Today, we got our first indication that Rizzo's the man.
I don't have a particularly well informed opinion of Williams. Certainly, the outcomes of the Nationals player development system haven't been good. The disappointments (Ross Detwiler, Jack McGeary, Josh Smoker) seem to far outnumber the nominal successes (Craig Stammen, Jordan Zimmermann).
But the important thing is that this is a sign that Mike Rizzo--unlike Jim Bowden, in fact--will be allowed to run his own show on the baseball operations side. It's a coherence and clarity of leadership that's been sorely missing.
Next on the Cincy mafia hit list: Bob Boone, Squire Galbreath, Darnell Coles, Tim Foli, Debbie Taylor, Ray Knight, and Rob Dibble.