"When I was a GM, and the Braves would make a deal, it would be like a blow to my heart. I would hear about it and be like "NO!' Everyday you either get better or worse, so when Atlanta would make a trade, yes, you want to go out and make a trade to respond. If I have a chance to make the playoffs I say go for it all out. If I have to trade another A ball arm to sweeten the deal I do it yesterday"
-Steve Phillips on his trade deadline strategy on Mike'd up with Mike Francesa.