On his thoughts about this team: "I haven't really, to be honest, looked at them from a level of evaluation. I know the nucleus of the club, and I know the additions that they've made. It's kind of funny to me, being around Baltimore, that the expectations have risen the last couple of years about this team. In the early parts [of the offseason], everyone was saying we hadn't made any moves, kind of stood pat to improve the team, so there's an expectation now that there's a foregone conclusion you're a competitive playoff team and that you need to improve your team each and every year like everybody else in your division is doing. So, to see the flurry of moves, [like Ubaldo] Jimenez. ... That's an interesting arm and an interesting addition to the staff because the potential from now is really interesting. And to add a big bat to the lineup is really interesting."