Ozzie likes what he sees in 21 year old lefty Gio Gonzalez:
"I never thought he'd be throwing the ball that good. I always said he was a good pitcher, but I never thought his fastball was that good, his control was good and his breaking ball was good."
"He doesn't have anything to do here until mid-spring training. He's going to spend a lot of time with Hermie (trainer Herm Schneider). If (Paul) Konerko had the same problem, he might be back in three weeks because he doesn't use his legs. But Podsednik, that's his game and we have to be careful and make sure he's ready to go. If this kid hurts himself again, he could be out for the season."
"We're in sync, and the nature of our relationship is one where we give him an awful lot of responsibility. A.J. plays hard, works hard, remembers the game plan and knows the guys he's working with. I'm going to be even more demanding with A.J., though. I need him to move more behind the plate. I need him to get inside more. I need him to have pitches thrown at the top of the zone, change eye level that way. Two years ago, there was an awful lot of accolades thrown around to catchers, pitchers and myself. Last year, we didn't perform like we did in 2005. We need to get back to that, and that's our mark -- period."