Miami Marlins Series Preview: Nationals Chat with Ricky Keeler

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Jul 26, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Miami Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee (5) reacts after starting towards first after thinking he drew a walk before hearing the strike call from umpire Dan Bellino (not pictured) during the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins return home for the first time since the All-Star break. They finished up a 10-game road trip with a 3-7 record, against lowly teams like the Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks, and San Diego Padres.

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With the trade deadline approaching Friday, the Miami Marlins are likely to become sellers, having already traded former closer Steve Cishek to the St. Louis Cardinals.

A number of players, including Martin Prado, Derek Dietrich, Michael Morse, Dan Haren, and Mat Latos could be gone before Friday’s deadline, if the team gets the right offer.

After a sub-optimal road trip, the Miami Marlins get to take on the National League East leading Washington Nationals next. The Nationals, at 52-45, lead the Marlins by 12 games in the NL East. The Marlins are 4-2 against their division rivals this season, including a series sweep in late April.

We sat down with the Editor of FanSided’s Nationals site District on Deck, Ricky Keeler to get acquainted with his Nationals, as they prepare to take on the Miami Marlins and make some changes before the July 31st trade deadline.

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