People call me all the time and say, “Man, your players aren't signed yet.” Well, it doesn't really matter what time dinner is when you're the steak.
If you are really effective at what you do, 95% of the things said about you will be negative.
The World Series is something that rarely gets to a number of venues in professional baseball. And that's one problem because we want the fan base of particular cities to participate in the World Series, even though there may be a lull in the particular performance of the regional team.
Drew is a player that comes along once every 20 years. Not even Barry Bonds can be compared to J.D. Drew.
People say what we're doing is holding out when in reality the teams are trying to crush the draft market because they don't want to pay fair market value.
On the other side, I do think there’s a melding in there. There are situations -- I’ve done contracts for Carlos Gonzalez, or just recently I did one for Elvis Andrus -- to where there is a melding of the club’s wants and the player’s wants where you do things in advance of free agency.
My hope is next year Terry and I can work out a contract. I have no problem with the Minnesota Twins.
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