Earlier this week tales emerged how the Marlins have been “outraged” that the Red Sox would dare ship a lineup full of minor league prospects to a Grapefruit League recreation. The only two players within the Boston lineup that day with any big league at bats had been Jackie Bradley Jr. and Ryan Lavarnway. The Marlins were mad, calling it a “gross violation” and contemplated filing a criticism with the MLB house office. Sox GM Ben Cherington apologized and it seemed like the “controversy” was over.
Seems Red Sox proprietor John Henry has his personal thoughts on the situation and tweeted as much Saturday afternoon, delivering a first round TKO to the Marlins group, albeit without naming them instantly.
Obviously Henry has no love misplaced for the Marlins — a staff he previously owned before selling it to Jeffrey Loria in 2002.
I’m unsure what the Marlins should feel the need to apologize for. Giancarlo Stanton is a budding star and the rest of the beginning lineup is effectively … ummm … eight other players, including former Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia.