Miami Marlins Morning Catch: Brace Yourselves…


It’s time to brace yourselves Marlins fans. If MLB’s 2015 Trade Deadline goes at all as expected, the Miami Marlins will possess a new identity by the end of the week. Come Friday, July 31st at 4:00 PM ET, a potential new era in Marlins history may begin.

Three days ago, Miami made their first move, dealing long time Marlins reliever Steve Cishek to St. Louis for Double-A closer Kyle Barraclough. Since then, rumors of possible trades have been swirling in South Beach. Clubs across the league have notably expressed interest in Mat Latos, Dan Haren, Martin Prado, and Derek Dietrich. However, that doesn’t limit the possible options the Marlins can deal.

There remains no doubt surrounding the fact that the Marlins are sellers. In a down season, this could be the most exciting week of the Marlins’ 2015 campaign.

Follow Marlin Maniac on Twitter @MarlinManiac for all of your Marlins 2015 MLB Trade Deadline coverage!

Around the web:

Mat Latos has quality start amid trade talk — Joe Frisaro,

SAN DIEGO — What happens by Friday’s Trade Deadline is out of Mat Latos’ control. So all the 27-year-old right-hander was focused on Sunday was doing his part to help the Marlins salvage the series finale at Petco Park.

Credit the veteran for remaining locked in, as Latos, despite not being his sharpest, delivered a quality start, giving up three runs in six innings. Still, the Marlins couldn’t manufacture enough offense, and they lost, 3-2, to the Padres, dropping three of four in the series. (Read More Here)

Marlins’ Alvarez To See Specialist For Ailing Shoulder — Larry Walansky, NBC 6 South Florida

The Miami Marlins may continue to be without Henderson Alvarez for a while as surgery remains a possibility for the pitcher.

Alvarez has missed most of the season with shoulder problems, but the team had hoped he would heal with time off. Unfortunately for the Marlins and Alvarez, this has not been the case. Alvarez is scheduled to meet with Dr. James Andrews on Monday for a treatment suggestion. Surgery is one option that could ultimately be decided is the best course of action. (Read More Here)

Kansas City Royals Interested in Martin Prado — Ehsan Kassim, Marlin Maniac

n a day that the Kansas City Royals decided to go for broke for a championship, the Miami Marlins further cemented themselves as sellers. The Marlins dropped their 57th game of the season and fell to 17-games below .500 on Sunday afternoon.

With the Miami Marlins already selling of former closer Steve Cishek earlier in the week, you can expect them to ship out a few more names the next few days, as the July 31st trade deadline approaches this Friday. (Read More Here)

Follow Marlin Maniac on Twitter @MarlinManiac for all of your Miami Marlins news, analysis, rumors, and more!

Next: Yesterday in Marlins History...