Hanley Ramirez and Dan Uggla got into a shouting match before today's game, prompting the team to close the clubhouse to reporters.
As reported by Juan C. Rodriguez:
Hanley Ramirez is at odds with double play partner Dan Uggla and other teammates over Ramirez's percieved lack of desire and commitment to winning.Uggla also accused Ramirez of not caring because he's already secured a $70 million contract. Ramirez and Uggla openly argued in the clubhouse about why Ramirez really exited Tuesday's rain delayed game in the fourth inning. Ramirez complained about teammates showing him up when he came out because of cramping in his left hamstring.
Ramirez has no doubt some teammates feel like he faked the injury to preserve his National League-leading batting average, a claim he feels is insulting.
Now, that's team chemistry.
This will go one of two ways: 1) Put a fork in them, they're done. or 2) Teams have, after clearing the air, become closer and rally around each other.
If I were guessing, option 1) is probably the most likely outcome.
[Update] JCR writes in more detail: Marlins Ramirez, Uggla trade verbal barbs in clubhouse