came to me about it, told me how interested he was in doing it,” “I hadn’t even thought about it to that point, honestly. I texted (Team USA manager Mike Scioscia) quickly and let him know Jon Jay was interested. That’s the last conversation we had about it” External link

dailynews Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:27:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I just wanted him to come to the ballpark a little more slowly (Sunday) and if we need you we’ll use you, otherwise not,” “He’s going to have a busy week this week so I thought it would be the right thing to do” External link

eagletribune Monday, May 24, 2021 4:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I just wanted him to come to the ballpark a little more slowly (Sunday) and if we need you we’ll use you, otherwise not,” “He’s going to have a busy week this week so I thought it would be the right thing to do” External link

dailyjournal Monday, May 24, 2021 3:31:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The reports are that he’s doing really well,” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s so much think about when you engage in this position, and good catchers make it look second nature,” “Until it is, you’re constantly thinking and really dissecting and digesting the game plan. There are all these different things that get thrown at you that make it a little more difficult. There’s no timeframe, but yes, go ahead Matty. Go ahead and become a big-league catcher” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I know he’s making some progress, but we still think he has things to work on,” “It’s one of those things you just have to wait. You don’t want to force somebody into a role here because you feel there’s a need” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “My only advice is to try to get on base, set the table, use the middle of the field and have a good time with it,” “Just go out there and play some baseball. If you get J-Up going, that would be huge for us” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The reports are that he’s doing really well,” External link

dailynews Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s so much think about when you engage in this position, and good catchers make it look second nature,” “Until it is, you’re constantly thinking and really dissecting and digesting the game plan. There are all these different things that get thrown at you that make it a little more difficult. There’s no timeframe, but yes, go ahead Matty. Go ahead and become a big-league catcher” External link

dailynews Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I know he’s making some progress, but we still think he has things to work on,” “It’s one of those things you just have to wait. You don’t want to force somebody into a role here because you feel there’s a need” External link

dailynews Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “My only advice is to try to get on base, set the table, use the middle of the field and have a good time with it,” “Just go out there and play some baseball. If you get J-Up going, that would be huge for us” External link

dailynews Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I can’t fault their work and their energy,” “I am watching it. I see it. There’s no fault there” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, May 23, 2021 8:59:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about error ) : “When you’re not winning games you kind of have in hand, there’s normally a snowball effect with that,” “We can’t afford (to lose those). We have to win the games that we’re supposed to win. Our margins for error are really minimal. We’re not going to hit ourselves through a couple bad plays nor to this point have we been able to pitch through some bad moments” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, May 23, 2021 8:59:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Other than the velocity on the gun, he really hasn’t complained about anything,” External link

dailynews Sunday, May 23, 2021 4:56:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’m going to look to give another day in there somewhere, to really start being a little bit more proactive,” External link

dailynews Sunday, May 23, 2021 4:56:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s going through baseball activities and they’re going to start pushing him a little bit more,” “He was very optimistic and upbeat. Better than several days ago. We’ll see how he comes out of the activities and then make any evaluation” External link

dailynews Sunday, May 23, 2021 4:56:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We got our bell rung all the time,” “You saw those little white dots all over the place, but you never thought anything of it. But now, justifiably and rightfully, it’s been dealt with in a different way. Now we know a lot more” External link

dailynews Sunday, May 23, 2021 4:56:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He has this period like you’re seeing: good swing, foul ball straight back, good swing, foul ball straight back,” “He’s working good at-bats. He’s not chasing, which I love. That to me tells me his strike zone is in order. All those foul balls going back, you’re going to start see going the other way. He just seems to find his groove, and then he might hit .400 for three or four weeks” External link

dailynews Sunday, May 23, 2021 4:56:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We’ve given up a lot of runs late when we have leads. That’s the most frustrating way to lose for a team when you fight and then it goes wrong,” “You have to keep moving it forward. We did keep fighting back for us to get where we want to be we have to keep holding leads” External link

eagletribune Saturday, May 22, 2021 9:36:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “That’s the most frustrating way to lose for a team, when you fight, fight, fight to come back and it goes wrong,” External link

dailynews Saturday, May 22, 2021 8:38:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Jose Quintana ) : “were pretty rested coming into it,” “They all were in good shape for tonight. What (Quintana) did permitted us to do what we wanted to do. It just didn’t work out” External link

dailynews Saturday, May 22, 2021 8:38:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “For us as a baseball team,” External link

dailynews Saturday, May 22, 2021 5:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He worked out (Friday) and in his words, he hasn’t thrown the ball that well in a bullpen session in a long time,” External link

dailynews Saturday, May 22, 2021 5:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I didn’t realize it was that bleak,” “They did throw well toward the end of the game. Berrios is one of the better young pitchers in the game” External link

dailynews Friday, May 21, 2021 5:36:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I didn’t want to press it at that point,” “I looked at it. It’s one of those things we’re going to have to watch closely. A different part of the year and different set of circumstances, he might have gone at least one more. He finished really strong. But with a fresh bullpen and a seven-inning game, it didn’t make sense (to leave him in)” External link

dailynews Friday, May 21, 2021 5:36:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I thought he kept getting better,” “He hit 94 in his last inning. He had a really good split and he dumped in some nice curveballs” External link

dailynews Friday, May 21, 2021 5:36:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I thought he kept getting better,” “I love it when his curveball is active. A different part of the year, different circumstances, he might have gone at least another inning. But with a really fresh bullpen in a seven-inning game, it didn’t make sense” External link

ChinaPost Friday, May 21, 2021 4:53:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I didn’t want to press it at that point,” “I looked at it. It’s one of those things we’re going to have to watch closely. A different part of the year and different set of circumstances, he might have kept going, but with a really fresh bullpen in a seven-inning game, it didn’t make sense (to leave him in)” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, May 21, 2021 1:38:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I thought he kept getting better,” “He hit 94 in his last inning. He had a really good split and he dumped in some nice curve balls” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, May 21, 2021 1:38:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I don’t want to overreach because his velocity wasn’t his normal velocity,” “That happens to a lot of pitchers at different times of the year. I’m not just going to go off one outing that his fastball wasn’t what we thought it would be, so I want to continue with the same program” External link

dailynews Friday, May 21, 2021 1:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He described feeling the same way in Houston, when he had a really good day,” “Let’s just get him back out there the next time. I’ll see what it looks like. For me, I want to continue along that same path. I don’t like to overreact to one brief moment” External link

dailynews Friday, May 21, 2021 1:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think overall he’s proven this year, given the opportunity to do two things, that you should listen to him,” “Between what he’s doing at the plate and on the mound, I don’t see any real reason to interfere” External link

dailynews Friday, May 21, 2021 1:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I would imagine he’s going to play this weekend, every game,” “But if he has any indicators of being fatigued, of course we would call an audible” External link

dailynews Friday, May 21, 2021 1:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I know he’s doing really well,” “I don’t think he’s far off” External link

dailynews Friday, May 21, 2021 1:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I don’t want to overreach because his velocity wasn’t his normal velocity,” “That happens to a lot of pitchers at different times of the year. I’m not just going to go off one outing that his fastball wasn’t what we thought it would be, so I want to continue with the same program” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:29:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He described feeling the same way in Houston, when he had a really good day,” “Let’s just get him back out there the next time. I’ll see what it looks like. For me, I want to continue along that same path. I don’t like to overreact to one brief moment” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:29:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think overall he’s proven this year, given the opportunity to do two things, that you should listen to him,” “Between what he’s doing at the plate and on the mound, I don’t see any real reason to interfere” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:29:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I would imagine he’s going to play this weekend, every game,” “But if he has any indicators of being fatigued, of course we would call an audible” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:29:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I know he’s doing really well,” “I don’t think he’s far off” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:29:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "There's definitely enough runs to be had, if in fact we pitch to that level and catch the ball," External link

arkansasonline Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “You can see the velocity and when that happens, coaches and the manager and trainers start looking in the face, for any wincing,” “Is he holding back? Is there any pain? We couldn’t see anything different. … He came in the dugout. He was very confident and very upbeat. There weren’t any indicators other than the gun on the scoreboard” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:03:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “That’s the thing about Cleveland; they’re in good position because they pitch really well,” “Their bullpen is stocked with a lot of good arms, and that’s how they beat us, with their pitching to win two one-run games” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:03:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “You can see the velocity and when that happens, coaches and the manager and trainers start looking in the face, for any wincing,” “Is he holding back? Is there any pain? We couldn’t see anything different. … He came in the dugout. He was very confident and very upbeat. There weren’t any indicators other than the gun on the scoreboard” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:32:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “That’s the thing about Cleveland; they’re in good position because they pitch really well,” “Their bullpen is stocked with a lot of good arms, and that’s how they beat us, with their pitching to win two one-run games” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:32:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Larry Bowa ) : “As soon as we acquired him, Larry Bowa called me immediately and gave me a great account,” “He talked about his bat and how good of a hitter he was” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:45:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He hits the ball hard and it has a different sound when he hits it,” “He is very talented in the batter’s box” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:45:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s thrown plenty in between,” “He feels a lot better. The finger feels a lot better. It’s just one of those things we’re going to have to watch” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:45:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I don’t know the dates yet, but he’s really close, and he’s feeling pretty good,” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:45:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’ve been around before with the loss of good players and they have come back at the right time and things worked out really well,” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:53:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We have to tighten up with the pitching,” “Regardless of who we have missing, if we go out and pitch at a high level we can take care of things. That’s where our success lies. If we pitch, we win” External link

wacotrib Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:53:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We were all surprised that ball was a pseudo-home run off that wall,” “Love to do something about that (yellow stripe). It was a surprise to him. (Claudio) is such a professional and such a great teammate, I wanted to make sure that he understood to me that was just a pop-up to right, and just really try to move on from it because we really need him” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8:44:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We got caught napping right there,” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8:44:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Mike Trout ) : “None of us like the idea that Mike is unable to play but you have to move forward quickly. I was really pleased that we were able to fight back,” “No lament. This was an interesting night. We lost the game but I liked what I saw” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8:30:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We were on a standing eight count and it helped get us back on our feet. That ball was properly struck and got us going back in the right direction,” External link

dailyjournal Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8:30:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’ve been around before with the loss of good players and they have come back at the right time and things worked out really well,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:22:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We have to tighten up with the pitching,” “Regardless of who we have missing, if we go out and pitch at a high level we can take care of things. That’s where our success lies. If we pitch, we win” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:22:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "I saw nothing. I looked up and he was limping to the third base bag," External link

upi Wednesday, May 19, 2021 4:59:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Maybe we should not have expected that much,” External link

suntimes Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:54:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "I saw nothing. I looked up and he was limping to the third base bag," "It was kind of innocuous and I had no idea why. It was hurting him pretty good" External link

foxnews Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:47:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "He might have been looking for it. He is covering the whole zone and doing interesting things at the plate," "Just keep watching, it is pretty interesting to watch" External link

foxnews Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:47:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I saw nothing. I looked up and he was limping to the third base bag,” “It was kind of innocuous and I had no idea why. It was hurting him pretty good” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:01:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon dijo : “Cuando uno llegue ahí, va a sentir mucha adrenalina. Probablemente estaremos lo suficientemente bien para jugar esos encuentros. Estaremos emocionados y cargados de energía” External link

wsoctv Friday, May 31, 2019 3:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon dijo : “Si no lográbamos esto, ¿cómo íbamos a jugar a la defensiva después? Pero muchas veces no me preocupo por eso” External link

wsoctv Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon indicó : “Las conversaciones han sido buenas, y él dice lo correcto” External link

wsoctv Monday, March 18, 2019 8:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon disse : "Se voc� acredita nesse tipo de coisa, ser� um atraso na sua vida por muito tempo" External link

folha Thursday, November 3, 2016 10:08:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon insisté : "Je ne suis pas déçu par notre défaite, le score ne réflète pas la physionomie du match" External link

afp-fr Wednesday, October 26, 2016 9:26:00 AM EAT



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Phil Nevin said ( about Joe Maddon ) : "When I took over (for Joe Maddon, who was fired), I mentioned how proud (I am) of this group and how they've stuck together," "I think that grows even more after today. ... Pardon the pun, but the fight these guys have shown the past few nights has been outstanding" External link

longbeachstar Monday, June 27, 2022 6:54:00 PM EAT

Phil Nevin told ( about Joe Maddon ) : “Joe [Maddon] was great and told me to just take this and run with it and be the person I am, which I plan to do,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, June 10, 2022 4:06:00 AM EAT

David Ross said ( about Joe Maddon ) : “That’s a sucky thing to hear,” “I love Joe. He has done a lot for me and was a great manager for me. I don’t know what’s going on in Anaheim from that standpoint, but thoughts go out to him” External link

denverpost Wednesday, June 8, 2022 6:51:00 AM EAT

David Ross said ( about Joe Maddon ) : “I have a ton of respect for Joe, another man that I’ve learned a lot of baseball from,” “A lot of my managerial philosophies and the way I handle things are a lot of the example he set when he was my manager” External link

denverpost Wednesday, June 8, 2022 6:51:00 AM EAT

David Ross said ( about Joe Maddon ) : “That’s a sucky thing to hear,” “I love Joe. He has done a lot for me and was a great manager for me. I don’t know what’s going on in Anaheim from that standpoint, but thoughts go out to him” External link

denverpost Wednesday, June 8, 2022 5:21:00 AM EAT

David Ross said ( about Joe Maddon ) : “I have a ton of respect for Joe, another man that I’ve learned a lot of baseball from,” “A lot of my managerial philosophies and the way I handle things are a lot of the example he set when he was my manager” External link

denverpost Wednesday, June 8, 2022 5:21:00 AM EAT

Jim Hickey said ( about Joe Maddon ) : “When we were in Chicago, Joe Maddon was convinced that he would, at some point, be the closer and all he had to do was get into the strike zone,” “And you can see, when he is in the strike zone, he’s really, really difficult to hit” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, June 6, 2022 2:21:00 AM EAT

Vic Fangio said ( about Joe Maddon ) : "Joe said, 'You have to embrace the suck (borrowing from a Navy Seal expression). Sometimes it sucks. You have that tough five seconds then you move forward," "Our guys have done a great job of adapting" External link

koaa Friday, December 31, 2021 2:49:00 AM EAT

Vic Fangio said ( about Joe Maddon ) : "Joe said, 'You have to embrace the suck (borrowing from a Navy Seal expression). Sometimes it sucks. You have that tough five seconds then you move forward," "Our guys have done a great job of adapting" External link

koaa Friday, December 31, 2021 1:46:00 AM EAT

Alex Cobb said ( about Joe Maddon ) : "I've loved every minute since the second they called me in the offseason and told me I was coming over," "Everybody's treated me with just so much respect and kindness, and I've always been a huge fan of (Angels manager Joe Maddon). He gave me my first chance when I was 23 years old, and he gave me another chance at 33" External link

longbeachstar Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:04:00 PM EAT

Taylor Ward said ( about Joe Maddon ) : “It’s a mindset going to bed, knowing you can prepare yourself better,” “I love the confidence that (Manager) Joe (Maddon) has in me to go out there. It’s great. It’s everything” External link

dailynews Friday, June 18, 2021 4:47:00 AM EAT

Justin Upton said ( about Joe Maddon ) : “I think he’s pretty comfortable out there,” “I don’t think it’s a big deal when Joe does put him out there” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, May 26, 2021 10:34:00 PM EAT

Jose Quintana said ( about Joe Maddon ) : “It’s hard; you want to keep competing,” “I wanted that ‘W’ for the team and for me. I want to win, and it’s hard when we go out but I respect that. We have really good relievers and it is what it is. I respect Joe’s decision” External link

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Joe Maddon said : “I’m not arguing against analytics and information,” “I’m arguing against the methods and the imposition with coaches. Because at the point it is right now … every day we’d get ready for the game and Perry and Alex would come in and they would start talking about how I should use the bullpen that night. Like I haven’t done that for the last 40 years. When you do that, when these people do that, the game becomes cloudy. You’re in the dugout, you know what you’d like to do. But these people have come downstairs prior to the game, and they load you with stuff that’s not necessarily helpful” External link

dailynews Tuesday, September 6, 2022 10:07:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s like, once that happened, I dissolved my affiliation with them,” External link

dailynews Sunday, August 21, 2022 12:49:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The infrastructure needs to be improved. There’s a lot of things that need to be improved there,” External link

dailynews Sunday, August 21, 2022 12:49:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "When people keep blaming the dugout for a lot of the things they're seeing, they need to understand they shouldn't be doing that," "Because the manager has so many voices in the back of his head by the time the game begins, it's not his game like it had been. It's absolutely the front office's game" External link

irishsun Saturday, August 20, 2022 10:18:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "The infrastructure needs to be improved. There's a lot of things that need to be improved there," "These guys can't do it alone, obviously. It's the non-sexy stuff that has to get better. It's not just bright, shiny objects -- they have that" External link

irishsun Saturday, August 20, 2022 10:18:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "It's like, once that happened, I dissolved my affiliation with them," "There's no emotion anymore. There's no anything. It's like to me they don't even exist, organizationally" External link

irishsun Saturday, August 20, 2022 10:18:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "When people keep blaming the dugout for a lot of the things they're seeing, they need to understand they shouldn't be doing that," "Because the manager has so many voices in the back of his head by the time the game begins, it's not his game like it had been. It's absolutely the front office's game" External link

longbeachstar Saturday, August 20, 2022 9:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "The infrastructure needs to be improved. There's a lot of things that need to be improved there," "These guys can't do it alone, obviously. It's the non-sexy stuff that has to get better. It's not just bright, shiny objects -- they have that" External link

longbeachstar Saturday, August 20, 2022 9:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "It's like, once that happened, I dissolved my affiliation with them," "There's no emotion anymore. There's no anything. It's like to me they don't even exist, organizationally" External link

longbeachstar Saturday, August 20, 2022 9:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s young, he’s learning,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, July 27, 2022 5:09:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s young, he’s learning,” External link

denverpost Wednesday, July 27, 2022 4:35:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The more we go to the left regarding analytics and become extreme with that, it’s just gonna lose its appeal completely,” External link

denverpost Sunday, June 12, 2022 12:01:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The more we go to the left regarding analytics and become extreme with that, it’s just gonna lose its appeal completely,” External link

denverpost Saturday, June 11, 2022 5:51:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon told : “It’s been kind of difficult overall,” External link

forbes Wednesday, June 8, 2022 9:50:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon told : “Of course I want to manage,” External link

forbes Wednesday, June 8, 2022 9:50:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon told : “It’s just one of those things you go through,” External link

forbes Wednesday, June 8, 2022 9:50:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon told : “A little bit. Actually, a lot,” External link

denverpost Wednesday, June 8, 2022 6:51:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon told : “A little bit. Actually, a lot,” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 8, 2022 6:14:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon told : “A little bit. Actually, a lot,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, June 8, 2022 5:29:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I understand if you’re an Angels fan, nobody’s happy,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, June 8, 2022 1:53:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "I still think he's trending in the right direction," External link

longbeachstar Tuesday, June 7, 2022 7:12:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "We're missing some guys that really make the lineup look different," "There's not as much protection, and we went through the same thing last year. We've got to figure out the right combination of things and work it out from there" External link

longbeachstar Tuesday, June 7, 2022 7:12:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I obviously think we’re playing hard. We're not winning games right now,” External link

wcvb Tuesday, June 7, 2022 1:49:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “which is still one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. … Things like this can change on a dime,” “If you give up mentally it can’t happen, and that’s the message” External link

dailynews Tuesday, June 7, 2022 7:03:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Most of the time when it comes to working with the hitters, I give my message to Jeremy (Reed), Paulie (Sorrento) or John (Mallee),” External link

dailynews Tuesday, June 7, 2022 7:03:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “That doesn’t bother his injury, so he was out there taking ground balls,” “There’s really no strong sense of when he’s going to be able to be back” External link

dailynews Tuesday, June 7, 2022 7:03:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Not denigrating anybody else, but those two guys really lengthen our lineup,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, June 7, 2022 7:03:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Just get him up here and turn him loose a little bit and see if he can help us,” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, June 5, 2022 8:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Hopefully it’s just going to be minimal time,” “It didn’t indicate to me conversationally it’s going to be more than that, but you never know” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, June 5, 2022 8:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I want to be absolutely honest with you guys,” “I’m being honest by saying if I knew I wouldn’t tell you” External link

dailynews Sunday, June 5, 2022 2:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s something I really like about him,” “I like his arm. I think last night, reviewing it, it was just too much middle middle” External link

dailynews Sunday, June 5, 2022 2:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s something definitely that we think will make a difference as he fixes it,” External link

dailynews Saturday, June 4, 2022 2:27:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Mike Trout ) : “I just think he might be trying to take the whole team on his back a little bit too much,” “I want him to just be Mike Trout. Go play” External link

dailynews Saturday, June 4, 2022 2:27:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “They’re really good at reading pitchers,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 3, 2022 4:20:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We just have to be more vigilant,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, June 3, 2022 4:20:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "They're really good at reading pitchers," External link

japantoday Friday, June 3, 2022 3:50:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "We just have to be more vigilant," External link

japantoday Friday, June 3, 2022 3:50:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Connie Mack ) : “That’s very clear in my head,” “Connie Mack Stadium. Shibe Park. I’m a big fan of that old ballpark” External link

dailynews Thursday, June 2, 2022 8:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "You have to have one thought, I think," "Either you trust your people or you don't. Either you like your guys or you don't. I trust my guys a lot. Fortunately, we got off to a wonderful start so that you could kind of absorb a moment like this" External link

longbeachstar Thursday, June 2, 2022 12:20:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It absorbs you way too much. And the bad part about fantasy football is you start rooting for players on teams other than the team that you actually root for, and that’s when you have to stop doing it. When I started rooting against the Cardinals and when the particular player on my team’s playing, that’s when I knew I had to quit,” “And I did, about 1999, 2000, something like that” External link

virginislandsdailynews Thursday, June 2, 2022 11:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We’re playing the long game,” “By the end of the season, Brandon is going to play in more games than he’s ever played” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, June 2, 2022 2:35:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We’re playing the long game,” “By the end of the season, Brandon is going to play in more games than he’s ever played” External link

dailynews Thursday, June 2, 2022 1:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s one of those situations you can’t jump to conclusions, I don’t think,” “You just be patient you trust the guy and get him ready for his next start” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 1, 2022 6:14:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “You have to have one thought, I think,” “Either you trust your people or you don’t. Either you like your guys or you don’t. I trust my guys. I trust my guys a lot. Fortunately, we got off to a wonderful start so that you could kind of absorb a moment like this. When you get off to a really bad start moments like this could be devastating. So that’s it. Either you trust your guys or you don’t, and I trust my guys” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 1, 2022 6:14:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think his whole game is accelerating,” “He’s young. He’s really young and he’s really raw but he’s really good. The more we get him out there, the more this game is going to smoothen out” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 1, 2022 2:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think his whole game is accelerating,” “He’s young. He’s really young and he’s really raw but he’s really good. The more we get him out there, the more this game is going to smoothen out” External link

dailynews Wednesday, June 1, 2022 1:48:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’m telling you, the offense is going to keep coming on,” “If you’re enjoying the defense, just be patient. The offense is going to show up” External link

dailynews Monday, May 30, 2022 7:31:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "He wants to pitch into the ninth inning and I know that," External link

longbeachstar Sunday, May 29, 2022 3:36:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "For my money, when he has his fastball command he should normally be pitching into the seventh, eighth and ninth inning," External link

longbeachstar Sunday, May 29, 2022 3:36:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s just not been out there often enough probably, no spring training limited time in the minor leagues,” “He did not have good jumps on the ball. The way he fumbled the last one was an issue also” External link

dailynews Sunday, May 29, 2022 11:00:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Just imagine, when Taylor’s in there, when Anthony’s in, and you start lining those names up, it’s kind of fun,” “Everybody gets in their right spot and you send that lineup over and the other team looks at it and they can’t decide who they can’t pitch to. They gotta pitch to everybody because everybody’s good” External link

eagletribune Sunday, May 29, 2022 10:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “You need that length in your lineup,” “You need your guys to be there. In the meantime, you have to be creative. That’s what we’re trying to do right now…It’s part of the long season” External link

eagletribune Sunday, May 29, 2022 10:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Nobody’s speaking to me specifically that he’s gotten better or worse on defense,” “I just keep hearing how well he’s been hitting. Jo’s time is going to come. I’ve said it a million times. I really like this guy a lot. I like his ways a lot. I like him. I like his personality. I like his makeup a lot. You just can’t microwave everything. It’s a patient process. When he gets here the next time, you want him to be able to stay here” External link

dailynews Sunday, May 29, 2022 4:58:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s not going to happen anytime soon,” External link

dailynews Sunday, May 29, 2022 4:58:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "He has a stiff back, but it's nothing serious, so I didn't want to push him right there," External link

longbeachstar Saturday, May 28, 2022 5:10:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He just wasn’t as sharp as he can be,” “The velocity was not that at that high number it’s been recently. The splitter was great at some times and other times not so good. None of his pitches were consistent tonight. I think that’s what he’s going to tell you. Sometimes they’re really good and other times they were not. It was just not his best night” External link

dailynews Friday, May 27, 2022 8:23:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It looked like he could have probably made that,” External link

dailynews Friday, May 27, 2022 8:23:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We had plenty of opportunities early and a little bit there at the end too,” “We just failed to hit with the runner in scoring position when we needed to, but we will. And they hit home runs against us tonight. I like the effort. I have no doubt with our guys that we’re gonna stay to stay there to the very end” External link

dailynews Friday, May 27, 2022 8:23:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s still a threat of him getting the big hit,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, May 27, 2022 4:20:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I want us to get to the point where we can send the second baseman out there almost to shake hands with him,” “Just hand him the ball. I would take that” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, May 27, 2022 4:20:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “This stuff is borderline where he had been,” “It’s just a matter of more precise execution. Maybe more opportunity was a part of it too. He’s still good. There’s a chance he may come back to us somehow. I doubt it. I like the guy a lot. He’s been here for several years now, did some really good work” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, May 27, 2022 4:20:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Taylor Ward ) : "Shohei loves to hit when he pitches," "He really believes he can influence the game, and I think he can, too. So until Ward is really ready to come back or Shohei absolutely needs a day off, we'll just stay with it the way it is" External link

eagletribune Thursday, May 26, 2022 10:05:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s still young and I don’t think he executed as well the next game as he did the no-hitter game,” “Knowing when to throw the breaking balls for strikes, and knowing when it should start as a strike and end as a ball – that’s when he’s got it all” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, May 26, 2022 7:56:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s up to the individual group, how they want to create their analytical department and what they perceive to be important,” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, May 26, 2022 6:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Taylor Ward ) : “Shohei loves to hit when he pitches,” “I believe he can, too. Until Ward’s really ready to come back or if Shohei absolutely needs a day off, we’ll just stay with the way it is” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, May 26, 2022 6:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Noah Syndergaard ) : “Noah’s always the same guy,” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, May 25, 2022 7:23:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I haven’t ruled that out, but Shohei is a pretty good DH too,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, May 25, 2022 4:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I like that idea, but I don’t think it’s reasonable to ask him right now,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, May 25, 2022 4:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “For right now we like to pitching the way it is,” “And I’m OK with the lesser bench in order to keep more pitching. I’m a believer in that” External link

dailynews Wednesday, May 25, 2022 4:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s been a big part of it,” “I think we recognize that here. I don’t think maybe on a national scope it’s understood. Our defense is probably the biggest reason why we’re in this position right now” External link

dailynews Monday, May 23, 2022 10:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I knew he’s working a lot at it,” External link

dailynews Monday, May 23, 2022 10:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Our ability to be in the right spot and catch the ball and complete plays has been the most fun part of this whole thing for me,” External link

dailynews Monday, May 23, 2022 10:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I don’t think it’s by any means an anomaly,” “These guys are capable of doing that stuff often and more consistently. When you have a game like tonight, of course the confidence soars” External link

dailynews Sunday, May 22, 2022 9:03:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We just have to be a little bit more assertive in the strike zone,” “It’s something that we’ve emphasized from the beginning of the year, and we just have to do a better job of that. The prep is great. The work is outstanding. It’s just up to us to make the adjustment” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, May 21, 2022 8:49:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We’ve just got to really do better offensively against them,” “We pitched well, and they pitched well. Bleeding into last year, a lot of our issues with them were that we did not hit them. That’s the primary issue we have playing that team” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, May 21, 2022 8:49:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I thought he threw the ball well again,” “The home run got him at the end, a couple of them did, but I like the aggressive nature. I like the stuff. He’s very confident. Seeing him repeatedly in a short amount of time probably helped them a little bit, but he still attacked and actually I thought he pitched really well” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, May 21, 2022 8:49:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Anybody that came up and scouted for the first time would look up the middle and say who’s that,” External link

dailynews Saturday, May 21, 2022 4:24:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think he looks better, I think his game’s matured a bit,” “That’s the best way to describe it” External link

dailynews Saturday, May 21, 2022 4:24:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I know we had that little miscommunication on the ground ball the other day but overall, I think there’s a higher level of maturity to his game,” “It’s slowed down a little bit. It’s not as quick. Some really good at-bats. Good at-bats and good moments” External link

dailynews Saturday, May 21, 2022 4:24:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We will get our bullpen right,” “I have a lot of faith in these guys. It’s been a very difficult moment. We could have also scored more runs, so it’s not always about the pitching” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 19, 2022 7:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We got the right guys coming up to add on,” “You really want to add on as a visiting club with the new rule, the runner at second base. So that was all there for us. We just did not take advantage of that” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 19, 2022 7:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “When you’re a great closer like he is, you’re gonna run into some bumps,” “Look around the league. Other guys have gone through the same thing. He just needs our support and he’ll get that” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 19, 2022 7:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Even though we’ve had one day off, with the doubleheader (on Saturday) our games played in the number of days is pretty heavy right now, and he’s played most of them,” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 19, 2022 3:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The guy’s got a good mound presence and attitude and stuff,” “Here’s my stuff. I’m not going to mess around. I’m not going to try to trick you. … That’s what I’ve got with the guy, and I love it. I don’t think it’s going to bother him where he’s pitching or who he’s pitching against” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, May 18, 2022 3:58:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We’re looking forward to playing deep into the season and into the playoffs and the World Series at the end of October,” “The more rest you can build up now, it’s going to pay dividends at the end” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, May 18, 2022 3:58:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I just look for bumps in self-confidence,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, May 17, 2022 7:59:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “An individual achievement like that is awesome within our game, especially for a young guy,” “It validates what you’re doing and could take you to another level. … It’s something that actually I think could bolster his confidence even more. The combination of pitching a complete game and a no-hitter, receiving an award like this, I just look for bumps in self-confidence” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, May 17, 2022 3:17:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s good to give our guys a little bit of a break,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, May 17, 2022 3:17:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “His batting practice is pretty impressive,” “He’s not tall (5-foot-9), but it’s hard to be stronger than him. That (homer) did not surprise any of us. He’s going to do that more often than you think. As he gains more confidence, it’s just about him identifying or understanding what he does best in the strike zone. Zero in on that and not give pitchers breaks by swinging at elevation and stuff in the dirt. Once he creates a finite strike zone, he can be pretty good” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, May 15, 2022 10:41:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s just a cumulative kind of thing for me,” “Everything’s interconnected. It’s never in a vacuum. It’s never in a bubble. So just try to stay with the plan, give the appropriate rest. It’s still May. I do believe that you reap the benefits in August and September if you take care of people right now” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, May 14, 2022 11:10:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon added : “Getting through the sixth was big because it set up our bullpen perfectly,” “I believe he [Silseth] can pitch like that often. He’s a strike-thrower with good stuff. Good fastball, really good splitter, nice little slider. So a great first impression” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, May 14, 2022 11:00:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "He's very good, very composed," "He was not fazed by anything. I like that about him" External link

longbeachstar Saturday, May 14, 2022 3:51:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "Putting guys in different situations is always about trust," "The more people that gain your trust, the better chance you have of staying strong all year" External link

longbeachstar Friday, May 13, 2022 2:12:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “When you create soft contact, your defense gets bigger,” “So that’s what I saw last night” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 12, 2022 1:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “You get efficient, early-count outs, you get 100 pitches in the eighth or ninth inning all the time,” “I love it. It’s more of an artistic form of playing the game. It’s not blunt. It’s not just trying to spin the ball at the top of the zone as hard as you can. Guys that pitch like that legitimately have a chance to pitch for a while” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 12, 2022 1:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “A lot of little things going on,” “Just give him a break today and then I think we’re gonna reap the benefits” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 12, 2022 1:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Just for your body looseness and flexibility, taking some swings on the other side can help you on your regular side,” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 12, 2022 1:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He had a much better mound presence tonight. He just looked and felt the part,” “Hopefully we are going to get a lot of residue of that in the future, because he’s capable of that. Maybe not of no-hitters, I’m just saying that’s how he should pitch. That’s what he should look like more often” External link

suntimes Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Austin Romine ) : “I’m a big fan of both of these guys,” “You saw Wallach (Monday) night. Look at his feet, he’s got great feet. His at-bats are good; the guy’s not an out. Romine, same thing, great defensive presence and his hitting has improved also” External link

dailynews Wednesday, May 11, 2022 3:41:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "He has booked better. I mean, when the ball is going on left center, he just been a little bit underneath everything and now the angles have gotten better off the bat. If we could keep them right there for the next several months," External link

foxnews Tuesday, May 10, 2022 2:24:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I like what he’s doing right now,” “He’s fulfilled his role as good as anybody right now” External link

dailynews Tuesday, May 10, 2022 3:58:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s always a chance when a guy comes up, there’s different things we can do,” “When a kid comes up like that and there’s a crack in the window, in the door, it could happen. Go put your best foot out there and force us to do something. I always want players to do that” External link

dailynews Saturday, May 7, 2022 6:46:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "I hope you don't start taking that for granted, like it's old hat," "It's just so unusual. It's otherworldly on this level of the game" External link

longbeachstar Friday, May 6, 2022 3:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Michael Lorenzen ) : “I said to someone ‘Go get Lorenzen,’ and they said ‘Well, he’s on a plane,’” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, May 5, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Just part of his program to get ready for a start,” “We have a couple of guys that have like really different kinds of programs. And I don’t interfere with it. I’m good with it. He might have to walk on the beach. I have no idea” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, May 5, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Michael Lorenzen ) : “I said to someone ‘Go get Lorenzen,’ and they said ‘Well, he’s on a plane,’” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 5, 2022 8:12:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Just part of his program to get ready for a start,” “We have a couple of guys that have like really different kinds of programs. And I don’t interfere with it. I’m good with it. He might have to walk on the beach. I have no idea” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 5, 2022 8:12:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “How many games have all these guys played in a year where they stay healthy?” “Normally it’s not 162. So if you could get guys off their feet, let baseball dictate to you the right time to give somebody a break. Give them a break. I like it” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 5, 2022 1:52:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "I thought we played great. I thought our defense was outstanding and we pitched well," "Normally you win games like that. I have a ton of faith in our offense, so (after) a game like that, you just take a shower, go home and come back the next day. ... We have to figure out a way to beat (good pitching)" External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, May 4, 2022 6:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "We're just going to wait a day or two to figure that out," External link

longbeachstar Tuesday, May 3, 2022 7:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "We actually pitched really well (Monday)," External link

longbeachstar Tuesday, May 3, 2022 7:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “To push him right now doesn’t seem like the right thing to do,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, May 3, 2022 2:50:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “To push him right now doesn’t seem like the right thing to do,” External link

click2houston Tuesday, May 3, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "We're going to wait a day or two to figure that out. He's feeling pretty good today," External link

longbeachstar Monday, May 2, 2022 10:53:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “To push him right now just doesn’t seem like the right thing to do,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, May 2, 2022 10:12:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We’re just going to wait a day or two to figure that out,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, May 2, 2022 10:12:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “To push him right now just doesn’t seem like the right thing to do,” External link

dailynews Monday, May 2, 2022 9:18:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We’re just going to wait a day or two to figure that out,” External link

dailynews Monday, May 2, 2022 9:18:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think he’s gonna be a very good major league pitcher and he’s going to be a big part of our success this year,” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, May 1, 2022 8:36:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "They're giving you flashes right now," "We need to get their feet on the ground to the point where they can compete in really tight games and meaningful times of the year. ... That has to be nurtured. I don't expect it overnight. You don't turn battleships on a dime" External link

longbeachstar Sunday, May 1, 2022 10:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Overall I thought he took a step forward today,” “Without getting too specific, there are other things he needs to do a little bit better. I talked to him even after after the game. I know (pitching coach Matt Wise) will throw it in there and so will (bullpen coach Dom Chiti). I have a lot of confidence in the kid. I think he’s gonna be a very good major-league pitcher and he’s gonna be a big part of our success this year. Sometimes you have to stay with people, especially if you believe in them” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, May 1, 2022 4:19:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It does make it more problematic,” External link

dailynews Saturday, April 30, 2022 10:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “take care of Fletch’s leg a little bit,” External link

dailynews Saturday, April 30, 2022 10:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "I have a lot of faith in the guy. I think he'll figure things out," "I think he'll make any kind of adjustment necessary" External link

longbeachstar Saturday, April 30, 2022 10:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He just didn’t feel well today coming out here, and we just had to call an audible,” External link

dailynews Saturday, April 30, 2022 2:17:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Noah Syndergaard ) : “You want to pop (Syndergaard) in there when he’s ready,” “Let’s just wait till after (Saturday). See what happens. If he’s well and it pours tomorrow and we go two on Sunday, then it answers its own questions” External link

dailynews Saturday, April 30, 2022 2:17:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about David Fletcher ) : “I think the biggest thing is just to readjust to how he’s being pitched,” “Fletcher actually is really good when he pulls the ball. He’s one of those guys. … I have a lot of faith in the guy. I think he’ll figure things out. I think he’ll make any kind of adjustment necessary” External link

dailynews Saturday, April 30, 2022 2:17:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’d like to see them being dynamic, being able to bunt – not only for a sacrifice but for a hit,” “You have to understand what that does to the psyche of the other team also. It really does. As Velazquez gets better at (bunting), we’ll use him even more with it. Wade’s the guy who knows what he’s doing there” External link

dailynews Friday, April 29, 2022 5:03:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Shohei did not have his best stuff early. He was relying too much on off-speed stuff,” “He got more aggressive on his fastball and the other pitches played better” External link

wkbn Thursday, April 28, 2022 4:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I went down to Jeremy (Reed) before the (Walsh vs. Gose) at-bat and said, ‘sometimes you’ve got to get a left-hander to get going period because he’s been struggling a little against right-handers too,’” External link

dailynews Thursday, April 28, 2022 7:39:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think that his confidence should go up,” External link

dailynews Thursday, April 28, 2022 7:39:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Health-wise he’s been running, but maybe not to his all-out abilities yet,” “We’re still checking on that. Otherwise, he’s been fine” External link

dailynews Thursday, April 28, 2022 7:39:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’m not into unwritten rules anyways,” External link

dailynews Thursday, April 28, 2022 4:32:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’m not concerned about anything except that he feels good” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, April 27, 2022 4:20:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He tries to do too much,” “If he can just stay in attack mode, that sinker is outstanding, the changeup is outstanding. I think as a starter he’s just trying to figure out, what should I do out here. I’ve got all these weapons. I’m a great athlete. I’m always feeling strong, so how do I go about this” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, April 26, 2022 7:51:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “That’s the difference in the game,” “If anything had changed right there, I don’t know if we would have been able to hang on” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, April 26, 2022 7:51:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I just felt he’s done a great job getting on base and he’s doing it for the 7-8-9 hitters,” “I figured let’s just put him at the top. He makes the most sense to me right there right now” External link

dailynews Tuesday, April 26, 2022 3:41:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We’re very close to getting away from that,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, April 26, 2022 3:41:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We’re just trying to be careful with him right now,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, April 26, 2022 3:41:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It wasn’t necessarily pleasurable. It started out well but then we just couldn’t get that hit,” “They kept fighting back, but we hung in there until the very end” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, April 25, 2022 6:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Matt Duffy ) : “You’re right — how do you get better if you don’t do it?” “But then you have Matt Duffy or Jack Mayfield sitting on the bench. Isn’t it a wiser thing to do, in the short term, (to play them)? Jared will keep getting better with it. He’ll still get opportunities. But right now, we have the right personnel mix” External link

eagletribune Saturday, April 23, 2022 9:49:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "The pop is real, the ball off the bat is real; he's a really big part of what we're doing," "Jackie plays that way. If you look at his minor-league numbers, they were good. It's not like this is a surprise. He is a classic example of somebody needing an opportunity" External link

longbeachstar Friday, April 22, 2022 5:42:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s so dedicated to becoming the best outfielder he can become right now,” “That’s what you’re seeing, him challenging himself to really improve his defense” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, April 21, 2022 2:13:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s so dedicated to becoming the best outfielder he can become right now,” “That’s what you’re seeing, him challenging himself to really improve his defense” External link

dailynews Thursday, April 21, 2022 1:33:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Although he made a lot of progress from yesterday till today, let’s wait for the night to be concluded,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, April 20, 2022 2:59:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He was pulling a lot of his pitches,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, April 20, 2022 2:59:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "I don't know yet. He's sore," "His hand is sore. It's in an awkward spot. That's truly the old day-to-day situation" External link

longbeachstar Tuesday, April 19, 2022 3:38:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "He had a ton of tickets out there and he's not feeling good about that either," External link

longbeachstar Tuesday, April 19, 2022 3:38:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I thought we started out really well,” “We did a lot of things again tonight. We just could not hold them back towards the end, obviously, but I like the way we came out. We’re missing a couple of key players, however. I like the way we played” External link

dailynews Tuesday, April 19, 2022 7:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s got a ton of tickets out there today,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, April 19, 2022 2:32:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "I just decided, let's get it looked at, get some ice on it and get you back sooner," External link

arkansasonline Monday, April 18, 2022 10:45:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "I just decided, let’s get it looked at, get some ice on it and get you back sooner," External link

foxnews Monday, April 18, 2022 6:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It was just another game where everybody contributed,” “And that’s the fun part about when you win a series like this and everybody feels a part of it. It makes a difference” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, April 18, 2022 1:56:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "He'll play as often as he can," "It depends on who the other (corner) outfielder is if he's in right or left. That's still up for debate. But I want his bat out there as often as we can" External link

longbeachstar Sunday, April 17, 2022 9:17:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “His home run was a big at-bat at the time, getting the extra runs,” External link

japantoday Sunday, April 17, 2022 9:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There will be ways to get everybody in,” External link

dailynews Sunday, April 17, 2022 2:37:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The balk’s what really hurt,” “The balk made it a two-run moment as opposed to a one-run moment, which I was perfectly happy with” External link

taipeitimes Saturday, April 16, 2022 8:29:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s starting to do Shohei things again,” External link

taipeitimes Saturday, April 16, 2022 8:29:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Corey Seager ) : "I thought by walking Seager there, of course, just trying to stay out of a big blow," External link

foxnews Saturday, April 16, 2022 8:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “His command wasn’t as sharp. He started out with a good velocity. Then that came down a bit, but an 0-2 grand slam from a No. 9 hitter on one of his best pitches is really unusual,” “He wasn’t on top of this game. It’s going to happen” External link

buffalonews Friday, April 15, 2022 7:57:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "His command wasn’t as sharp. He started out with a good velocity. Then that came down a bit, but an 0-2 grand slam from a No. 9 hitter on one of his best pitches is really unusual," "He wasn’t on top of this game. It’s going to happen" External link

foxnews Friday, April 15, 2022 3:54:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s going to want to play,” “We appreciate that about him. He’s tough” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, April 13, 2022 2:30:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s just underneath some pitches that I thought he was squaring up,” “He could hit a breaking ball over those rocks. He can really crush a breaking ball. I think from what I saw some were just a little too wide. He has to narrow it down and get them over the plate a little bit. If he catches a strike breaking ball, it’s going to go really far” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, April 12, 2022 6:20:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The thing about guys bunting that don’t normally bunt, it always seems better when they decide to do it on their own, as opposed to getting a sign. Getting a sign has a tendency to tighten people up,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, April 12, 2022 6:20:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon told : “Don’t be deceived. We’re very close to Houston,” External link

houstonchronicle Monday, April 11, 2022 6:09:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s a big man with long levers, and he’s a strike-thrower,” “He’s a pitcher, he’s not out there just throwing. He’s not primal at all. I think that sustains him, and I think that’s why it could be good for years to come, because he’s not just living and dying on velocity” External link

eagletribune Saturday, April 9, 2022 10:25:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We didn’t have the same bullpen (as on Opening Day),” “We tried to piece it together that way, and it just did not want to work. They got us” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, April 9, 2022 9:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I thought he did everything right,” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, April 9, 2022 9:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Jose Rojas ) : “I’m going to get them all out there,” “For today, I’m going to get Cookie (Rojas) out there. He, among all the group, is probably having as good of at-bats as anybody there in camp” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, April 9, 2022 4:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s really no strong reason behind it,” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, April 9, 2022 4:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “That’s why we needed to have 10 (relievers), to really make sure we have enough to cover,” “That’s just the way it works right now. You might find a matchup you don’t like because of that. That’s the way it’s going to roll for a little bit” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, April 9, 2022 4:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Shohei, once again, nothing is too big for him,” “Nothing is too quick for him. I thought he looked really good... I loved our effort. I loved everything about us today” External link

taipeitimes Friday, April 8, 2022 9:17:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "He's going to get so much better," "There's still a lot for him to learn and how to utilize what he has. There's not many guys with a curveball like that and a curveball-slider combination" External link

irishsun Friday, April 8, 2022 4:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “That’s what I think the big difference is,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 8, 2022 12:19:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "You can't get to the dance, you can't get to the last game and win it, unless you have pitching," "The teams that are in the playoffs and eventually win, their pitching staffs are always at the top of the list in all the relevant categories" External link

eagletribune Thursday, April 7, 2022 1:46:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Compared to some other things, that to me is probably the best thing that has come out so far is that device,” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, April 6, 2022 6:17:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “With the veteran guys we’ve acquired, the younger guys are going to have more time,” “With the experiences that they’ll have, I believe they’re going to be good bullpen pieces for the future too” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, April 5, 2022 7:03:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The skill level of all these guys, when you go Adell and Marsh, it’s pretty nice,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, April 5, 2022 10:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’m hoping not very long,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, April 5, 2022 6:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Texted with him after the game and said, ‘Hey, how about we do this, come out today, go through a full workout, get everything in,’” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, April 5, 2022 6:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “But that’s not to say it can’t go the other way, too,” “It’s really interesting. It’s nice depth and these are good players. We’ll figure it out after tomorrow’s game. … We’ve had some really lively conversations, which I’ve really enjoyed” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, April 5, 2022 6:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s not easy to find that guy that can excel at both arenas,” “It’s just it’s not easy to find. You see pitchers that can hit a little, but the physical toll and the mental toll that that takes, it takes a unique person. I’m sure it’s gonna happen again. I’m not saying it’s not. I don’t know you’re gonna find somebody to do it at his level in the near future” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, April 4, 2022 8:30:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I know it’s spring training, but he was getting some strikeouts tonight,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, April 4, 2022 12:37:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The Angels are pushing people out,” “Young players are pushing veteran players out. That’s a good thing when that occurs” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, April 4, 2022 6:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “As they walked out the door, that’s when they started to show how they felt,” “A little shake and shimmy on the way out the door. … The reaction is always interesting. They try not to scream. They did a good job of containing their emotions” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, April 4, 2022 6:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “You saw him a couple years ago when he came up in 2020 and where he’s at right now,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, April 4, 2022 6:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He still has several things to fight through to get better at,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, April 4, 2022 6:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s just a reflection of the ascension of some young players, it really is,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, April 4, 2022 6:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “This is the perfect opportunity to get him on the field to show us that he belongs here right now,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, April 4, 2022 6:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “All the people like me will be gone, or will not have enough influence to say anything,” “The group coming up will embrace it because they’ve been told to embrace it” External link

eagletribune Saturday, April 2, 2022 1:48:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s really a bright young man,” “He’s a baseball player. He plays a complete game. He understands the game really well. I like him. I like the energy that he plays with. Coming from New York, you know he’s played in situations where you have to perform and he gets that. There’s a lot to like there” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, April 2, 2022 12:14:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s hard to run away from a bat like that,” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, March 31, 2022 11:52:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Last year, we kept him on a team because we saw a lot of the same thing (hitting well in spring training),” “I think the difference now is he’s going to do that during the season. When he came up the second time, I thought we all saw the real talent there. The first time it might have got a little bit quick on him, but right now the guy’s a major-league hitter” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, March 31, 2022 11:52:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Jack Mayfield proved to me last year that he was a lot more than I thought,” “With the bat and in the field when he was in Houston, the way they used him, I just thought he was a Judy, just slap the ball around a little bit. Give a guy a day off because they had nobody else. But that’s not true. This guy’s really good. He’s a good defender. He’s good base runner. He’s got pop. He’s a great teammate. He’s a tough guy. Never complains… I don’t think there’d be any manager in the league that would not like to have him once you get to know everything that he can do and what he’s about. He’s good” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, March 31, 2022 11:52:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “His strike zone is really structured right now,” “He’s going to play a team game. As Mike (Trout) heats up, as Anthony (Rendon) gets hotter, the pitchers are going to come to him, but in the meantime, he’ll take his walks to set up everybody else” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, March 30, 2022 3:34:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The plan is there is no plan,” “Just like with Shohei, the plan is to react to the day. How are you feeling? What does the game look like? In between starts will be critical. Going into the next start to see if there’s any kind of a red flag. I’m a little sorer than normal, that kind of thing. But he’s eager. He’s eager to get out there. He doesn’t want any kind of restrictions on him either, which I, if I’m an athlete, I prefer working that way” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, March 29, 2022 10:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think we get too smart sometimes,” “And I told him I never want to get in the way of a player’s greatness. So go ahead and be great” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, March 29, 2022 10:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “You have to get to the playoffs first. If you’re going to be restrictive in your plan, and then you lose a couple games where you could have not been so restrictive, then all of a sudden you aren’t in the playoffs” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, March 29, 2022 10:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The guy’s a big-league player,” “Anybody that’s confused by that, don’t be confused. He’s a major-league player. He just needs opportunity. What he’s got to work on is defense, and (the coaches) have been attacking that” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, March 29, 2022 10:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He has talent at the plate,” “When you have talent at the plate, teams have a way to find a spot for you. So whatever he’s done in the minor-league level with the bat, he’s going to do on the major-league level with the bat. There’s no doubt in my mind” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, March 29, 2022 10:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s going to get faster as we go along,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, March 29, 2022 2:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s not going to be perfect from the beginning, but I thought he moved around well,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, March 29, 2022 2:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “a big part of the conversation” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 28, 2022 11:51:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “If you look at the other guys that will be on this team that’ll hit right handed, who have hit lefties very well, it might be difficult to walk away from that regardless,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 28, 2022 11:51:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s no ifs, ands or buts,” “We’ve got to be way better in our division. Getting off to a good start could make all the difference in the world. I don’t want us to wait. I don’t us to start the season in neutral” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 28, 2022 11:51:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s just tough in the sense of, of course you don’t want to see negative publicity heaped upon your group,” External link

nytimes Monday, March 28, 2022 3:27:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I was there, I knew Donnie really well,” External link

nytimes Monday, March 28, 2022 3:27:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “You don’t ever want to get in the way of someone’s greatness,” External link

nytimes Monday, March 28, 2022 3:27:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s getting there. I can’t tell you that yet. He’s young. He’s very inexperienced. Today we want to microwave stuff all the time. … I prefer that he just takes his time and understands the game completely” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 28, 2022 12:52:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon told : “Anybody can hit a homer or steal a base, but that’s the kind of at-bat that keeps you in the big leagues,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 28, 2022 12:52:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I cannot be more impressed with improvement with a young player in a very short period of time,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 28, 2022 12:52:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “His physical (hitting) mechanics have improved so much in a short amount of time you normally don’t see that,” “Combine that with he also has a really strong mental approach. He’s pretty good at organizing the strike zone and making pitchers throw the ball over the plate. He’s not a big chase guy. And you’ve seen the power” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 28, 2022 12:52:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Even on popups, just watch how he catches the ball with his feet,” “His feet are always moving. His arm has gotten better” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 28, 2022 12:52:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s very excited about it,” “Typically, he handles things with very limited emotion. Of course, he’s happy about it. He’s earned the right to do that” External link

japantimes Sunday, March 27, 2022 5:32:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon told : “There’s no playbook. There’s no set way of doing this,” External link

bostonglobe Sunday, March 27, 2022 2:30:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Shohei has his own methods of doing things,” “Placekickers, punters, guys that do something different within a professional team, sometimes do things differently. There’s nobody on this whole roster that does what he does. There’s nobody in the entire industry that does what he does” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, March 27, 2022 1:11:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s been able to throw a variety of different pitches,” “He’s got great makeup. He could keep both sides of the plate off balance. He’s going to keep getting better at what he does” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, March 26, 2022 3:16:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "It was, 'Well if I have to,' something like that," External link

longbeachstar Saturday, March 26, 2022 2:53:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon told : "It's wonderful news for us," External link

longbeachstar Saturday, March 26, 2022 2:53:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Shohei has earned the right to do this,” “So there really wasn’t that much of a concern or discussion among the other names. We’ve been talking about this from the beginning. We’ve been we’ve been setting it up for this” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, March 26, 2022 12:11:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Typically he handled things with limited emotion,” “Of course, he’s happy about it. I think his response was ‘Well, if I have to.’ He’s thrilled about it. He’s earned the right to do that. It’s exciting for everybody” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, March 26, 2022 12:11:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “My expectation is the same method that we’ve employed last year,” “That’s my expectation. And that would be including him on a daily basis, or the night before, especially in regards to making those decisions. I thought it went well. So we’ll continue with that same method this year” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, March 26, 2022 12:11:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “By adding an extra day in there, I think you have the ability to keep guys well,” “And every time they pitch, they should have their maximum stuff. I think that’s the the bane of the fifth starter for years, the drop-off. If he pitches .500, we’ll take it. I’ve thought about this a lot. This is even pre-Shohei. It made more sense to me that you could find six that you like. By the time we start, we’re gonna have six that we like. I mean really like” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, March 26, 2022 12:11:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I don’t see the same stress on his face as I saw last year,” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, March 24, 2022 11:30:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think it’s probably true. It’s wonderful news for us,” External link

japantimes Wednesday, March 23, 2022 1:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s deserved based on what he’s able to do … that he is a true two-way player,” “It just makes sense. Part of it is the allure of him” External link

japantimes Wednesday, March 23, 2022 1:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “You could make the argument that he might be the only guy who actually gets to utilize that with any kind of consistency,” “If he has a bad outing, he’s able to stay in the game longer” External link

japantimes Wednesday, March 23, 2022 1:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It should be the ‘Sho Rule,’ a new definition of the show,” External link

japantimes Wednesday, March 23, 2022 1:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s wonderful news for us,” “He might be the only guy who can utilize it with any sort of consistency. From our perspective, it’s deserved based on what he can do” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, March 23, 2022 2:38:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Whatever we decide upon, there’s gonna be a lot of depth there,” “It’s very competent players. Whether it’s at short or at second base, the ability to get to baseballs, turn double plays, high intellect. I just like the way it’s shaping up. … I like what we have a lot, not a little bit” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 21, 2022 2:14:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Talk to Fletch, ‘What do you think of this?” “He says, ‘I don’t care. Just tell me where to go.’ Ask Wade the same question and he has the same answer. Ask Velazquez and he has the same answer. Ask Rengifo. There is no ego. No ‘I’ve got to play here’ or ‘I’ve got to play there.’ They are good anywhere” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 21, 2022 2:14:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “One of my thoughts about the game is to respect 90. Meaning, respect the distance of 90 feet from home plate to first,” External link

denverpost Sunday, March 20, 2022 4:25:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Anthony Rendon ) : “It’s possible Shohei could hit No. 1,” “As long as Anthony is here, that makes things different. I haven’t decided on that yet. I do like Shohei hitting No. 2, but I also like him hitting No. 1” External link

japantimes Sunday, March 20, 2022 9:05:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “They’re established – well, there is one established and there could be two established – major-league relievers,” “These are even-or-ahead guys, so you can count on them if the score is even or you’re ahead. The more of those guys you have in your bullpen, the better off you are” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, March 19, 2022 12:13:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think it makes us better in the present and it’s going to make us better in the future,” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, March 19, 2022 12:13:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “They’re established – well, there is one established and there could be two established – major-league relievers,” “These are even-or-ahead guys, so you can count on them if the score is even or you’re ahead. The more of those guys you have in your bullpen, the better off you are” External link

dailynews Friday, March 18, 2022 11:17:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think it makes us better in the present and it’s going to make us better in the future,” External link

dailynews Friday, March 18, 2022 11:17:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s hard to imagine he’s going to do more this year than he did last year,” “I’ll take a repeat performance, adding maybe several more innings as a pitcher. But he’s just a different animal. He’s a good man that happens to be a really good baseball player” External link

click2houston Wednesday, March 16, 2022 3:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "It’s hard to imagine he’s going to do more this year than he did last year," "I’ll take a repeat performance, adding maybe several more innings as a pitcher. But he’s just a different animal. He’s a good man that happens to be a really good baseball player" External link

foxnews Wednesday, March 16, 2022 2:49:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s hard to imagine he’s going to do more this year than he did last year,” “I’ll take a repeat performance, adding maybe several more innings as a pitcher” External link

dailynews Wednesday, March 16, 2022 1:24:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We’re gonna put him in center field,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, March 15, 2022 6:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We were not permitted to talk to people, and I didn’t get to him in time, and it was just a conversation we were having,” “But the conclusion was, we always had to talk to Mike about it and see how he feels, and he feels really good” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, March 15, 2022 6:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s no other way to find out anything anymore, right?” “We talked about it. He’s fine” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, March 15, 2022 6:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s a lot to discuss and we haven’t had a chance to discuss it,” “We will. No conclusions have been made. None. But I would be disingenuous if I didn’t tell you this has been part of the conversation. It has” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 14, 2022 12:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “To play center field everyday in the big leagues, coming off a severe injury, it’s not going to be easy,” “Then again playing the corner is not that easy. Playing left field in our ballpark, it actually gets big” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 14, 2022 12:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We’re definitely trending in the right direction, but I think we still have to get a bit thicker, if we can,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 14, 2022 12:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “When I saw him in Yankee Stadium, I liked what I saw,” “I know he’s got that reputation too. It really is a competition. I’m not I’m not giving the edge to anyone” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 14, 2022 12:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’m not anticipating a lot of change,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 14, 2022 12:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Of course I’d like to remain here, but we’ll see how it plays out,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, March 14, 2022 12:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He sort of wagged his finger at me,” External link

dailynews Saturday, December 25, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There are two things people still don’t realize,” External link

dailynews Saturday, December 25, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Yu Darvish ) : “I managed Yu Darvish in Chicago and Shohei is very similar,” External link

dailynews Saturday, December 25, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "He signed on to do exactly what he's doing," External link

japantimes Friday, November 19, 2021 4:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Shohei came to the States to play among the best on both sides of the ball and he accomplished that mission on the highest level,” External link

dailynews Friday, November 19, 2021 3:23:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Everything that he did this year, is just going to permit him to have even more confidence next year, so I wouldn’t ask him to do anything else,” “I would like to see him replicate it and add some more innings next year. That’s about it” External link

eagletribune Monday, October 4, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s a good way to wrap it up for the year, other than being able to participate a little bit longer,” External link

eagletribune Monday, October 4, 2021 4:39:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Just a fabulous, fabulous year and there is only one person who could replicate it and it’s him,” External link

eagletribune Monday, October 4, 2021 4:39:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “To pull that off would have been spectacular,” “Absolutely. And we had it in our grasp and we then we lost it” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, October 3, 2021 8:35:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think it’s it is good to see that,” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, October 3, 2021 8:35:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “In my mind’s eye, that’s what we’re looking forward to,” “That’s what it’s supposed to look and feel like. And we have to work very hard to get to this point all year long” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, October 3, 2021 8:35:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s met all the expectations for me,” “I like what I’m seeing a lot … You’re seeing plus plus defense and speed. At the plate, I know you’re noticing the ball off the bat, how hard he hit the baseball to all fields. That’s going to just keep getting better” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, October 3, 2021 4:31:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s brutally frank, brutally honest,” “Both ways I mean. Either it’s complimentary or what they need to hear on, I guess, the negative side of things. There is no gray area. By the time anybody leaves that room, there is no gray. I’ll tell you that. It’s black and white. You get it. It’s beautiful. It’s absolutely beautiful” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, October 3, 2021 4:31:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s met all the expectations for me,” “I like what I’m seeing a lot … You’re seeing plus plus defense and speed. At the plate, I know you’re noticing the ball off the bat, how hard he hit the baseball to all fields. That’s going to just keep getting better” External link

dailynews Sunday, October 3, 2021 3:50:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s brutally frank, brutally honest,” “Both ways I mean. Either it’s complimentary or what they need to hear on, I guess, the negative side of things. There is no gray area. By the time anybody leaves that room, there is no gray. I’ll tell you that. It’s black and white. You get it. It’s beautiful. It’s absolutely beautiful” External link

dailynews Sunday, October 3, 2021 3:50:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "Our guys got that opportunity to get to feel what it's like to go to the playoffs," "It definitely had that vibe (Friday)" External link

longbeachstar Saturday, October 2, 2021 5:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “If he went five innings, 75 pitches, I think we would all enjoy that,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, October 2, 2021 9:31:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “If he went five innings, 75 pitches, I think we would all enjoy that,” External link

kiro7 Saturday, October 2, 2021 9:22:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s definitely earned the right to come in and be part of the rotation,” “It’s pretty much his to lose” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, October 2, 2021 8:58:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “That’s what it needs to look like,” “You’ve got to pitch better than good pitching. And they have an outstanding pitching staff” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, October 2, 2021 8:58:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “If he went five innings, 75 pitches, I think we would all enjoy that,” External link

click2houston Saturday, October 2, 2021 8:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "Just talking with him, he just felt it was the right time to shut 'er down, so that's what we're going to do," External link

longbeachstar Friday, October 1, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "I haven't do-ne a full postmortem thing, but superficially, my gosh, what he's done has never been done before," "We've talked about it a thousand times. And to finish as strongly as he did in 130 innings, this could not have worked out any better" External link

longbeachstar Friday, October 1, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "This is the first year of a lot of groundbreaking stuff by him, and I think it's going to continue," "The guy is really driven. He takes care of himself perfectly, and he's going to keep getting better as he understands what people are trying to do to him" External link

longbeachstar Friday, October 1, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “This is the first year of a lot of ground-breaking stuff by him,” “I think it’s going to continue” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 30, 2021 4:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s really nothing left to prove on the mound,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, September 30, 2021 4:27:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Bay Rays ) : "I try to avoid comparisons, but he looks very similar to when I had him in Tampa Bay," "There's no difference. The velocity is the same. When that split is on, it's devastating. He's competitive and he's a great athlete. I don't know what the future holds for him or what his intentions are, but what I saw the last two times, it's what I saw in the past" External link

longbeachstar Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:04:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "There’s really nothing left to prove on the mound," External link

foxnews Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "Going back to spring training when Perry was totally on board with him not having any kind of limitation, I think this could not have worked out any better" "I think 130 (innings) is a really nice number going into next year" External link

foxnews Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "If anybody misconstrues that as though he wants to leave, that’s trying to connect some dots that weren’t necessarily what he, not at all what he said," External link

foxnews Thursday, September 30, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s really nothing left to prove on the mound,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Going back to spring training when Perry was totally on board with him not having any kind of limitation, I think this could not have worked out any better” “I think 130 (innings) is a really nice number going into next year” External link

eagletribune Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “If anybody misconstrues that as though he wants to leave, that’s trying to connect some dots that weren’t necessarily what he, not at all what he said,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, September 30, 2021 8:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “That’s as good as he looked right there,” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, September 30, 2021 7:21:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It was a pretty complete game on our part,” “Outstanding pitching. That’s as good as our bullpen can look right there. Nice team win” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, September 30, 2021 7:21:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s really nothing left to prove on the mound,” External link

japantoday Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Going back to spring training when Perry was totally on board with him not having any kind of limitation, I think this could not have worked out any better” “I think 130 (innings) is a really nice number going into next year” External link

japantoday Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “If anybody misconstrues that as though he wants to leave, that’s trying to connect some dots that weren’t necessarily what he, not at all what he said,” External link

japantoday Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon told : "Just talking with him, he just felt it was the right time to shut her down, so that's what we're going to do," External link

longbeachstar Thursday, September 30, 2021 5:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "Everything he did this year, I think is just going to permit him to have more confidence next year," "I would obviously like to see him replicate it and add more innings next year. That's about it" External link

longbeachstar Thursday, September 30, 2021 5:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s really nothing left to prove on the mound,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, September 30, 2021 4:21:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s really nothing left to prove on the mound,” “I think he’s exceeded expectations on the mound this year. Anybody that would have thought he would go 130 innings and put up those kind of numbers, strikeouts, the walks, ERA, everything that he’s done. I think that’s sufficient” External link

dailynews Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:34:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “What he’s done has never been done before,” “We’ve talked about that a thousand times. And then to finish as strongly as he did, at 130 innings. … This could not have worked out any better. I think 130 is a really nice number going into next year” External link

dailynews Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:34:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The hitting side of things, there’s still some things to chase right now which we’re all into,” “We’re hoping that he accomplishes those things. But it was right just to put the pitching down right now” External link

dailynews Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:34:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s such a respectful young man and I know he wants to get out there and show us where he’s at right now,” “And I think it’s the right thing to do” External link

dailynews Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:34:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s really nothing left to prove on the mound,” External link

click2houston Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:50:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s really nothing left to prove on the mound,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:49:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We all feel the same way, we all want to win,” External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, September 29, 2021 12:20:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Justin Upton ) : “If you wanted to speak in theoretical terms before the season begins, you would think that (Upton is best in the middle),” “But in reality, it’s turned out this way seems to be our best method right now. I’m in no hurry to get J-Up out of the leadoff spot” External link

dailynews Monday, June 21, 2021 8:32:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s one of those things the pitcher naturally reacts, and sometimes pitchers need to stay out of the way,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, June 21, 2021 4:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “That should be shown for a while,” “That was more than unlikely. Unbelievable… That was one of the better double plays I’ve seen” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, June 21, 2021 4:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I did think about it, but I don’t want to mess with his mojo right now,” “It’s been fabulous. There’s been a lot of action at the bottom and he’s really taken care of it well” External link

dailynews Monday, June 21, 2021 12:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I didn’t want to mess with Fletch,” “He’s been going so well. It’s No. 9, but so many things are happening. He’s setting up the top guys on getting on in front of him. There’s still a lot of work to be done down there” External link

dailynews Monday, June 21, 2021 12:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The skill level has always been really good,” “I just think his focus overall has been first-rate. There’s just little things we’ve always talked about. Little mental mistakes that we wanted to see eradicated. Now he hasn’t been here that long, but so far so good” External link

dailynews Monday, June 21, 2021 12:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "He is dangerous from line to line right now. In every part of his game, it cannot be better," External link

manilatimes Sunday, June 20, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "He was going along wonderfully and lost his tempo when I had to get him (in the sixth inning)," "This is another wonderful outing to build off of. As he gets more chances down the road, he can go more deeply" External link

manilatimes Sunday, June 20, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s making it very difficult regarding decision-making, in a good way,” “Give him credit. I’ve always believed this was in him. Now he’s showing it. He’s taking advantage of the opportunity” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, June 20, 2021 9:28:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Somebody asked me today, ‘what does it mean to play like it’s 1985?’ There’s your answer,” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, June 20, 2021 9:28:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s making it very difficult regarding decision-making, in a good way,” “Give him credit. I’ve always believed this was in him. Now he’s showing it. He’s taking advantage of the opportunity” External link

dailynews Sunday, June 20, 2021 9:04:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Somebody asked me today, ‘what does it mean to play like it’s 1985?’ There’s your answer,” External link

dailynews Sunday, June 20, 2021 9:04:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "I just don't function that way," "This is an opportunity for him to showcase even more. I believe he'll handle it properly. Nobody knows if someone will get hurt or if it affects performance afterward. It's all conjecture" External link

longbeachstar Saturday, June 19, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Nothing about him is difficult because the communication is so good,” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, June 19, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "I'm not as against that as others," "I just don't like it when it becomes never-ending. There's got to be a more finite way of doing it. It can be exhausting" External link

usaToday Friday, June 18, 2021 10:54:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "There's a method; there needs to be a grittiness about Angels teams," "That's how we made our mark -- playing the game properly, relentless execution of fundamentals. You know you're in for a hand-to-hand combat situation when you play against us. That's what I'm looking for. That's the vibe" External link

longbeachstar Friday, June 18, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s so wonderful to get back to some normalcy,” External link

dailynews Friday, June 18, 2021 7:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s a better path to the ball,” “If you remember what his problems were when he got too steep and was swinging totally uphill, they were beating him with elevated fastballs. They can’t do that anymore. He is able to cover” External link

dailynews Friday, June 18, 2021 4:47:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “If you look at Shohei’s results, he’s done pretty well with him,” “I’m not worried about Stassi at all, but at this point, it’s worked out pretty well and I don’t want to run away from it. At some point, Stassi is going to have to catch him too” External link

dailynews Friday, June 18, 2021 4:47:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "He's better than we thought or expected," "He went through a couple tests outside with the trainers. We expect him to be out a couple days, which is good news. I guess it was a mild strain of sorts. ... That's the initial report" External link

longbeachstar Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’m not giving up on it,” “I’m not giving up on the concept. It just hasn’t played out that way yet. But I think overall, maybe some guys to this point have not performed at the level that we thought they would, but I think we’re starting to see that they are going in that direction” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:13:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “As an industry and moving forward and really trying to create the best version of our game that we can to make it interesting for us and for kids that may want to play in the future, I think it’s the right thing to do,” “It is really an unfair advantage. And that unfair advantage can also be defined in regards to games with greater resources possibly. I’m not talking about getting better sticky stuff, I’m talking about getting better players that then utilize enhancements like this that make them even better” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Better than we thought or expected,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:26:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He was right at 100 pitches,” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “As an industry and moving forward and really trying to create the best version of our game that we can to make it interesting for us and for kids that may want to play in the future, I think it’s the right thing to do,” “It is really an unfair advantage. And that unfair advantage can also be defined in regards to games with greater resources possibly. I’m not talking about getting better sticky stuff, I’m talking about getting better players that then utilize enhancements like this that make them even better” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:19:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Better than we thought or expected,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:19:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’m kind of pleased with it all,” “I don’t want to offend anybody on our team, absolutely not, but as an industry and moving forward and really trying to create the best version of our game that we possibly can to make it interesting for us and for young kids that may want to play in the future, I think it’s the right thing to do. It is really an unfair advantage” External link

dailynews Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:47:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think the more that’s attached to it, I want to believe, the less likely it’s going to occur,” “So if you really want to eradicate it, you’ve got to really dig down and do so” External link

dailynews Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:47:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’m kind of pleased with it all,” “I don’t want to offend anybody on our team, absolutely not, but as an industry and moving forward and really trying to create the best version of our game that we possibly can to make it interesting for us and for young kids that may want to play in the future, I think it’s the right thing to do. It is really an unfair advantage” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think the more that’s attached to it, I want to believe, the less likely it’s going to occur,” “So if you really want to eradicate it, you’ve got to really dig down and do so” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:34:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s better than we had thought or expected,” “We expect him to be out just a couple days, which is great news” External link

dailynews Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:16:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “All the needles are pointing in the direction that he should be able to play when we get back home,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:16:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon told : "He went in for an examination, everything's coming along really well, the healing process is definitely occurring," External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:27:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "I'm not as against that as others," "I just don't like it when it becomes never-ending. There's got to be a more finite way of doing it. It can be exhausting. But again, it's something where I would want to ask him how he felt about it. He will be honest. I don't think this is something you want to force him to do or not to do" External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:27:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "It would be kind of a stretch, I think, right now from what I’m hearing," "Who knows how things could change? But you just really want to make sure that this injury is healed properly. Just to push it to get him in the All-Star Game to me would not be wise" External link

foxnews Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "Eventually soon he’ll be able to jog a little bit, but the baseball activities are still a little far away," External link

foxnews Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It would be kind of a stretch, I think, right now from what I’m hearing,” “Who knows how things could change? But you just really want to make sure that this injury is healed properly. Just to push it to get him in the All-Star Game to me would not be wise” External link

usaToday Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Eventually soon he’ll be able to jog a little bit, but the baseball activities are still a little far away,” External link

usaToday Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Just be aggressive on defense and make sure everybody’s on the same page,” “Having the right guys out there being healthy matters too” External link

dailynews Sunday, June 13, 2021 11:38:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "He's taking the opportunity and running with it," "For me, he's just more comfortable in his major league skin. Just the way he's going about his day, even when he's not pitching" External link

longbeachstar Sunday, June 13, 2021 4:28:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "I think he's morphing into a better version of a major league pitcher just by handling the moment," "I think stuff-wise, he's the same, but it's a better application of his stuff" External link

longbeachstar Sunday, June 13, 2021 4:28:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Baseball has a cruel way of making its own decisions,” “Just play it out. You do like the depth. You do want people to do well. Something’s probably going to happen that you’re going to need him” External link

dailynews Sunday, June 13, 2021 4:24:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “One of my favorite signs of a really solid group is when you win in extra innings on the road,” External link

dailynews Sunday, June 13, 2021 4:24:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Baseball has a cruel way of making its own decisions,” “Just play it out. You do like the depth. You do want people to do well. Something’s probably going to happen that you’re going to need him” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, June 13, 2021 4:15:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “One of my favorite signs of a really solid group is when you win in extra innings on the road,” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, June 13, 2021 4:15:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I don’t care how long you’ve played and how much you’ve accomplished, confidence can wane,” “When it takes a leave of absence, it’s tough. It’s all about confidence. I want to believe this game today can get him rolling. Those were crispy coming off his bat” External link

dailynews Sunday, June 13, 2021 3:16:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Pretty much a brilliant night for Shohei,” External link

taipeitimes Saturday, June 12, 2021 7:57:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’ve only seen this guy hit,” “I’ve seen him actually be a good hitter. I’ve never seen a time where he wasn’t” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, June 12, 2021 5:32:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There was kind of lag in the swing, like a golf club where you kind of shallow the club,” “He was trying to lift everything. Now he’s way more direct to the ball” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, June 12, 2021 5:32:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’ve only seen this guy hit,” “I’ve seen him actually be a good hitter. I’ve never seen a time where he wasn’t” External link

dailynews Saturday, June 12, 2021 4:52:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There was kind of lag in the swing, like a golf club where you kind of shallow the club,” “He was trying to lift everything. Now he’s way more direct to the ball” External link

dailynews Saturday, June 12, 2021 4:52:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "There are a lot of little subplots coming together and making for this to be a pretty good moment right now," External link

longbeachstar Friday, June 11, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "He really operated the curveball well today," "The curveball, I think, is a really good pitch, and it gives every hitter a different velocity and speed to be concerned with" External link

foxnews Thursday, June 10, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He really operated the curveball well today,” “The curveball, I think, is a really good pitch, and it gives every hitter a different velocity and speed to be concerned with” External link

eagletribune Thursday, June 10, 2021 9:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think they’re gaining more confidence in what they’re doing,” External link

dailynews Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:39:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I don’t think you’re going to see it coming anytime soon in a game,” “It’s just a rotational thing that helps them feel looser in the core and the trunk” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, June 10, 2021 4:24:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The back of the baseball card tells me that he will (improve),” “He’s not hurt. He had been hurt. I think he was really getting rolling and he just has not recaptured the form yet. But he’s well. He’s young. He’s really good. I believe he’s going to get hot, like the game owes us. It’s owed to us somehow. This guy’s too good to have that kind of a number. So we’ll stay with him, obviously. And I have a lot of faith in him” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, June 10, 2021 4:24:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "There's a lot of offense in there," External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “That's the farthest ball I've ever seen hit here,” “I've never seen one hit there before. ... It has an impact on that pitcher, I promise you. That kid is pretty good, and we roughed him up early” External link

japantoday Wednesday, June 9, 2021 10:03:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “That's the farthest ball I've ever seen hit here,” “I've never seen one hit there before. ... It has an impact on that pitcher, I promise you. That kid is pretty good, and we roughed him up early” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:53:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “His ball has a lot of jump,” “There are a lot of pitchers with that kid of fastball, velocity-wise but he has this extra thing at the plate… He’s an unusual pitcher in today’s game because the number doesn’t register that high, but the characteristics are that good” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It has an impact on that pitcher, I promise you,” “That kid is pretty good and we roughed him up early. It can take confidence away from him. You want to score first and throw the first punch and we did” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There are so many nice things that occurred tonight,” “That’s the formulaic game that you’re looking for” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Phil Gosselin ) : “Gosselin does do well against lefties,” “That’s a big part of the reason that he’s here” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:17:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The big thing is to keep his strike zone organized,” “He can hit them. There’s no doubt in my mind” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:17:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think if we keep him really fresh, he can sustain these numbers, and conversely if we run him into the ground, it could go away,” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:17:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “That was the kind of vintage stuff that we had seen from him last year,” “There was an adjustment made. It’s nothing significant. You would never even be able to pick it up. But with these guys, you’re talking about guys that are really good at what they do, major league players. The adjustments are normally minuscule” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:17:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Dylan Bundy ) : “There was a lot of hard contact,” “He did not seem comfortable… He didn’t lose his composure. He didn’t lose his confidence. He just kept getting better. I believe the latter part of today’s game is the Dylan Bundy game we’ve been used to and we will expect in the future. I believe it’s a really good game for him to build off” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:36:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “You don’t want to all of the sudden have a three-run homer where you shrink the lead to the point where now you really have to stress out your bullpen,” “I wanted to be a little proactive there and Chris did a great job” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:36:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “That’s why I popped him up there in the 5 hole,” “There’s a lot of offense in there. I think he’s becoming a more knowledgable hitter. He’s understanding himself better. And you see that power to right-center. That’s impressive” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, June 8, 2021 8:36:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “His timeline should be pretty positive or aggressive,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, June 8, 2021 5:21:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I liked the guy so much,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, June 8, 2021 5:21:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “When you play there, it’s different as a pitcher, not just the way the ball carries but the way your pitches break and react,” “I’ve heard good things… If you’re pitching in Salt Lake City, you definitely love to get to sea level” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, June 8, 2021 5:21:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “His timeline should be pretty positive or aggressive,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, June 8, 2021 4:47:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I liked the guy so much,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, June 8, 2021 4:47:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “When you play there, it’s different as a pitcher, not just the way the ball carries but the way your pitches break and react,” “I’ve heard good things… If you’re pitching in Salt Lake City, you definitely love to get to sea level” External link

dailynews Tuesday, June 8, 2021 4:47:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s times when you could just tell us something was awry,” External link

dailynews Monday, June 7, 2021 4:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We’ve been digging a little bit,” “So we’ll see. You know, you always think you (found something). Then you’ve got to get the guy out there and see if it actually translates. But it was something legit. So we’ll see how it plays out” External link

dailynews Monday, June 7, 2021 4:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “That has nothing to do with what’s going to happen tomorrow,” External link

dailynews Monday, June 7, 2021 4:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “His fastball command and his changeup were really good,” “Then he started dropping in sliders later. I think he had everything going on. … He kept getting better as that game concluded” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, June 7, 2021 4:14:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s morphing or changing into a better version of a major league starter, just by how he’s handling the moment,” “Stuff wise is the same, but a better application of the stuff” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, June 7, 2021 4:14:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "When you’re down a grand slam it takes the air out of the balloon, but it didn’t feel that way," "There was a strong sense we could do it and we did" External link

foxnews Sunday, June 6, 2021 6:54:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Justin Upton ) : "I've had power guys in the past struggle, and most of the time, they get moved down in the batting order, but with a guy of (Upton's) pedigree, I wanted to move him up and give him a different mindset to work with," "He's looking more to the middle of the field and trying to get on base. He's trying to hit singles, but he knows his power is there and he's shown that, too. Just a different seat on the deck and a different way to look at things" External link

longbeachstar Sunday, June 6, 2021 4:44:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “When you’re down a grand slam it takes the air out of the balloon, but it didn’t feel that way,” “There was a strong sense we could do it and we did” External link

kiro7 Sunday, June 6, 2021 10:01:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “When you’re down a grand slam it takes the air out of the balloon, but it didn’t feel that way,” “There was a strong sense we could do it and we did” External link

eagletribune Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:46:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The big thing for me is to get his strike zone back,” “Once he does that, I think he’ll take off again. That’s a big part of the equation” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:28:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’ve definitely been aware we’ve been beaten a lot in front of us,” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:28:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’m excited when he walks up to start the game for us,” “Certain guys can make an impact real fast. He’s thinking really good. He’s real clear. I know he likes the idea of leading this team” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:28:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The big thing for me is to get his strike zone back,” “Once he does that, I think he’ll take off again. That’s a big part of the equation” External link

dailynews Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:17:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’ve definitely been aware we’ve been beaten a lot in front of us,” External link

dailynews Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:17:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’m excited when he walks up to start the game for us,” “Certain guys can make an impact real fast. He’s thinking really good. He’s real clear. I know he likes the idea of leading this team” External link

dailynews Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:17:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I like it when he’s aggressive,” “Early in the season, they were just beating up on him. He’s trying to get on base, and he’s in a bad count almost every at-bat it seemed. I think being in the No. 9 hole, it gives him more flexibility to do or try different things” External link

dailynews Saturday, June 5, 2021 4:09:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He definitely needs a different version of launch angle,” “He was just doing some work out here and the ball was definitely more on a line. I think that’s where he needs to stay” External link

dailynews Saturday, June 5, 2021 4:09:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Right now I’m just liking it,” External link

dailynews Saturday, June 5, 2021 4:09:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “His (peripheral) numbers are good, the velocity and the breaking ball,” “I want to believe there’s a nice little run coming out of him very soon” External link

dailynews Saturday, June 5, 2021 4:09:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I like it when he’s aggressive,” “Early in the season, they were just beating up on him. He’s trying to get on base, and he’s in a bad count almost every at-bat it seemed. I think being in the No. 9 hole, it gives him more flexibility to do or try different things” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, June 5, 2021 3:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He definitely needs a different version of launch angle,” “He was just doing some work out here and the ball was definitely more on a line. I think that’s where he needs to stay” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, June 5, 2021 3:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Right now I’m just liking it,” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, June 5, 2021 3:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “His (peripheral) numbers are good, the velocity and the breaking ball,” “I want to believe there’s a nice little run coming out of him very soon” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, June 5, 2021 3:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "When you have a normal bench with three to four extra guys, rock and roll, it's easy, but when it's two or three guys, it becomes more problematic," External link

longbeachstar Friday, June 4, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "When you have a normal bench with three to four extra guys, rock and roll, it's easy, but when it's two or three guys, it becomes more problematic," External link

irishsun Friday, June 4, 2021 5:42:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I don’t think he had one reliable pitch tonight,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, June 4, 2021 9:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I thought from an offensive perspective we just came out of our zones,” “I think we aided (Sheffield) a bit. We got the good lead, then we gave it right back up. There is such a thing as momentum and they recaptured it” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, June 4, 2021 9:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “When you have a level playing field, then better baseball wins,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, June 4, 2021 8:04:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “When you have a level playing field, then better baseball wins,” External link

dailynews Friday, June 4, 2021 7:24:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Matty hasn’t said said anything negative to me,” “None of the pitchers have come and spoken to me. I think everyone kind of likes it” External link

dailynews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:06:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "We started 0-2 against two good teams and end up at 3-3 on a very difficult road trip, you've got to give our guys a lot of credit and our coaches a lot of credit for that," External link

foxnews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "it just got to the point where we weren’t sure," External link

foxnews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "He’s feeling really pretty good about himself right now. He’s back, it’s the normal Stass," External link

foxnews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "I think it's mental adhesion in the fact that it's off that he probably is going to feel a little bit better about himself being more able to move around freely and that's kind of the first step," "Believe me, he's motivated to get back" External link

foxnews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "We're looking to get him back relatively quick. He's on the verge of getting back up here," External link

foxnews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The moral of the story is you started 0-2 against two good teams and ended up 3-3 on a very difficult road trip,” “You’ve got to give our guys a lot of credit and our coaches a lot of credit for that. That was pretty impressive” External link

dailynews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 9:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “it just got to the point where we weren’t sure,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:32:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s feeling really pretty good about himself right now. He’s back, it’s the normal Stass,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:32:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think it's mental adhesion in the fact that it's off that he probably is going to feel a little bit better about himself being more able to move around freely and that's kind of the first step,” “Believe me, he's motivated to get back” External link

usaToday Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:32:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We're looking to get him back relatively quick. He's on the verge of getting back up here,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:32:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “My intention is not to go home at the end of the season and watch other teams in the playoffs,” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 8:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think (Stassi was missed) a lot actually,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, June 2, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "That's what we're thinking it is but we want to make sure. He was feeling it that last inning out there and of course the velocity was coming down," "When he says he's hurt, he's hurt" External link

foxnews Tuesday, June 1, 2021 3:04:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “When he says he’s hurt, he’s hurt,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, June 1, 2021 12:23:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s thrown the ball really well,” “I think he’s ready for an opportunity like that” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, June 1, 2021 12:23:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I don’t know that that getting them out there more often is going to be the answer,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, June 1, 2021 12:23:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “When he says he’s hurt, he’s hurt,” External link

dailynews Monday, May 31, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s thrown the ball really well,” “I think he’s ready for an opportunity like that” External link

dailynews Monday, May 31, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I don’t know that that getting them out there more often is going to be the answer,” External link

dailynews Monday, May 31, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "The guy's got three well-above-average pitches, and now it's just starting to come together for him," "Now he knows where it's going and that's the difference. I've seen it before. He can stay like this for a while" External link

longbeachstar Monday, May 31, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I just want him to keep doing what he’s doing and then try to make a decision later,” “I think J-Up has done a nice job there. He’s responded well. So I don’t think it’s time to mess with it, but I probably will at some point” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, May 31, 2021 5:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “To me he’s the star of the game,” “I know we had the lead at that point with a lot of game left, and he settled the whole thing down and permitted us to use the bullpen how we wanted to. Give him a lot of credit” External link

eagletribune Monday, May 31, 2021 4:53:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "Any of them who hasn't shown well to this point will," "We've just got to continue to show faith and support in them. If they feel our support, they're going to pitch well. If they don't, then they're not. I think it's really as simple as that" External link

longbeachstar Sunday, May 30, 2021 6:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He wasn’t actually as sore as normal. Maybe tomorrow he might be sorer. He was OK. That always amazes,” “To pitch whatever he did, how many pitches he threw yesterday, almost 100, and with the velocity he has and the split that he had. To say that he felt really good today is kind of phenomenal. You see the way he swung the bat, you see the stolen base, just a different animal, man, it’s fun to work with him” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, May 30, 2021 5:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Everything he did was first-rate,” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, May 30, 2021 5:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s a great cheerleader. After we win he’s in the line all the time,” “He attends the meetings, he’s doing everything right. Our goal is to stay in the hunt somehow until he returns. Believe me, a lot of time spent mentally trying to understand how we maintain with this group here and Houston and a lot of the good teams that we’re going to be playing” External link

ChinaPost Sunday, May 30, 2021 5:07:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Everything he did was first-rate,” “You could see his demeanor and calmness when things got hairy a couple times. It was a great game to build off” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, May 30, 2021 3:38:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I have a lot of confidence in our rotation,” “I like them. They are good. Any of them that hasn’t shown well to this point will. We have to continue to show faith and support. If they feel our support they will pitch well. I really anticipate it to keep getting better and better” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, May 30, 2021 3:38:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It was really good energy today after a tough loss last night,” “I love the way our guys responded. That’s what we’re looking for” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, May 30, 2021 3:38:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Everything he did was first-rate,” “You could see his demeanor and calmness when things got hairy a couple times. It was a great game to build off” External link

dailynews Sunday, May 30, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I have a lot of confidence in our rotation,” “I like them. They are good. Any of them that hasn’t shown well to this point will. We have to continue to show faith and support. If they feel our support they will pitch well. I really anticipate it to keep getting better and better” External link

dailynews Sunday, May 30, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It was really good energy today after a tough loss last night,” “I love the way our guys responded. That’s what we’re looking for” External link

dailynews Sunday, May 30, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “If you just show up on a particular day, he might not impress you with a particular tool or skill,” External link

dailynews Saturday, May 29, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I’m just watching the engagement mentally from J-Up,” “That’s really what I’ve been watching. There’s definitely an attraction here for him. And I think we’re getting some really good at-bats. And he’s there to lead, not lead off, but to lead. I kind of like what he’s doing. So I don’t want to just run away from it yet” External link

dailynews Saturday, May 29, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Shohei showed you the brilliance of his athleticism,” “To do what he’s done offensively already, and I guess his ERA (2.72) is in pretty good shape too. And the variety of different ways he can maneuver a batting order. You just don’t see that very often. It’s impressive to watch from the side. I am focusing more on the nuance of what he’s doing and it’s pretty spectacular” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, May 29, 2021 8:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I think he showed tonight he pitched pretty well just by pitching,” “I don’t know if that’s how we’re going to do it future-wise. I don’t think because he did so well that’s going to shut the door in any way on him doing both things in the same game. I just think he feels pretty good on how he threw the ball tonight” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, May 29, 2021 8:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon claimed : "There was an issue with the transfer on the BART" External link

foxnews Friday, May 28, 2021 10:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "Shohei's pretty much regimented to get everything going about 4 o'clock for his start," External link

longbeachstar Friday, May 28, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "Really good, right? I thought he was outstanding. Short notice," "That was a great outing to build off of" External link

foxnews Friday, May 28, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "It was just a transportation issue more than anything," External link

yahoo-au Friday, May 28, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "For us, Shohei's most comfortable, he's pretty much regimented to get everything going about 4 o'clock for his start," "It exceeded that by maybe an hour, so we started calling the audible at that point to not pitch him tonight. And if we're not going to pitch him, we're going to DH him" External link

yahoo-au Friday, May 28, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "It was just a transportation issue more than anything," External link

afp-en Friday, May 28, 2021 6:27:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : "For us, Shohei's most comfortable, he's pretty much regimented to get everything going about 4 o'clock for his start," "It exceeded that by maybe an hour, so we started calling the audible at that point to not pitch him tonight. And if we're not going to pitch him, we're going to DH him" External link

afp-en Friday, May 28, 2021 6:27:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s one of those things that happens,” “There’s nothing you can do about it. It’s called life. We have to make the adjustment” External link

dailynews Friday, May 28, 2021 4:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Knowing Shohei’s routine, we figured at that point as it kept getting later and later not to push him on it,” “It’s just much easier for him to get ready to DH today” External link

dailynews Friday, May 28, 2021 4:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I like a three-man bench minimum if he does both,” “And four-man bench makes it relatively easy” External link

dailynews Friday, May 28, 2021 4:55:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “It’s one of those things that happens,” “There’s nothing you can do about it. It’s called life. We have to make the adjustment” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, May 28, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Knowing Shohei’s routine, we figured at that point as it kept getting later and later not to push him on it,” “It’s just much easier for him to get ready to DH today” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, May 28, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I like a three-man bench minimum if he does both,” “And four-man bench makes it relatively easy” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, May 28, 2021 4:51:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon observed : "We have to get the pitching to settle down," External link

longbeachstar Thursday, May 27, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We’ve had to battle baseball adversity, like every other team has. I’m really pleased and proud of the group,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, May 27, 2021 6:25:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Regardless of how we won it, we won it, and I want to take that as a positive,” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about Tony Watson ) : “Obviously it’s difficult because these are guys we are really counting on and feel really good about,” “Having said that, I believe they’ll be fine the next couple games. Tony has been outstanding and so has Mayers over the last year. These are our guys. It was a tough day. We won the game. Iglesias picked everybody up” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “We have to get the pitching to settle down,” “We have to win 2-1, 3-1, 4-3 to get where we want to go” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’d go out in the outfield and run stuff down, and it’s just like you’d imagine,” “It’s all there. This guy can be a first-rate outfielder too. There’s no doubt” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, May 26, 2021 10:34:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I don’t want to put some kind of teflon over him,” “I want him to play. Of course, limit risk-taking, but the whole game is risk. Every time he pitches, there could be a line drive back up the middle. There are so many potential risk moments that it’s hard to justify because he’s doing something different to all of the sudden become cautious” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, May 26, 2021 10:34:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He’s not only one of the better receivers, but also the bat,” “You can’t discount the bat, what he did last year, and what we believe he’s very capable of doing again. All of the sudden the power pops up and the score changes” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, May 26, 2021 10:34:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “Every swing (Ohtani) takes right now looks like he can do that,” “He’s also accepting some walks, which I think is benefitting him. Every swing he takes it looks like the ball is going to be hit …. over 100 mph or better. It’s fascinating. He’s that strong. He’s that focused. And it’s not surprising us from the bench” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, May 26, 2021 9:15:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “He actually came to me about it, told me how interested he was in doing it,” “I hadn’t even thought about it to that point, honestly. I texted (Team USA manager Mike Scioscia) quickly and let him know Jon Jay was interested. That’s the last conversation we had about it” External link

dailynews Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:27:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I just wanted him to come to the ballpark a little more slowly (Sunday) and if we need you we’ll use you, otherwise not,” “He’s going to have a busy week this week so I thought it would be the right thing to do” External link

eagletribune Monday, May 24, 2021 4:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I just wanted him to come to the ballpark a little more slowly (Sunday) and if we need you we’ll use you, otherwise not,” “He’s going to have a busy week this week so I thought it would be the right thing to do” External link

dailyjournal Monday, May 24, 2021 3:31:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The reports are that he’s doing really well,” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s so much think about when you engage in this position, and good catchers make it look second nature,” “Until it is, you’re constantly thinking and really dissecting and digesting the game plan. There are all these different things that get thrown at you that make it a little more difficult. There’s no timeframe, but yes, go ahead Matty. Go ahead and become a big-league catcher” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I know he’s making some progress, but we still think he has things to work on,” “It’s one of those things you just have to wait. You don’t want to force somebody into a role here because you feel there’s a need” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “My only advice is to try to get on base, set the table, use the middle of the field and have a good time with it,” “Just go out there and play some baseball. If you get J-Up going, that would be huge for us” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “The reports are that he’s doing really well,” External link

dailynews Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “There’s so much think about when you engage in this position, and good catchers make it look second nature,” “Until it is, you’re constantly thinking and really dissecting and digesting the game plan. There are all these different things that get thrown at you that make it a little more difficult. There’s no timeframe, but yes, go ahead Matty. Go ahead and become a big-league catcher” External link

dailynews Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I know he’s making some progress, but we still think he has things to work on,” “It’s one of those things you just have to wait. You don’t want to force somebody into a role here because you feel there’s a need” External link

dailynews Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “My only advice is to try to get on base, set the table, use the middle of the field and have a good time with it,” “Just go out there and play some baseball. If you get J-Up going, that would be huge for us” External link

dailynews Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Maddon said : “I can’t fault their work and their energy,” “I am watching it. I see it. There’s no fault there” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, May 23, 2021 8:59:00 AM EAT

Joe Maddon said ( about error ) :