Jul 30, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) watches game action during the second inning against the New York Mets at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: Giancarlo Stanton's Slump a Concern?

Lost in all the trade rumor talk and his future with the Miami Marlins franchise has been Giancarlo Stanton‘s struggles as of late. Coming into last night’s game, Stanton had been just 2 for his last 23. He did collect a single in his second at bat in the third inning, but strikeout twice. Stanton has now struck out 9 times in his past five games.

If the Marlins are going to turn things around offensively, they are going to need Stanton to to start hitting well. With the team being offensively challenged as they are, the team is extremely dependent on Stanton to carry the team.

Stanton not making excuses for recent woes | Marlins News

With clarity and conviction on Tuesday afternoon, Giancarlo Stanton assessed his frustrating season.

You don’t need to remind the Marlins’ slugger that he is 1-for-20 over his last six games, and batting just .245 with 13 homers and 34 RBIs on the season.

Miami Marlins trade rumors: Analyzing the Pirates’ potential offer for Giancarlo Stanton | Fishstripes

The Miami Marlins supposedly received a trade offer from the Pittsburgh Pirates for Giancarlo Stanton. Would the package have been worth enough to pry Stanton from Miami?

Miami Marlins’ Jose Fernandez gets high praise | Miami Herald

Jose Fernandez was first honored for a week’s worth of dominance.

On Monday, Major League Baseball recognized his spectacular pitching in July by naming him the National League’s Rookie of the Month.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/06/3546875/miami-marlins-jose-fernandez-gets.html#storylink=cpy

Ranking The Marlins Starting Rotation By Trade Value | MLB Reports

Even though the trade deadline has already passed, it’s always interesting to evaluate pitchers based on their trade value.

Using age, experience, potential, contract, and reputation as guidelines, I ranked the current Miami Marlins starting rotation.

Here at Marlin Maniac:

Miami Marlins @ Pittsburgh Pirates Preview: Monday, August 6th 7:05PM EST (Game 110)

The Miami Marlins will travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Pirates to begin their 10-game road trip, which will include stops in Atlanta and Kansas City. The Marlins have played well of late, going 27-24 in the past two months after opening the season at 13-31.

Jose Fernandez awarded NL Rookie of Month

Around the All-Star break, Jayson Stark posted an article discussing MLB’s elusive “face of the game.” The nature of baseball ensures that Stark’s topic, while interesting, will always remain trivial. The silliness of Stark’s brainstorm session didn’t stop MLB Network from asking the same question for the Marlins weeks later with a poll that was never going to end well.

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