Offseason was great I sprinted down in Orlando Miami area down Florida and -- just looking forward to a to a British because for an turn. Come on your work hard work we've always done and look for some success. What specifically are you looking to work on. Or have you worked on during the offseason apologist all around game a lot of it was drugs mental focus coming back from being able to -- simplified game. More so you know folks -- each and every pitch focus on each and every round Bob just simplifying the game by. You know intense but the focus. You know I know last year was a disappointment for you because you and I talked about in Japan about potentially being an all star you'd gone to the all star game with your brother. I know is it was flat out disappointed about how to -- a rough last year was for him. Mentally it was a rough you -- mentally. But you know -- as the season. Pass and you learn that you learn from that season and you pick up things from and then you're able to build on that make it stronger make -- -- stronger. Rather than been lingering and make -- about shortcomings. And make it in a negative things so I think it helped me progress just as my years come you know gore. What we're some of the things that he picked up as the season went on that you took with you. For me it was it was more just how to how to go about my game. I felt where there were -- little small parts in my game were made maybe a lack of focus on certain areas. Calm come out of you know something -- switched up and try to do something differently. And you know not being a 100% committed to everything that you don't want. It's not -- lead to a lot of success so you gotta be you gotta give and take committing to something and sticking with the was there anyone or anything that helped you. Find that focus. To to get dialed in. I would it was more so Omar appears a multifamily it was more of a mental thing it was more of you know you can't go out there and -- -- percent committed you know as those of the wars I was getting my brother my mom and dad you know. Same mores all across the board. You've got to know what works for you and you commit to a 100%. When that doesn't work and you commit to something else 100%. And that's how you go about your season. Talk about the battle -- least joins us -- people in -- united five point seven the game. Talk about the battle that -- -- now spring training Sizemore is being moved back to second base we know -- is in the mix you know Latimer is solace mean. There's a lot of different guys going to be -- for playing time. Tell us about the battle lease for second base. Gaffes are great about -- it was great players and we all hold our own ability is our own. Positive ability -- to bring to the team and I look at it as it's a battle reticence on the candidates find homes for me. I believe a lot of myself from my abilities to go our -- and be able to be the second baseman -- should everybody. And edges makes it fine and everybody's cool and Franzen. It's just a good battle after all the way around it's good for the fans. I I get the sense that a lot of people have in some -- forgotten about you and about what you might be able to bring to this team and add to it. What do you think you can you can bring this season. I think -- our packages bring what they've what do you -- bring in the past you know last year wasn't the greatest year good. You know there were flashes of of what I may be able to bring to the table. And this year you know. I'm comfortable and I know I. Fighting against the big and I was comfortable as us as a team last year. -- called you know kind of the underdogs of this AL west and we roast of the talk. I'm comfortable millions position where it might have been forgotten about and trying to -- -- our our farm and join me and proven myself. And you proved yourself when you first got here. And I like that the fight. I like that you have that sense that now it's about a dog fight for you -- because last year you were given the job it's like you got to earn it all over again. How does that feel that you have to prove yourself all over again. It's no different than from the time I was. Three years old when I started in the Louis player on the team till now their -- player on the team it's it's always a fight to show improve. That you can have the ability to be apparent play in the big leagues and I'm not normal life is just another day and park and keep America focused or go -- and out northern content. No no matter what happens they're going to be a lot of guys there are going to be put -- they're going to be sharing time at various places what's going to be the key. To keeping everybody on the same page in and -- on the on the same rope. To. I think it's just the team as a whole you know have a good team chemistry. Everybody everybody. Know what they can individually. Soon to become the best they can be. And I think more state filter everything down whatever the team becomes at the end. I think it all mesh together when she had that from but everybody has to look at themselves and be the best they can be in spring training at this point. You mentioned that you that you've worked on that focus are you. Do you feel you're there now or is this something that you're gonna continue to have to. Homes as spring training goes on our if you made and he made a switch where you are you feel like hey you know and come back to the Jamal that debt. I thought I was going to be last season. And so for me it's a work in progress always a work in progress -- -- and I still feel like it's a work in progress but I know that. Come at a better place than I was last year. I'm norm calm confident that I'll be the player that I know I can be. And right now it's just one of those wait and see game short for everybody else but for me -- norm building off of that. Two mile -- second base or for the Oakland Athletics with a 095 point seven a game -- current Downey blunt they always loved that your game. It looks like you're having a good time you love this game in Europe peace be an out their plan are we gonna get that two mile weeks once again a guy having a great time. Yeah yeah of course that's that's the -- -- about the game and I'll go about the game worked until I finish so. Whatever that is that's when it is. You know baseball not on a pedestal for me it's not my life but it is a big part of me I enjoy -- plan it and until last operatives are and -- continue to play every game network. One thing that you bring to the party every single day is speed. How we utilize that speed I think sometimes maybe got a little away from that last year -- -- utilized that once again. This season the biggest thing is going out there being healthy every day. -- the second part of it is you don't have to run every time you are -- to base every time because I'm in the pitches had more first base without mover. Armed so our utilize that in an area is running distill the bad hostility. If they have a big hitters -- you know like him a lot of this is last year that was Josh -- and they want upon fastball toward direct hit a lot of home runs. I wanna be there to -- -- support to where he knows an eternal. Contain me and it'll help them so. There's a lot of different ways a lot different aspects of the game that relies on speed and Artest try to fit every aspect of animal. You you mentioned it focusing on every single thing is speed the focus of what you're trying to do now. What took you out of that focus last year. I think it would it was just trying to do too much trying to. Trying to be that perfect -- trying to be that perfect defender trying to be too perfect trying to do too much at one time. And then you start showing overwhelms -- the things that you're trying to do now you in the box and your mind can't sit on one thing you're seeing are formed by different things. And you can be successful act that. So are for me it's just simply finding gamers a way it was a man. I'm no different player hours flash and I was two years ago three or four years ago just a mental part again. Before we let you go we've been talking all the players about. What this spring training feels like after what happened last year the magical season the great five. You've been now around the -- for a few years what does it feel like in that clubhouse heading into 2013. And and going to to defend your AL west title. And our guys are comfortable -- guys you can see the hunger the hunger still there we still wanna prove. The longer you have that that. You know that and they felony you wanna prove something. You know you're gonna get the most that you teams so wherever we end up at the end which we hope it's national championship. I mean World Series champions but if we're not we're gonna put everything into it that we can get this thing. Jamal knows trichet to stop them by have a good spring we'll look forward to watching this year at the coliseum. Thank.