Jul 10, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jacob Turner (33) delivers a pitch against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: Prince Jacob vs. King James?


We are just 5 days away from the July major league trading deadline. The Miami Marlins have a few names that have generated interest on the trade market, but most people around baseball don’t expect the Marlins to pull off any major trades.

We’ll have plenty of trade rumors that circulate and analyze them on MM as the deadline approaches, but for now, enjoy some of the best links of the day!

Miami Heat have King James, Miami Marlins have Prince Jacob | Sun-Sentinel

Miami already has King James. How about Prince Jacob?

Since spring training a few of Jacob Turner’s teammates, mainly Alex Sanabia and Tom Koehler, have needled him for what they consider a princely disposition. After Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William of England had their first child this week, Sanabia Tweeted to Turner: “Just want 2 congratulate @Jacob_Turner22 the prince on the arrival of his Royal baby brother. His successor #Silverspoon #Maid will get it.

Marlins’ pitchers have historic series at Coors Field | Sun-Sentinel

In winning three of four, including Thursday’s 5-3 victory, the Marlins became the first opposing team to allow fewer than three earned runs in each game of a four-game set at Coors Field.

Funk continues for Miami Marlins’ Justin Ruggiano | Miami Herald

An agonizing 0-for-31 slump. Pushed to the bench by an unproven rookie. Daily trade rumors in which his name is mentioned. These aren’t the best of times for Marlins outfielder Justin Ruggiano.

Minor Developments: Major moves in Miami | Yahoo!

The Marlins recently summoned their two top position prospects, Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick, to the majors. Both could help your fantasy teams down the stretch. Yelich was hitting .280 with seven homers and five steals for Double-A Jacksonville at the time of his promotion, but has the skills to be a consistent .300 hitter and potential future batting champ. While his power is still developing, he should settle in as a 20-25 home run threat as he matures, with the potential to also steal his fair share of bases (32 SB in ’11, 20 SB in ’12). He’s worth a flier in standard mixers due to his enormous upside.

Miami Marlins prospect Christian Yelich is really young | Fishstripes

In one of yesterday’s articles, Fish Stripes reader Plaz mentioned the thing that has been on everyone’s mind since Christian Yelich debuted a couple of nights ago versus the Colorado Rockies.

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