If you recall Adam Kilgore’s first Jayson Werth dispatch of the spring, it included two uses of “Whatever” and three of “I’m over it.”
“It,” of course, was Werth’s possibly maybe perhaps disappointing 2011 campaign, when he got paid giant sacks stuffed with money to hit a .232/.330/.389.
Werth, I’m guessing, wouldn’t mind if reporters stopped asking about 2011, since he’s over it, whatever. But reporters, it would seem, haven’t stopped asking. Thus, this dialog with WTOP’s Craig Heist.
Heist: I know last year for year wasn’t the kind of season you wanted, the numbers were not Jayson Werth-type numbers. How much did that weigh on you in the offseason heading into the spring, and obviously do you want to correct that?
Werth: You can look at it a number of ways. I’ll disagree with you a little bit: it wasn’t the type of year I wanted to have or whatever. But it happened, and you get past that, and that’s just part of the game. But all in all, it wasn’t a terrible year. A lot of things got changed around here. The organization’s going in the right direction. A lot of players that we’ve had are a year older, they got more experience. So I don’t look at it as a waste or anything like that. I think it was something to build on. And quite frankly, I’m tired of people looking at it like that and talking about it that way. So [I’ll] set the record straight: going in the right direction and looking forward to this year.
And now that the record has been set straight, no one will ask Jayson Werth about his sub-par 2011 stats, except for every single reporter doing a Jayson Werth in 2012 piece.