Even if you have been living under a rock this week you will still have heard what happened with, the now former, Seattle Mariners team President Kevin Mather. In Mather’s comments, he mentioned something negative about what felt like the entire organization, and included in his comments was a mention of the team’s best pitcher in a negative light.
“On the pitching staff, we have Marco Gonzales, signed to a long-term deal. Marco Gonzales is very quietly, very boring, but Marco Gonzales might be the second- or third-best left-handed starter in the American League. He has very quietly put up fantastic numbers.”
Today the Mariners star responded to Kevin Mather once in a statement, and once with a hilarious clap back on Twitter
This morning when Gonzales spoke with the media he delivered a powerful quote about the whole situation.
“Sometimes a common goal can unite you but sometimes a common enemy can be even greater.” Now if that does not get you excited for this team and these players then I don’t know what will.
Marco also said, “I think bigger picture, we view this as an isolated incident. His views are his own, and certainly the relevancy he has to this team and this group, he’s not close to us. He’s not here throwing a ball. He’s not here swinging a bat.”
On top of making that powerful statement, Gonzales also decided to change his Twitter bio.
So, it seems like the players are taking the whole situation well and are really pinning all of the negative things said on Kevin Mather and not on the Mariners organization. Hopefully, we can all move on from this situation soon but in the meantime, I definitely love the clap back’s from players like Gonzales and Julio Rodriguez.