At a press conference announcing Travis Diener's signing, LJL took time to address questions about the type of players he's brought in this summer. Namely, players who be questions like: Who? What? and Where will they play?
"I think that's what we've done. We feel good that we got the guys that can help us win ball games. We'll see what happens going forward, but I know we've got quality guys, and guys that are going to play hard and do the right job and do the right things in the community."
LJL, again, expresses straight up confidence in the direction he's taking the team. He loves his coach and likes the players he is putting in place to take advantage of O'B's style. No one thinks they'll contend for a title next year, even with J.O., but with the rebuilding grind progress can be measured in other ways. Effort, execution, and team chemistry are all markers of moving in a positive direction. Regardles of the expectations from "no name players" on the roster, LJL will be fully accountable if these areas don't improve.