If the Miami Marlins are tired of Jazz Chisholm, his performance in Friday’s game may make them want to rethink that attitude.

It was reported by Jon Heyman of the New York Post that the Marlins recently had a team meeting with Chisholm as the subject. Among other things, Heyman reported that “teammates apparently aren’t always as enamored as fans who love the style and sizzle.”

But if the Marlins aren’t enamored with Chisholm’s performance, they probably aren’t paying attention. On Tuesday, Chisholm blasted two home runs in Miami’s 12-2 victory over the Washington Nationals. The Marlins defeated the Houston Astros 7-4 on Friday, with Chisholm playing a major role.

Chisholm was the first hitter of the game on Friday and got the game started in a great way for Miami.

But Chisholm didn’t stop there. In the fifth inning and launched another home run.

Baseball fans heaped a great deal of praise onto Chisholm.

Chisholm can be outspoken and sure, that can be grating, particularly to those who are around him as often as his teammates are. Following Friday’s game, Chisholm is hitting .259/.314/.559 with 12 home runs and 10 stolen bases his season. There aren’t many second baseman in baseball putting up those kind of stats, let alone 24-year-olds.

Chisholm would not be the first athlete whose antics get under the skin of some of his teammates. While Rodman was the comparison, his Chicago Bulls teammate, Michael Jordan, could do that, as well. If the player is good enough, his team needs to find a way to make it work or risk losing him.

Miami would do well to find a way to make it work. Chisholm is already a great player and is on the rise. This is not a player that the Marlins should want to see leave Miami any time soon.

About Michael Dixon

Michael has a background in sports writing both online (Bleacher Report, Sportsnaut, Fantasy Baseball Crackerjacks) and in print (Sedona Red Rock News, Brentwood Press). Sports have been a lifeline passion for Michael and he continues to enjoy writing and talking about them.