Fish Bites, NL East edition: National League Players of the Month live here

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The latest Fish Bites, NL East edition features links to the best players in the National League this month, along with links on Terry Collins's and Bryce Harper's future.

The Miami Marlins have had a rough week as usual, but how has the week gone for the rest of the NL East? We will find out today with our latest Fish Bites, NL East edition.

Atlanta Braves

Justin Upton Named National League Player of the Month for April - Talking Chop
Braves outfielder Justin Upton has turned it up a notch. He hit 12 home runs and hit .298/.402/.734 in April.

While brother Justin thrives, B.J. struggles | Atlanta Braves | www.ajc.com
While Justin is owning the National League, B.J. Upton is struggling at the plate.

Evan Gattis Named National League Rookie of the Month for April - Talking Chop
El Oso Blanco was named the hottest rookie in the NL in April. Two players of the month for Atlanta? Cone on!

One For The History Books: Tim Hudson Homers En Route To Win #200, Braves Demolish Nationals 8-1 - Talking Chop
It was a banner day for Tim Hudson, who hit his first home run of the year and notched win #200 as the Braves mauled the Nationals.

Hitting coach Walker sees Uggla making progress | braves.com: News
Although the numbers don't show it, Braves hitting coach Greg Walker has started to see Dan Uggla make progress at the plate over the course of the past couple of weeks. Uggla is hitting just .179/.291/.347 thus far this season.

New York Mets

Matt Harvey is the NL Pitcher of the Month - Amazin' Avenue
The phenom's wonderful start to the season has resulted in him being named the best National League pitcher for the month of April.

Alderson: No thought of dumping Collins - Mets Blog - ESPN New York
Sandy Alderson said there has been no consideration of dumping Mets manager Terry Collins.

Why Terry Collins is not on the hot seat for NY Mets; Eduardo Nunez's big night for Yankees; Tampa Bay's David Price | New York Daily News
Here is another story on why Terry Collins is not likely to be fired - or extended -this season.

A very early look into Jordany Valdespin's developing plate discipline - Amazin' Avenue
I hate Jordany Valdespin after he hit that three-run homer against the Marlins. Steve Schreiber has more interest in whether his plate discipline actually improved much from where it was last year?

Philadelphia Phillies

Cliff Lee says Philadelphia Phillies need to have 'more pride' - ESPN
Cliff Lee said that the Philadelphia Phillies need to have a little more pride following their second straight lopsided loss to the Cleveland Indians.

Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz back from suspension - ESPN
The Philadelphia Phillies activated catcher Carlos Ruiz from the restricted list Sunday after he completed his 25-game suspension for a positive test for an amphetamine.

Scouting the Phillies' Tools - The Good Phight
In which Phrozen examines the strengths and weaknesses of the Philadelphia Phillies and compares them to various benchmarks. And by "benchmarks," he means actual power tools.

A Tale of Two Teams - The Good Phight
One team is pitching incredibly well and hitting with purpose; the other team's pitching stinks and its hitting is worse. Who are these mystery teams? Hint: they involve the Phillies somehow.

Washington Nationals

Jordan Zimmermann isn’t the Washington Nationals’ face, but he might be their ace - The Washington Post
On a roster full of bigger names, Jordan Zimmermann has been Nationals’ steadiest performer. Zimmermann is off to a 1.64 ERA (2.91 FIP) start in his first 44 innings this season.

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper And The Inevitable Backlash? - Federal Baseball
Will Leitch, of Gawker and Deadspin fame, who now writes at Sports on Earth and New York Magazine, was on the MLB Network this week to talk about Washington Nationals' outfielder Bryce Harper and what the future might hold for the Nats' phenom?

Washington Nationals Rewind: Davey Johnson Not Happy With What He Sees In PNC - Federal Baseball
The Nationals' batters struck out 14 times as a team last night in PNC Park and the Pittsburgh Pirates got two home runs in a 3-1 win over the Nats and left-hander Ross Detwiler. Davey Johnson told reporters after the game that it was time to get going.

Washington Nationals' Prospect Updates: Sam Solis, Matt Purke And Lucas Giolito Updates - Federal Baseball
Washington Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo talked about top prospects RHP Lucas Giolito and LHPs Matt Purke and Sammy Solis this morning on 106.7 the FAN in D.C. and update everyone on each of their respective recoveries from surgery.

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