David Samson was the Marlins former team president when they were under the ownership of Jeffrey Loria.
Former baseball executive: 'MLB is going to do anything they can to have the Dodgers beat the Brewers' https://t.co/oRm8fhDzQQ— Business Insider (@businessinsider) October 10, 2018
@LeBatardShow I gotta say, David Samson is absolutely correct. MLB is going to do EVERYTHING possible to rig the NLCS in favor of the Dodgers. They want absolutely NOTHING to do with Milwaukee in terms of TV ratings. It’s garbage, but it’s also not at all surprising.— Arbeezus Backslashinfourth LVI (@FiddySicks) October 10, 2018
Whether these allegations are true is completely unproven, but it still shows the dirty underbelly that is professional sports. Samson could very well have misspoke, but the quote is on the record.
At the end of the day, the bottom line is the only thing that leagues and their executives really care about.