He’s a good dude. I found that out right away. Obviously, he’s going to be a good player, and he knows how to act, too. I want to be there to help him out. But I don’t want to overkill him with Johnny Veteran stuff. We’re all men here and we’re all teammates here. Plus, I like him.
He’s just a good dude that plays the game right. Grady just has a great way about him. First off, he’s a great player, and he’s going to be a great player in this league for a long time. He’ll be one of those guys that doesn’t really change, other than he’ll be able to afford a few more things.
If I do what I expect I’ll do and Andy does what he’s expected to do, there will be a place for both of us. If you have a young, talented kid who is ready at a certain point, it gives them (Indians officials) some options.
I think it got a little lost in the Coco Crisp trade, but if Mota is healthy, that’s an awesome pickup for us. I remember when he and (Eric) Gagne were together in the Dodgers’ bullpen. They were electric.
It certainly doesn’t impact me much this year. You never know what’s going to happen down the road, but I wouldn’t expect it to have much effect on me this year. If it does, then I’m not doing my job, anyway.