Coop on Dustin Hermanson:
"My opinion would be this: Sign him to a reasonable base with lots of incentives. Let's face it, I'm concerned about can he stay healthy. So if I'm sitting here, the pitching coach, concerned, I'm sure [general manager Ken Williams] and anyone else who's talking to him about this has got to have that concern. The other day when he pitched, it was like, 'Wow, look what we've been missing all year.' We could use this two months ago, three months ago, four months ago. Amazing recovery, and he did an awful lot for us last year. We're going to need some more bullpen consistency, and he was consistent for us."And on Charlie Haeger:
"Think about this, there is no other organization in baseball that has a 23-year-old knuckleballer who's on the cusp of being a full-time major-leaguer,'' pitching coach Don Cooper said. "I think Charlie Haeger is going to have a long career ahead of him. I'm hoping that's with us.'"