Miami Marlins: Afternoon Links and News


The Miami Marlins have been one of the most rumored teams surrounding July 31st’s MLB Trade Deadline. As clear sellers, the Marlins have places multiple pitchers on the trade block.

The first Marlins trade occurred just a couple of hours ago, with Steve Cishek going to St. Louis in exchange for minor leaguer Kyle Barraclough.

The Breaking News of Steve Cishek’s departure can be read on Marlin Maniac here…

Here are some other links from around the web:

Cardinals acquire former closer Steve Cishek from Marlins — CBS Sports, Matt Axisa 

The trade deadline winds keep blowing. The Marlins have traded former closer Steve Cishek to the Cardinals, the team has announced. Double-A right-hander Kyle Barraclough is heading to Miami in the swap.

Cishek, 29, has a 4.50 ERA (85 ERA+) with a 1.59 WHIP and 7.9 K/9 in 32 innings this season, which is easily his worst full season as a big leaguer. (Read More Here)

Miami Marlins at San Diego Padres game preview — Fox Sports (AP)

The San Diego Padres still have an outside shot to reach the playoffs for the first time in nine years – but they can’t afford many more offensive slumps like the current one they’re in.

They look to avoid their fifth four-game losing streak of the season Friday night when they host the Miami Marlins. (Read More Here)

Tom Koehler, Martin Prado Not on Block — Ehsan Kassim, Marlin Maniac

A week from today, we will be hours away from the July 31st trading deadline, with teams scrambling to finalize trade talks and send the paperwork into the commissioner’s office.

We know the Miami Marlins could be relatively active at the trade deadline. The team has established they’d like to move Mat Latos and Steve Cishek, while listening to offers on Dan Haren. The team is also exploring the idea of shipping free agent signing from this off-season, Michael Morse, back to San Francisco. The team is even rumored to be open to the idea of trading Marcell Ozuna(Read More Here)

Marlins ‘very much open’ to dealing Marcell Ozuna — Scott Gelman, Fishstripes

Heading into 2015, the Marlins viewed Ozuna as their center fielder of the future. He had a solid rookie campaign and posted a .269/.317/.455 batting line to complement 23 home runs and 85 RBIs through 153 games last season. But after a slow offensive start, the Marlins decided to option Ozuna to Triple-A New Orleans. Before being sent down, he was batting .249/.301/.337 and posted just four home runs and 26 RBIs through 79 games. Miami was hoping for more offense.

Although he did not have success early, Ozuna appears to be bouncing back in Triple-A. He is batting .348/.388/.587 through 12 games though he has only added a pair of home runs and five RBIs. (Read More Here)

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