Fish Bites: Trade rumors galore

Norm Hall

As we're a little over 30 days away from the 2013 MLB Trade Deadline, the latest edition of Fish Bites looks around the internet to keep you up to date with the latest rumors surrounding your favorite team.

Media: Put down microscope and let Heat and fans enjoy this, please; plus are we still a football town?; also, the not-terrible Marlins & more | Greg Cote's Random Evidence of a Cluttered Blog

Yeah, about 80% of this piece is about the NBA championship winning Heat but there is a positive paragraph dedicated to the Marlins.

Nolasco trade rumors continue to pick up steam | Fish Bytes

Trade rumors surrounding Ricky Nolasco continue to pick up as he's now linked to any team in the NL West according to Ken Rosenthal.

Ruggiano, scratched from starting lineup Tuesday, says new shoulder injury not as bad last year's | Fish Bytes

To the delight of Marlins fans everywhere, Justin Ruggiano reassures everybody that the shoulder injury he sustained during the Giants series over the weekend is not as bad as last season's.

Koehler aims to solidify place in Marlins' rotation - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

With the eventual return of Henderson Alvarez ahead of us, Tom Koehler has to show his worth if he wants to stay in Miami's rotation.

Miami Marlins: Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria living up to defensive billing - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

Rookie Adeiny Hechavarria is showing his worth as one of the finest defensive shortstops in the MLB despite the advanced metrics.

Miami Marlins Trade Rumors: The Pirates Want Giancarlo Stanton? - Miami Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

An interesting and thorough look at the trade rumor involving the Pittsburgh Pirates and Giancarlo Stanton.

Around the League

When Gary Sheffield made Jason Grilli a superstar - Baseball Nation

I could try to analyze this piece but you have probably already clicked on it once you saw the title.

A brief history of Carlos Marmol and the Cubs - Baseball Nation

A sad and frightening tale of one man's battle with the strike zone.

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper Makes Rehab Start with Potomac Nationals- Federal Baseball

The legend of Bryce Harper is about to make his return as he's working on his way back to the Nationals after a knee injury.

Dontrelle Willis toils for the Long Island Ducks. | SportsonEarth.com: Howard Megdal Article

A look behind Dontrelle Willis and the Long Island Ducks where MLB castoffs go to die.

Alex Rodriguez injury: Brian Cashman tells A-Rod to "shut up" - SBNation.com

The Yankees general manager had a select choice of words for A-Rod, who is already using his Twitter account to cause trouble.

Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins vs. Minnesota Twins: Ozuna, Dietrich mash Twins, 4-2 - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins pulled off a win in the first game of a two-game set against the Minnesota Twins. The big heroes of the game were Marcell Ozuna and Derek Dietrich, who provided enough offense despite a poor Jose Fernandez outing.

Miami Marlins trade rumors: Marlins' Nolasco, bullpen pitchers garnering trade interest

The Miami Marlins have a few trade rumors swirling around them, and they primarily involve Ricky Nolasco and the team's bullpen pitchers, including Ryan Webb, Steve Cishek. Chad Qualls, and Mike Dunn.

Nathan Eovaldi and his new, scary fastball

Nathan Eovaldi recently made his return to the majors last week, and he came with new, scary toy: a much-improved, high-velocity fastball.

Miami Marlins trade rumors: Giancarlo Stanton still not on trading block

Despite continuous rumors, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro insists that Giancarlo Stanton is not on the trading block and is, in fact, a building block.

Miami Marlins trade rumors: Ricky Nolasco trade discussed with Rockies - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins discussed a trade involving Ricky Nolasco and the Colorado Rockies, but money remained an obstacle. The Fish have potential trade partners in the Giants and Diamondbacks as well.

Miami Marlins trade rumors: Larry Beinfest receiving calls on Nolacso, bullpen - Fish Stripes
According to President of Baseball Operations Larry Beinfest, the Marlins have received more calls in recent days in regard to available players. Ricky Nolasco is one of the key names who is likely to be dealt.

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