Miami Marlins Morning Catch: The Trading Has Begun


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July 31st can be referred to as Christmas in July” (Or whatever holiday you celebrate) for many baseball fans. Standing just seven days away, the 2015 MLB Trade Deadline has made it’s presence felt throughout the sports world.

The first action came yesterday around midday, when Scott Kazmir was traded to the Astros. Quickly following that was the trade of Aramis Ramirez to the Pirates. And while no trade occurred, reliever Steve Cishek received mass amounts of attention with rumors of his potential departure from Miami.

What will today bring to the table?

Don’t be surprised if Steve Cishek finds himself in a different uniform come the end of the day. Dan Haren and Mat Latos have been rumored, but the intense talks surrounding Cishek haven’t appeared for the two Marlin starters.

Other Miami Marlins News Around the Web:

Marlins beat Padres with four-run sixth inning — Casey Brock and Joe Frisaro

SAN DIEGO — Justin Bour and J.T. Realmuto knocked in runs in the sixth inning and Tom Koehler tossed seven shutout innings Thursday night as the Marlins defeated the Padres, 4-0, at Petco Park.

San Diego starting pitcher Tyson Ross was sharp early, striking out seven in the first three innings. (Read More Here)

Miami Marlins Trade Deadline Primer: Martin PradoMichael Jong, Fishstripes

The Miami Marlins are going to consider their options at the 2015 trade deadline, as the team heads into the deadline season as clear sellers. While options like Mat Latos and Dan Haren, who are in the last year of their respective contracts, are clear and obvious trade candidates, Miami has a few players who are less obvious and less likely to be dealt for that reason. The team has some players who are on shorter deals and who could be turned into assets because they are just talented enough to be worth something. (Read More Here)

Marlins’ deals at trade deadline won’t be fire sale, they’ll be smart — Greg Cote, Miami Herald

It won’t be a fire sale this time, as much as angry fans may be ready to clang that familiar bell. It won’t be a salary dump or another reach for the “reset” button. The Marlins are poised to be sellers again as the July 31 MLB trade deadline looms, but, this time, what they’ll be doing is necessary and smart.

I know, I know. Giving benefit of doubt to the Jeffrey Loria-owned Fish never comes easily – especially in the midst of a season that has seen Miami perhaps the most disappointing team in baseball. Beyond that, a franchise that has missed the playoffs 21 times in its 23-year history and is headed for a sixth straight losing record isn’t in the best position to tell fans, “Trust us on this.” (Read More Here)

Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton making progress, cleared for ‘dry swinging’ — Fox Sports

Giancarlo Stanton took one step closer to returning to the Miami Marlins this week, although his team’s season may be beyond saving.

Stanton has been cleared to begin swinging a bat, manager Dan Jennings told reporters on Monday.

The Marlins slugger, who recently met with a hand specialist, was told he could begin “dry swings,” with no ball involved. (Read More Here)

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