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"This guy probably represents nirvana for us from an offensive standpoint. We see him as an incredible acquisition." Billy Beane
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"There are very few winters we're going to go, 'Hey, we're set' a day after the season. That being said, this is not going to be nearly as traumatic and exciting as it was last winter." Billy Beane
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"Do I wish everybody in baseball had the same amount to spend? Absolutely. At some point, the disadvantage of being a small-market team is that the inefficiencies will be weeded out. Having less than your competitor is never an advantage." Billy Beane
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"I don't view having too many good players as a problem." Billy Beane
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"This whole issue didn't sneak up on us. It's disappointing we couldn't come to a conclusion that was satisfactory." Billy Beane
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"The goal, ... is competitive balance. If there is more competitive balance over the course of this year, I think that will signal that it's a step in the right direction. I'm confident that it will be." Billy Beane
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"If there is any player who you couldn't be happier for signing a guaranteed multiyear contract, it's Mark Ellis, particularly because of what he went through." Billy Beane
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"There are no hard feelings whatsoever. This is part of the business." Billy Beane
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"After instructional league, he seemed so far away from being able to compete in a major-league game. What a special kid." Billy Beane
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"My guess is if you talk to Frank, he'll probably want to be playing in 'B' games the first week of March. But we want to get as much out of the him in the regular season as we can, so we are going to be conservative." Billy Beane
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"He is one of the greatest offensive players of his generation. He is nirvana for us as far as what we look for in an offensive player." Billy Beane
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"I don't think there's any question, ... that we need Jermaine to be his old self." Billy Beane
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"I'm sure we'll have some sort of conversation. That's going to be a challenge, even if we start negotiations. He's a talented guy who is going to command a lot." Billy Beane
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"Gosh, he's been a part of every major decision we've made since he came over here (in 2001). The better question is, what hasn't he done?" Billy Beane
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"For us, it was an opportunity to add a player without subtracting a player. Our history here, usually we're trading a player to acquire a player." Billy Beane
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"The perfect guy either might not be out there or beyond our (financial) means." Billy Beane
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"I'm collecting them all. But obviously, Danny's smarter than I am because he decided to go to Stanford. He's a great player, but he's also a great kid. He's the kind of guy you'd like to have as your son, just a really impressive young man." Billy Beane
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"This guy's skill level and ability is undeniable. Frank Thomas is a presence." Billy Beane
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"Frank was pretty direct that this is where he wanted to go. He wanted to be in the right situation with the right club, so it wasn't really that difficult putting [a deal] together." Billy Beane
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"It's something you have to consider, no question. And that's out of respect for the guys already here." Billy Beane
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"Assuming we're healthy, Kenny's not going to have his hands tied very often." Billy Beane
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