>The Quotable Minaya


Omar Minaya on hamstrings:
“We’re definitely going to be more conservative with him, with hamstrings, you just never know. We’ve got to be careful.”

On head injuries:
“We’ve been cautious, and we will continue to be cautious”

On how time consuming it can be to test a player with head injuries:
“My understanding is that it’s a long test,” he said. “If I’m not mistaken, it’s about a half-hour or more.”

On the manager:
“I think the team responds to Willie. I do.”

On the team:
“I think we have championship talent. There’s a difference between championship talent and a championship team”

On joking around about the team owned cable network and some other things:
“I’m a believer of being in a good mood and staying positive,” Minaya said. “Be yourself and be positive. I’m pretty sure he was joking. For me, joking about things, that’s baseball.”