Johnson, on whether he has any intention of meeting with Maddon: "No, I don't know him that well, but I thought he was a weird wuss anyway, so no. I understand where he's coming from. His job as a manager is to protect the players, striking out at whoever is causing your players any grievance.
I LOVE THIS! I have never been a part of the love affair with Maddon.
AND, Maddon is doing just what Johnson says, striking out at whoever is causing your player grief. I don't think Maddon believes anything he is himself saying, he's just standing up for his pitcher in his weird wuss kind of way. If the shoe was on the other foot he'd be protesting against the pitcher.
Maddon said that the incident should deter free agents from signing with the Nationals.
"If I'm a major league player that may happen to want to play for the Nationals in the future, I might think twice about it," Maddon said. "Because this is one of their former children here that had really performed well and all of a sudden he's going to come back to this town and they're going to rat on him based on some insider information, insider trading, whatever."
This is a weird wuss kind of statement.
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