Quote to note

"If we lost our patience with everybody after a few starts, we wouldn't have a team. I get the mail and everything; 'Send him down, or 'Do this.' Our job is to make guys better, not every time they struggle, get rid of them. We wouldn't have a team. We wouldn't have coaches. We wouldn't have a manager. We need to help him get better."
-- Francona, on Jimenez's struggles

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