After Nationals' All-Star Bryce Harper fired some shots to the Marlins, regarding the dismantling of divisional rivals, after unloading team's star players like Marcell Ozuna, Christian Yelich, and Giancarlo Stanton. These comments didn't make any fun in Miami as manager Don Mattingly fired back at Harper's comments.
As Mattingly told to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald on Tuesday morning, he doesn't really care about what Harper could say about his team:
He doesn't really know what goes on over here. He may think he does, but he doesn't know what's going on over here, what the discussions are. He doesn't know our players that we know. Take care of your business and we'll take care of ours
The 2015 NL MVP told reporters last week that he was "shocked" after hearing the news of the Marlins letting their stars go during this offseason:
I was very shocked that they were going to let go of Yelich, Ozuna, and Stanton because that's one of the best outfields in the game. You can't say enough about what Stanton did last year, what Ozuna did last year, and what Yelich has done the last couple years.
According to most projections, the Miami Marlins are likely to be the worst team in the MLB this upcoming season, as the Washington Nationals are predicted to win their third NL East title in a row this year.