Jul 15, 2013; Flushing, NY, USA; From left to right, National League shortstop Everth Cabrera (2) of the San Diego Padres, pitcher Jose Fernandez (16) of the Miami Marlins, pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) of the Cincinnati Reds, and second baseman Brandon Phillips (4) of the Cincinnati Reds hold up signs for Stand Up for Cancer during the Home Run Derby in advance of the 2013 All Star Game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: Jose Fernandez Realizing Dream as an All-Star

Jose Fernandez, just 20-years old, is making his first of what should be many All-Star appearances in his Miami Marlins career. Fernandez owns a 8.86 strike out per nine inning rate in his rookie season and has a nice 2.75 ERA. He has been nothing short of phenomenal so far.

All-Star Fernandez already realizing dream | MLB.com

He does it every morning, this ritual of gazing deep into those brown eyes staring back at him in the mirror and reminding himself not just where he is, but who he is.

Dan Le Batard: Stars align for Miami Marlins’ Jose Fernandez | Miami Herald

Every game, abuela climbs into that sky in Cuba. It is about as close as she ever gets to feeling the freedom her grandson fled to find. Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández has sent her so many American treasures while trying to bridge the heartbreaking gap now between them. Plasma TVs. Cellphones. A new mattress. He even managed to have air conditioning installed in grandma’s house from afar. But you know what Olga Fernández values most? That radio.

Miami Marlins Midseason Review: Offense grades | Fishstripes

The Miami Marlins have finally reached the All-Star break, and that means it is time to review the Marlins’ first half. First, Fish Stripes reviews the team’s pitiful offensive performance marred with injuries and poor play.

The Best All-Stars in Marlins History, Part 1 | Marlins Diehards

With the annual All-Star Game on deck, Ted and I thought it would be fun to look back at every All-Star in franchise history and sort the wheat from the chaff. The Marlins have benefited from MLB’s rule that every team must be represented at the midsummer classic, as you’ll see below. Indeed, it is a double-edged sword: it allows fans of bad teams to have at least a little rooting interest in the game, but it also results in some very undeserving All-Star selections. Today we will look at the bottom half of the ledger, with the top half coming Tuesday.

Marlins leaning towards staying the course | Fish Pond

Teams that reach the All-Star Break firmly in last place typically consider making major moves by the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.

That may be the case for many clubs. But it’s not what the Marlins are thinking.

SEC interviewing politicians about Miami Marlins ballpark financing | Miami Herald

Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado has blocked out six hours on Tuesday to meet with U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission regulators, who are investigating the public bond sales that financed the Miami Marlins’ $634 million Little Havana ballpark.

Regalado is but the latest in a string of city and county politicians who have been interviewed since the SEC wrote almost identical letters to Miami and Miami-Dade County in December 2011, requesting thousands of pages of emails and other documents, all having to do with the ballpark deal. Both governments say they have complied.

What If You Could Combine the Marlins and Astros? | Wall Street Journal

If tomorrow Bud Selig called for a mercy rule and let the Astros and Marlins—the two worst teams in baseball—combine their teams, what would that look like? And how good would they be?

Miami Marlins: Jacob Turner, Jose Fernandez to book-end second-half rotation | Sun-Sentinel

Manager Mike Redmond wasn’t ready to announce his full post-All Star break rotation, but he did confirm the bookends

Here at Marlin Maniac:

Miami Marlins: Five Man Rotation For Second Half Announced

A major reason for the Miami Marlins turnaround after a slow start to the season can be attributed to their starting rotation. The Marlins starters allowed three runs or less in 23 of their final 26 games. This allowed the Marlins to go 15-11 in that span.

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