Re: Post-Williams performance
Originally Posted by Ltlabner
In addition to strengthing the team by getting rid of a huge negative, DFA'ing Williams had the effect of sending the message to the team that winning was expected by management and coaching. Even if it cost the owership some shorterm money, they were going to take the steps to build a winning team.
While that move didn't produce imediate results, I have to believe Williams DFA was in the back of some players mind, and perhaps a topic of conversation after the two horrible games in Chicago at the start of the last road trip. The thought was prob there at different times after the DFA move until then, but combining the horrible play against the lowly and despised Cubs with the thought of "what if I get DFA'd" might have been just the inspiration the team needed.
Some people like to make threats. Others like to quietly make their intentions clear through actions. BC is a man of action.
Let's hope the other BC gets the message.
When all is said and done more is said than done.