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"I thought he officially had the cutest son in the league. And Victor, that was a big trade for us. We were in the middle of a pennant race and Victor became the leader in about two hours. That's hard to do. We had a veteran team, and guys started following Victor's cue really quickly. That's a hard thing to pull off unless you're legit."
--Terry Francona, on Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez, who played for the Indians manager during their days with the Red Sox. Boston acquired Martinez from Cleveland in 2009.

Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.