"Youkilis and Pedroia, I’d give anything to be with those guys in the clubhouse on the Red Sox team, because you can see they come prepared to win. They want to beat your butt. That’s what we need now, and what we needed in ’06." - Team USA Hitting Coach Reggie Smith
"He doesn’t ever shut up, Pedroia," Mets third baseman David Wright said with a smile. "He’s one of my new favorites. I’ve had a chance to hang out with him a few times before, but he’s a beauty."