Quote to note

Quote to note

"I understand that he's been having a rough year this year, but that guy has made plays, and he's in the best shape I've seen him in a while. His range is definitely better this year than it has been in past years. I know in 2011, all those top plays of the season, I was on the mound. I don't know what it is, man. That guy makes plays, so in my mind, I've got no problem with it. You want to hit a ground ball to Cabby? That's fine with me. Good luck."
-- Smith, on Cabrera

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