Quote to note

"He's kind of a baseball lifer. When they've had good teams, he's had them where they're supposed to be. And when they haven't had the talent, they haven't gone off and pulled the trigger or reacted, which I think says a lot about their organization. They know they have good people in place."
-- Francona on Twins manager Ron Gardenhire

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