Randy Ready: He's been swinging that bat well as of late, driving the ball, slugging a little bit right now. He's doing the same thing he was doing at the beginning of the year except for all of a sudden he's getting the count in his favor and his swing has smoothed out. He's letting the ball travel a lot longer than he was earlier this season.
When you see someone like him playing this well, do you think he might not be around much longer?
Randy Ready: I think the big club knows how he's playing. [It's up to them] when they want to decide to make those kind of decisions, that's the bottom line for any of these guys.
Randy Ready: I certainly hope so. I think it's just a matter of time. They've proven that they're good players. I wouldn't anticipate them struggling all year long. They've been through some adversity already, and I think that will just help them in the long run.
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