In an expanded article on Mills' press conference, these nuggets were said:
Millsie, with the exception of the Major League manager experience, checks off all the boxes in what we were looking for. The big separator in this thing is the chair he's sat in in Boston for the last several years. He's coached in 45 postseason games and two World Series and has more World Series rings than anybody in this room...
...It comes down to players, and I made the point last year during the season, both privately and publicly, that I've been around along enough to know sometimes managers don't lose their job because of losing games, they lose their jobs because they lose the clubhouse. And I think this guy, with the consistent message and the way he will use his coaching staff and the way he was a part of a cohesive unit in Boston, I expect that to be the case when he gets the opportunity here."
"This organization and this city, as I have said many times in this process, has a very good name in Major League Baseball." That's probably not true, but what else is he going to say? Continue...
I'm thrilled and excited to be involved in it and get on board and help keeping us going in the right direction. (My) experience is going to aid mightily in helping this organization move forward and become winners as well."
What happens when the Lollygagging starts?
"We're going to try to stop those issues right before they even come up. I think there's a lot of things we're going to be involved in and we're going to try to find out right away."
Who will be his pitching and bench coach?
The names Ed and I have thrown around already have me really excited. These guys have had experience not only in the Major Leagues, but in the Minor Leagues, and whoever we wind up getting it's going to be pretty exciting. I look for a guy that has experience, a passion for the game and a lot of energy, and the players see that."
Oooh! Oooh! Pick me!