Monday, October 18, 2010

Nice little article on Mills

Brad Mills' hometown paper has a nice little profile on an off-season Brad Mills.

On watching the playoffs:
"I don't like it. It doesn't feel good. You wanna play for something. You wanna compete for something. When you don't get a chance to be in the playoffs, it's like someone telling you [that] you have to go home. You can't play anymore, you have to go home."

On trading away Berkman and Oswalt:
"It's not that we had to move on from those guys. We just had a culture change. We were in a culture change and mindset change. You have to get rid of some of the things that were there. They're great ball players and great guys. But they were rooted in the way things had been done for a long time."

On going into 2011:
"Are we gonna start next season with some questions? Yes, as every major league team does. But we're going in the right direction. We can do things right. We can compete with those [playoff] teams. We were in a situation where we wanted to be able to get the organization to the next level. And I think we're headed in the right direction."