“He's doing his job very, very effectively.”
—Mets Manager Terry Collins

“It’s good to see a kid that young learning how to pitch. He’s tough.”
—All-Star catcher Jorge Posada

“He makes the best hitters in the game look silly.”
—Former teammate Matt LeCroy

“When he’s out there, you always feel you have a chance.”
—Twins manager Ron Gardenhire

“Johan’s attitude is ‘Give me the damn ball, any time.’”
—Former teammate Eddie Guardado

“You watch—a guy with his toughness, his stuff, he’s going to be dominant pitcher for a long time.”

“He was good before, but WOW.”
—All-Star Johnny Damon

“He’s a power pitcher, just like Randy Johnson...he’s got a parachute changeup...he’s definitely the best lefty in the league.”
—All-Star Mike Sweeney

“Probably your best chance to hit him is if you’re Hank Aaron up there.”
—Dodgers manager Joe Torre

“I’m very happy for him, to see him develop the way he has.”
—Teammate Pedro Martinez

“If he’s not the best lefthander I’ve ever faced, he’s right up there at the top.”
—Veteran Junior Spivey

“"I'm glad that guy is out of the American League!”
—Red Sox infielder Dustin Pedroia

“When a guy’s got three quality pitches like he has, it’s real tough.”
—D-Backs outfielder Eric Byrnes

“I think the Mets will be very happy with Johan.”
—Red Sox outfielder Jacob Ellsbury

“Once he gets a full head of steam, it's tough to break his rhythm.”
—All-Star Michael Young

“He’s amazing.”
—Former teammate Lew Ford

“He reminds me of a modern day Curt Schilling or Randy Johnson"
—All-Star Gary Sheffield 

"He's obviously the most dominant pitcher in the American League right now."
—Teammate Matt LeCroy


Jorge Posada, 2004 Fleer Daily News

Johnny Damon, 2003 Hardball

Junior Spivey, 2002 Topps Total


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