Davey Johnson: Not happy with "anything less" than a division title
Sun, 8 Jul 2012|
CSN Washington dot com. I wanna take all the back to spring training when you sat with me and you told me if this team doesn't make the playoffs. They can fire me and here you are at the all star break. In first place. And have a nationals. Well -- dry we're expecting this being his if I didn't mugging it up blown away. You know the guys that are really playing good they're playing at their potential and it then that's religious come about you lately and he's we've been kind of struggling in the first couple months. And of course we had six years. Turns to players. But. -- large you know -- -- just now rounding into shape. How much good -- -- like you believing that this team believes in it and then performs to that level. Well. In I know the character on this ballclub. I've been around for lesser years and they expect to be good and they expect to play good in. Figured if I didn't expect to play good I think that was an idiot if I'm Mike Davis I knew they had the capability of being very good ball club and that's one of the reasons I wanna come back going to. I want to see him you know grow into the job and realize how good they were. One thing you've always had is the best pitching staff and based on the best rotation is that really the key to winning a championship. Well -- You know in my prison did a great job picking up those two pitchers and then we had some good young pitchers that while there straws and Kevin Zimmerman. You know you need that need to get left hander. To go dead because we're in the division with -- some of the best clubs have a predominant left and hit ball clubs. But. Pitching everything starts at pitching. Put -- -- makes a lot easier when score runs and there's no such thing as she can't be one -- ballclub. You know you've got it you got outscored the opposition and I don't care if it's to the war in three to two and we did that a lot early in the season. -- and I think we averaged just a little over three runs is probably two months in the year. Now -- we've raised our average probably fifteen points team average. Now they're just spreads his little bigger. And that makes me smarter. Barbieri is now not just make -- -- but to winning the division. I mean I'm not going to be happy with the best. Sure that we thinking less. You know we showed. So the fans -- aware of what kind of ballclub we were good ballclub. It was no secret National League anyway nationally day everybody I mean I've talked opposing managers. And they even broaching the that I read it or those 1924 uniforms. Sydney Johnson when he got another push -- come over his. I sit here lately I do. CSN Washington dot com.