From Delaware Online:
You were a finalist for the Houston Astros' GM job in 2006. Be honest. Aren't you glad now that Ed Wade got the job instead of you?
(Laughs) If you were to line up the two opportunities, sure. I was very thankful that [Astros president] Tal Smith and [owner] Drayton McLane gave me the opportunity to interview, and it was kind of ironic that Ed and I were finalists. But obviously it worked out great for both of us. Ed, with his experience, is in a great situation there. And for me, to be able to spend more time under Pat Gillick and then have this opportunity, it worked out as well as I could've asked.