Look at this tweet from a loyal Miami Marlins fan and podcaster. He was blocked by Miguel Rojas and reading some other tweets, it appears to be a recurring issue. Taken independently it could be just a sign of a player who isn’t good with talking to fans or with media relations. It’s also important to mention that I personally didn’t investigate the other cases. It’s another issue that this debacle underscores, the alleged issue of jealousy that could be seriously affecting the clubhouse.
Miguel Rojas is potentially a clubhouse problem for the Miami Marlins.
Reports coming from such respected sources as Craig Mish indicated that Miguel Rojas called out The Fish’s superstar second baseman Jazz Chisholm Jr. due to alleged jealousy. This is a pretty shocking report as Rojas was always known as a good teammate. It’s true that Chisholm has a unique attitude, but he has a right to express himself any way he wants. He’s also very charismatic and deserves your all-star game vote.
Miguel Rojas is already not really playing to the level of a starting shortstop and should be replaced. He might not be suitable to stay on the team at all if his attitude causes problems. The report by Craig Mish also indicates that manager Don Mattingly called a meeting to resolve the issue and that it was reportedly resolved.
I am very interested in knowing what exactly was said and whether Miguel Rojas really did act jealous towards Chisholm. I also am interested to know if Rojas apologized to Chisholm and if he’s truly sorry for his behavior, that is assuming that it happened in the first place. Clubhouse issues can be a serious concern and better team chemistry should be a priority for both manager Don Mattingly and GM Kim Ng. Moving on from Miguel Rojas may be the necessary next step.