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SportChristian Yelich calls out former Marlins president over 'anti-player rhetoric'

03:55  12 february  2019
03:55  12 february  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Christian Stephen Yelich (born December 5, 1991) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Miami Marlins .

Christian Yelich thought he was going to be part of the group that led the Miami Marlins back to relevance Like Milwaukee with Yelich , the Marlins also got a boost when catcher J.T. Realmuto He had two hits in the victory over the Yankees, including a three-run home run off Masahiro Tanaka .

Christian Yelich calls out former Marlins president over 'anti-player rhetoric'© Provided by Oath Inc. Christian Yelich let David Samson have it on Twitter. (AP Photo) Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich may have gotten away from the Miami Marlins, but time hasn’t healed his frustration with the organization. Yelich took out some of his anger on former Marlins president David Samson on Monday after Samson suggested players and agents were at fault for the slow offseason.

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Yelich specifically called out Samson for his “anti-play rhetoric.”

The exchange started after Samson replied to a message from Houston Astros starter Justin Verlander. The 35-year-old Verlander joined the chorus of Major League Baseball players who have publicly spoken out against the slow offseason.

Samson told Verlander that tweeting about the issue won’t solve things. He then added that the players and agents will need to adjust to a “new reality.”

That’s when Yelich dropped in to tell his old boss he wasn’t surprised by Samson’s “anti-player rhetoric.” Yelich added that Samson’s idea wasn’t exactly a solution for the players.

Samson attempted to clarify he wasn’t talking specifically about Yelich. He also told Yelich to be “careful what we all wish for. Strikes/Lockouts are not the panacea.”

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Outfielder Christian Yelich is "unhappy'' over the Miami Marlins ' player exodus this offseason, sources told ESPN, but he wants to give the team's front office a Yelich , who spoke earlier this offseason with Michael Hill, the Marlins ' president of baseball operations, expects to have a follow-up

Former Miami Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich went 3-for-5 with four RBIs in the Milwaukee Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Christian Yelich . Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/UPI | License The sequences you get there are important with him. You can't just leave the ball out over the plate for

Samson was the Marlins’ president until the new ownership group — led by Derek Jeter — purchased the team. He was let go after that acquisition.

Since then, Samson has appeared on Dan Le Batard’s ESPN radio show spilling secrets about the team. Video also emerged of Samson yelling “$1.2 billion, f— you” at booing Marlins fans. Both Samson and Le Batard later said that was part of a skit.

Because of that, Samson doesn’t have the greatest reputation with fans. If Yelich’s comments are an indication, Marlins players didn’t love Samson all that much either.

If there’s anything to take away from this exchange, it’s that we need a tell-all book on the Marlins during the Jeffrey Loria and Samson era in the next couple years. Players other than Yelich might have some fun things to say about the way that organization was run.

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Marlins players , led by center fielder Christian Yelich , will reportedly force a meeting with the front office to discuss the recent moves and future plans. Both young players , however, are still under contract with the Marlins . Yelich has four more years on his contract that would pay him .5 million

Former Miami Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich went 3-for-5 Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Christian Yelich . Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/UPI | License Photo. The sequences you get there are important with him. You can't just leave the ball out over the plate for him to do whatever he wants."

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