Ozzie on Cubs CFer and potential free-agent Juan Pierre:
"Juan is a hard-nosed player. He goes out and plays hard every day. He goes about his business the right way. To me, he's one of the best in the business. I've seen it. When you have a player like that, the rest of the 25 guys, they get addicted because this kid is a workaholic. That's why he's one of the best in the game. That's why when he started real slow, I told people don't worry about him, he'll be fine--and he was fine. This kid likes to win. The organization he plays for, he will make them a better ballclub, better players, and I think [the Cubs] will try to get him back."However, Scot Gregor of the Daily Herald says "[Kenny] Williams is not a big Pierre fan" and last off-season when Kenny was asked if he was interested in acquiring Pierre "Williams paused for all of a half-second before giving Pierre the thumbs down".