First, Williams is tagged as the guy exchanged for Sean Casey. Then, he gets lit up like Eric Milton circa 2005.
Jason Bay's first-inning grand slam today helped Williams' ERA balloon to 7.20.
“Just have to keep banging it out,” said Williams last week. “Part of being a competitor is keeping your head up and trying to keep your team in the ballgame. That’s what it means to be a professional.”
If he can carry this type of positive attitude with him to the bullpen, Williams could be an asset to the Reds yet.