He's had some lumps, and recent health issues, but the guy can pitch, and if we can hang on, the postseason is a place where he can perform.
We haven't utilized it yet, because we just don't have the personnel right now. We play our six most talented people. Most of the elite teams are using them, because it gives a smaller player who has good defensive skills an opportunity to play the back row more often than just three rotations.
Once we clinched the division, we got really hot
I don't look at it as AL vs. NL. I look it as the team that's opposing us.
My job is basically to coach the people who are there. Everyone in baseball knows, though, that Vazquez is a high-quality pitcher.
It would be a lot better for the staff and our coaches to know that he is more available. There were times last year when we didn't want to use him, and certainly there were times where he was ready and we didn't use him. We need him ready to go.
The attention is nice and flattering, but with all that stuff that was going on last year, I had no intentions to go anywhere. My wish and my hopes for the rest of my career is to be a coach for the White Sox.
To me, what's riding on this now is if we go out there and do our thing - which we've already proven to ourselves we can - we've got a chance to be considered a great team. Everybody can do it once. You do it twice and people start raising their eyebrows.
Mac needs to come into spring ready to get a lot of innings. I'm not going to say he's our long guy or our seventh-inning guy or a spot starter, but he is a reliever right now until further notice.
I've gotta believe that my managing tenure has come to an end here.
Good pitchers, after a tough outing, bounce back. Real good pitchers don't let too many poor games get in there.