“I’ve played with Al more years than I’ve played without him. You develop friendships and relationships when you’ve played with guys for that long. Anytime anyone has to go through something like that, you’re sad for him.”

Really tremendous interview conducted by Harold Reynolds…can’t remember the last time we’ve seen Derek be so open with his thoughts. Among the other highlights:

- “I would have gone too!” when asked about Cano leaving for $240 million.
- “I don’t speak Japanese, Harold. I’ve learned some words from Matsui, mostly bad words” when asked if he has tried to recruit Tanaka.

And damn, we’ve come a long way from the 1990s hi-top fade…

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