On Monday, the Washington Nationals didn't just fire Matt Williams — they got rid of his entire coaching staff, too.
Among those who were shown the door the day after the team's season came to a close was bench coach Randy Knorr. Players often talked about how they admired the 46-year-old, who coached many of them in the club's farm system. Denard Span, who has shared the same dugout with Knorr since coming to D.C. in November 2012, clearly respected him as well, as evidenced by a tweet he sent out just after the news broke.
Here's what the likely soon-to-be ex-National had to say when one fan claimed firing Knorr was a poor decision:
— dcinwashington (@dcinwashington) October 5, 2015
@dcinwashington i agree
— Denard Span (@thisisdspan) October 5, 2015
It's hard to figure out what Span was saying "I agree" to; it could've been to the part calling Knorr's dismissal as a mistake, or simply to the part saying he is a good man. The former is obviously more damning than the latter, but either way, Span wasn't afraid to come out in defense of the popular assistant.
Look for more tough decisions to be made by the Nats in the coming days and weeks, and keep an eye on your timelines, too. 2015 was obviously a massive letdown, and more players may choose to speak their minds or vent their frustrations on social media during the offseason.