GM Pat Gillick, on the Dodgers' questionable lineups down the stretch against the Rockies: "I thought LA would put up some resistance at home. They didn't."
GM Pat Gillick, on his declaration that the Phillies wouldn't be a contender until 2008 after his trade-deadline purge in July 2006: "You're going to call me a liar for one game? If we lose that one game [Sunday], we might not be sitting here right now."
SS Jimmy Rollins, on the effect of his "Team to Beat" proclamation in January: "I think that made everybody step up a little bit more. That may have been what was lacking in previous years."