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They said it: Quotes from baseball

Toronto Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons jokes about his trade value.

April 06, 2013
  • Toronto Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons looks down the bench during a game against the Cleveland Indians .
Toronto Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons looks down the bench during a game… (Abelimages / Getty Images )

"Four years from now, if I'm able to sit up and take nourishment, I would."

—Joe Torre, 72, jokingly, on whether he would be interested in an encore as Team USA manager when the World Baseball Classic returns in 2017.

"What do you think you could get for me? Pujols? Maybe three years from now, or when he's retired?"

—Toronto Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons, on his predecessor, John Farrell, who was traded to the Boston Red Sox for utility infielder Mike Aviles.

"Maybe every win isn't important. I don't know the math on that."

—Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto, badgered by a breathless reporter to confess how important it was for the Reds to win the second game of the season after losing the opener to the Angels.

—Bill Shaikin

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