Good story. The players apparently continue to be behind Washington and the clubhouse is unified. If you believe in chemistry I guess this is a good thing.
After the revelation, Washington addressed his players in their spring training clubhouse and told them he did not deserve sympathy. He asked for their honest reaction, and third baseman Michael Young, the six-time All-Star and the leader of a young clubhouse, was the first to stand.
"I support you, Wash; I’ve always supported you," Young said, according to Washington. "This team has been going in the right direction since you took it over, and you are my manager."
Daniels said the reaction reaffirmed that keeping Washington had been the right call. The feeling grew stronger later that day, when Washington made a round of cuts and players still treated him respectfully.