JD: With all that is going on this season, with the 25th anniversary and several promising pieces in place, how would you describe your excitement level going into this season?

MARTINS: "I’ve been anticipating this season as much as any of them in our history. It’s going to be a season filled with a lot of great memories with a lot of our great players coming back and recognizing their contributions. It will be a real nostalgic time. But at the same time it’s really exciting because it’s the next step in our continuing progress of building the team back up into contention. And I’m really excited about it because all of the work that the players put in this summer. It’s incredibly impressive the effort the guys put in to prepare themselves for this year. So I’m anticipating this season as much as any in our history.’’

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