Al Pedrique also had his interview today, and Alyson Footer was there to catch his response in 140-character bursts. Here they are, in their entirety:
"I will bring a lot of energy and passion for the game and hard work. I'm very positive. Communication is a big part of my philosophy. Players need to understand we all need to be on the same page to make it work."
She goes on:
Pedrique also spoke at length about the importance of the veteran players being leaders. Clearly, we're not the only ones who realize there are some leadership issues with some of the highly-paid superstars.