On Nomar Garciaparra and not Matt Kemp leading off: "We'll sacrifice the speed for someone that will give us a quality at-bat."
On Nomar: "He's aggressive. He's not your prototypical leadoff hitter because he doesn't go up there looking to walk."
On Kemp: "He goes up there and sometimes has quality at-bats. Other times, he gets impatient."
On Jeff Kent: "He's the perfect example of a player. He's struggling, but we know we're going to get a professional at-bat every time he gets in the box."