"I got a text that said 'What's going on right now?' and it was from Greg Dobbs on the [text messaging] thread. The next thing I know [Josh Johnson] gets on the thread too and J.J. texts "We gone!"
"I was definitely disappointed when I heard at first. They're great guys all of them, great teammates and good baseball players. It's gonna be hard trying to replace those guys, but it's part of the business. But you can't control it, so why get mad about it?"
"I can see where Mike's mad. I can see how guys are mad who are still there. But like I said, once you realize you can't do anything about it, you just have to go out and play. . It's not your job to find the best players to put on the field or to worry about numbers as far as dollars go. Our job is to play hard and do the best we can."
"The Marlins fans have every right to be mad and should be mad. They were told one thing and that didn't quite work out. I feel for them."
"I don't pay attention to it. I've think I've been rumored every offseason to be traded. Like I said, you can't control it, so why worry about it? Whether it's my teammates, whether it's me, it doesn't matter, it doesn't change my job description, it doesn't change what I have to do this offseason to get ready. "
"No. I like Miami. I think it's always exciting or interesting when you first hear about rumors. But I just think Miami is a good fit for me and I like the people there and the fans and the new stadium. That stuff appeals to me."
"Me and Ozzie got along well. It wasn't his fault the reason he got let go. I think that it was basically our fault. The players didn't play well, or at least we didn't play well enough to win enough games. We had a lot of injuries this year, but you can't do anything about it now."