Clint Hurdle was interviewed by MLB.com recently, and here's what he had to say:
-- On the roster turnover> "...at the end of the day your actions have to speak louder than your words. There's definitely some action been taken here, and there will be the rest of the winter."
-- On changing the team culture> "Everything we do is fun. This is a game you play. I'm not big on talking about working the game. We work in practice and we play the games. That's the way it should be."
-- On optimism for the upcoming season> "...we need to put a foot down and reverse a trend here...We can't just hope for it to happen or say we're going to need some time to make it happen. We need to start to make it happen right now."
-- On the new coaching staff> "We were looking for guys who are going to energize our players, challenge our players and encourage our players...The players are going to look to my coaching staff and myself for direction and guidance. They're going to look at how we handle our day-to-day activities, how we handle winning, how we handle losing, how we handle adversity, how we handle success."