It's definitely not overrated. When you spend so much time together you have to have guys get along. You're going to have some tough times, and when guys can genuinely get along, then it makes it a lot easier to overcome some of the adversity.
More Quotes from Dave Roberts:It's easy to say you want a bunch of young guys. But no one's going to be happy whether you're young or old if you're not winning baseball games. The guys they brought in here are proven winners. They're leaders on the field and in the clubhouse. I think that's really important when you change the dynamic so much.
If you look at the last few World Series champions, ... The Angels, and how well that team played together, and the Marlins, a bunch of young guys at that time that just enjoyed being together. That goes a long way.
I guarantee we're going to be better than last year. Last year was a fluke. Everybody in the lineup had a bad year. What are the odds that's going to happen two years in a row It won't happen.
When I'm seeing a pilot, I'm taking care of the pilot -- but I'm doing it for the FAA, ... I'm an agent of the FAA, and that's who I report to, so it's far more important that I meet their needs than the patient's needs.
I've never seen this in baseball, let alone in the NL West.
We could easily have quit. This is a time when we could have easily conceded.
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