Quote to note

Quote to note

"Personally, I thought it was the biggest jump. I think you start to see guys that have Major League stuff. They don't always command it, and that doesn't always help, because you're getting a guy that throws 95 [mph] but if he isn't sure where it's going, that doesn't necessarily make it good."
-- manager Terry Francona, on the transition to Double-A.

Mark Emery is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.