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Quotes from the Safe at Home Gala

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Nov 09, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Joe Torre on Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera: “Right after I left the Yankees, I talked to Jorge and Mo and told them they have to do what’s best for their family. I’d be surprised if they wouldn’t be back.”

Derek Jeter on Posada: “I talked to him a little while ago. Am I worried? No. That has absolutely nothing to do with what he’s told me. I’ve played with him since I was 18 years old. I just can’t picture it. So if you ask me if I’m worried, I’m not worried.”

Jeter on Posada and Rivera: “I don’t have to sell then Yankees to them. They’ve been here long enough. There is nothing I can tell them they don’t already know. … I think they’re coming back.”

Torre on whether Andy Pettitte will return: “I don’t know. He was so good last year. But, again, it took a long tome for him to decide on playing. Just knowing Andy, money isn’t an issue for him. … He’s not closing any doors but he’s leaning toward staying home. He’s a devoted family man.”

Torre on A-Rod playing for the Dodgers: “That’s possible, that’s possible, that’s possible. I was surprised that he opted out here; I really was. … You’ve got four or five clubs maybe that figure to be in the sweepstakes. There aren’t a lot of clubs that are going to be able to pay the money.”

Torre on Joe Girardi: “I think it’s great. I was torn. You have Tony Pena and Donnie Mattingly. You reach in a hat and pull one out and you’re going to do well.”

Jeter on Rodriguez leaving: “There aren’t too many people in the game who can do what he does. But we’re trying to win. It takes more than one person to win. We’ve had teams that have won and not had numbers like that put up.”




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