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Baseball's best quotes of the week

Minnesota TwinsSan Diego PadresKendrys MoralesSkip SchumakerLos Angeles DodgersAmerican League CentralCincinnati Reds
Twins GM Terry Ryan and Reds Manager Bryan Price spoke some of the most memorable words in baseball this week

"Staying the course is becoming less appealing as the ugly losses continue."

—Ron Fowler,

San Diego Padres executive chairman, to Fox Sports, on the possibility that a shakeup is imminent. The Padres are 3-9 this month, with a batting average of .157.

 

"Why not the Twins?"

—Terry Ryan,

Minnesota Twins general manager, on swooping in to sign free-agent designated hitter Kendrys Morales away from the big-name teams, for $7.4 million. Morales batted .381 in his first five games, and the Twins are within four games of first place in the AL Central, after three consecutive 90-loss seasons.

 

"He edged out Koufax and Drysdale."

—Bryan Price,

Cincinnati Reds manager, discussing the possibility of using utilityman Skip Schumaker as an emergency pitcher. In two games for the Dodgers last year, Schumaker posted a 0.00 ERA.

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