Marlins President David Samson spoke his mind Friday as to his views on Dee Gordon's 80-game ban for breaking a drug policy, and Samson described his feelings in one brutal word: "Betrayal."
Dodger players were surprised that former teammate Dee Gordon was suspended after testing positive for banned substances, but angry with the timing of the announcement, as Los Angeles was coming off a four-game sweep at the hands of the Marlins.
On Saturday's edition of SB Nation MLB's daily "Say Hey," Matt Collins wrote about how the Marlins had an interesting week, filled with a suspension, a serious no-hit bid, and a winning streak to get the team over .500. How does Don Mattingly do it?
Miami hasn't won at least seven games in a row since Ozzie Guillén managed the club, but a recent upstart in victories finds the Marlins over .500 and winners of seven straight. That streak ended Sunday with the Brewers defeating Don Mattingly's club 14-5.
Marlin Maniac reviewed Saturday's game with their classic 'Stap Wrap.' It noted every Marlin had a hit, and that Miami is over .500 for the first time since August 2014.
In that same game, Giancarlo Stanton mashed another home run, this one going 462 feet! The exit velocity on this one was blazing fast, traveling 116.8 miles per hour.
Around the League:
Mariners CEO Howard Lincoln has retired, the team announced Wednesday. Minority owner John Stanton will become Chairman, and take over the CEO position from Lincoln, who has held the post since September of 1999.
The Braves have played horrendous baseball so far this year, and 6-18 Atlanta are close to firing manager Fredi Gonzalez. There is no approximate date as to when Gonzalez will be canned, but it is very possible it won't be very long.
MLB Trade Rumors took a look at Ryan Braun's no-trade list, and the Marlins are still a team that can not be blocked in a trade.
Alex Rodriguez always gets a hard time from the fans in Boston, but after scratching his nether region with a baseball bat, he sure will hear it from the Fenway faithful.