The Week in Quotes is great this week. Here are some statements that are so Brewers-esque that I had to post them:
"We felt unless we got a shortstop who could make the plays, we weren't going to win. We ended up acquiring Royce Clayton...He did make the difference."
--Doug Melvin, Brewers general manager
"I think I would be less of a competitor if I didn't have an attitude of...being successful and showing people they were definitely wrong in their assessment of Royce Clayton."
"I think this organization is heading in the right direction. They have a number of young players who are capable of throwing up tremendous seasons."
--Royce Clayton, Brewers shortstop
"No, I don't think it's a problem. I have never really seen these guys, but our reports on Robert Machado, Javier Valentin and Cody McKay are very good, and I am anxious to see them play."
--Ned Yost, Brewers manager [After the Brewers traded catcher Paul Bako and declined arbitration to free-agent catcher Jorge Fabregas, leaving the Brew Crew short on catchers.]