“He’s so precise with his repertoire, pitching coach Rick Anderson occasionally has to remind him to throw a ball above the letters just to give hitters a different look. Think Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen ever does that with Oliver Perez?” — Jerry Crasnick on Minnesota Twins’ starting pitcher Kevin Slowey
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“[Minnesota] Twins catcher Joe Mauer, 24, who goes from a salary of $3.75 million this season to $6.25 million next season, will be paid $10.5 million and $12.5 million in the ensuing two seasons.” — . If Mauer doesn’t start at least 120 games as catcher next year, those 2009 and 2010 salaries look hard to swallow.
“You don’t have Hunter and Santana, wow. They’ll go from piranhas to little sardines.” — Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen on the prospect of the Minnesota Twins losing both Tori Hunter and Johan Santana to free agency and a possible trade after this season.