Harsh opinions of the offseason moves made by the Miami Marlins have been splashed everywhere for months, but manager Don Mattingly rejected the input of one notable division rival on Monday.
Washington Nationals All-Star outfielder Bryce Harper said he was shocked when the Marlins traded away their entire outfield -- National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton, centerfielder Christian Yelich and left fielder Marcell Ozuna.
"He doesn't really know what goes on over here," Mattingly said. "He may think he does. But he doesn't know what the discussions are. He doesn't know our players."
Harper said he felt the Marlins were only a pitcher or two away from being a contender. The teams play 19 times per season as tenants of the National League East.
The dramatic facelift in Florida is ongoing, an effort new CEO Derek Jeter repeated last week was an effort to clear debt, payroll and rebuild from the ground floor.
Mattingly said it's important to "take care of your own dugout," in reply to Harper's suggestions.
--Field Level Media