Andy McPhail, talking to MASNSports.com Roch Kubatko:
But I think of all the things that we did, I'm not so sure that J.J. Hardy wasn't really the most important. You know how badly we struggled at shortstop for a couple years. To have somebody come in of that character and cement that position for that long of a period of time made a tremendous difference.
Lots of other good quotes from McPhail, including his thoughts on Buck Showalter, Adam Jones, Chris Tillman, and the Orioles in Sarasota for Spring Training.