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Damon Talks About Dissension

"You've got a lot of upset people in here."

"I don't think he's ready to be our closer."

''I think Bronson [Arroyo] or Timlin are the choice as the closer. Mike Timlin deserves to be it. All his years in the big leagues -- the fact that he came into [Tuesday] night's game, threw six pitches, and we were done. That's pretty good. He's going to throw strikes, he's going to make the plays. I think Mike Timlin definitely deserves that spot. It would be perfect for Timlin. He's going into a free agent year, too. Teams know he can be a setup man, closer. I hope that's the case for us."

"The whole team wants Timlin, and if not Timlin, Arroyo. I don't know where it came up. It's just the kind of thing our team doesn't know yet. You guys [the media] know before us."

"He's (Schilling) never done it. He throws 60 pitches to get loose for a game. He needs to get loose. Two outs in the eighth, a home run is hit. Get ready, 10 pitches. He can't do it. Timlin could, Bronson could. I don't think it's a good move for us. We've always talked about all year he'd come back and be a starter, and be a good starter. He can't just walk in and be a good closer. He's not ready yet. He's not ready."

"I don't think his body is going to be able to bounce back and accomplish that feat. Schilling's a little too old and it takes too long to get loose to be in that closer role." -- 7.7 Globe Notebook: Damon makes a strong pitch for Timlin

"Let's get beyond being college freshmen and move on." -- 7.7 Peter Gammons, WEEI's Big Show

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NY Post:

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