Dan O'dowd Quotes

Dan O'Dowd (born September 6, 1959) was the General Manager of the Colorado Rockies from September 20, 1999 to October 8, 2014. Before being hired by the Rockies, he spent 15 years working for the Baltimore Orioles and Cleveland Indians, working his way from Accounts Manager to Director of Baseball Operations / Assistant General Manager.

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Dan O'dowd


“He's powerful -- 6-2, about 190 pounds with an athletic body. He has a history as a starter and has pitched a lot of important innings.”

Dan O'dowd


“You make trades to try to get value for value. That's why we're in no rush to try to do anything.”

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“There's a difference between depth and quality depth, and Josh would be quality depth. We want to have a guy like that, but if not, you move on.”

Dan O'dowd


“He was obviously very intelligent, very mature beyond his biological age. He got along with people real well. He had a nice way about him.”

Dan O'dowd


“Jon was a hard-working and appreciative young man. He's a very bright guy, very intelligent. He never did anything other than good work.”

Dan O'dowd


“The attraction from a performance standpoint is that he can do both (start and relieve). Probably more importantly, everywhere we checked, it came back he was our kind of guy. Very good competitor. Good teammate. Takes the ball. Doesn't complain.”

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“I believe you're going to see him become one of the elite pitchers in the National League. You saw it at the end of last year. Our team takes on a different personality when he's on the mound.”

Dan O'dowd


“I think right now, we're trying to get him healthy. It's easy to speculate that we'll look at doing something with Ryan at some point in time but not any point in the near future.”

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“We're always looking for left-handed pitching.”

Dan O'dowd


“Because I think there is the thought process out there that (a knuckleball) wouldn't work in our particular place. We necessarily haven't come across somebody that's been willing to roll the dice and give that a shot, so to speak.”

Dan O'dowd


“It's the way you would like to have things shake down. Four right-handers, three left-handers. That gives (manager) Clint (Hurdle) some flexibility.”

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“We've been trying all winter to build depth with guys that we think can handle a multitude of roles. We know he can pitch out of the bullpen, and more importantly he's got great makeup. Good character, good guy, a good competitor. That's our kind of guy.”

Dan O'dowd


“We have a long-term vision and we'll still need a lot of pitching, but you still have to earn something, too.”

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“He's going to join us in Spring Training before he goes. I talked with Sunny today. He's excited and ready to go. He'll play an important part of our club this year.”

Dan O'dowd


“I don't remember the exact date [of the injury], but he attempted rehab but didn't get any better. It's a bad break for Ryan. He's a good kid, and I feel very bad for him.”

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