Fish Bites: Marlins Surging and McGehee Still Homerless

Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

On this edition of Fish Bites, we take a look at a handful of Marlins rumors surrounding Christian Yelich, Casey McGehee and Giancarlo Stanton.

Redmond struggling to find the right time to give Stanton a day off; no timetable on Furcal return; Dobbs released | Fish Bytes

With Miami continuing to climb their way up the standings of the National League, star slugger Giancarlo Stanton has been the standout leader. With that in mind, the Marlins will embark on a potentially brutal 11-game road on Thursday while being in the midst of a 20 game in 20 consecutive day run. Marlins manager Mike Redmond is struggling to find a way to allow his star slugger to rest while the team is in the middle of an unbelievable stretch.

MLB Power Rankings: Marlins Climbing

Marlin Maniac's Chris Logel returns with his weekly MLB power rankings.

5 Miami Marlins Prospects off to the Hottest Starts This Year

Bleacher Report's Cheng Sio takes a look at some of the biggest Marlins prospects who are off to the hottest starts.

Miami Marlins: Christian Yelich gains knack for bunting from Brett Butler - Sun Sentinel

While the Marlins organization continues to look at Christian Yelich as a potential power threat, Miami's recent success has been because of the youngster's ability to trick the opposing defense with a classic "smallball" approach. In the following piece from the Sun Sentinel, Yelich talks about how Brett Butler helped him with this addition to his repertoire.

McGehee not letting homerless start, teasing from teammates bother him too much | Fish Bytes

Despite Miami's continued solid power-hitting performance, clean-up hitter Casey McGehee has entered mid-May without a single home run. While that may discourage the majority of players, the veteran third baseman is trying to prevent that from bothering him.

Around the League

Billy Hamilton out, Cincinnati Reds outfield falling apart - SBNation.com

Billy Hamilton's hand injury may keep him out for several weeks, the latest in a long line of disappointment and injuries for the Reds' struggling outfield. But is this injury, and the resultant return of Roger Bernadina, just too much for the team to overcome?

Jon Heyman calls 'poppycock!' on 'Million Dollar Arm' publicity - SBNation.com

SBNation's Grant Brisbee takes a look at CBS's Jon Heyman's recent comments pertaining to baseball writers who have recently appeared in the upcoming "Million Dollar Arm" movie.

The AL East, the NL East, and the dream of a five-way tie - SBNation.com

Is this the year that our dreams of postseason chaos come true?

Prospect Watch: Power Arms | FanGraphs Baseball

FanGraphs' Nathan Stoltz takes an indepth look on some of the best power arms that are currently in the minor leagues.

Mariano Rivera prefers Dustin Pedroia to Robinson Cano - Over the Monster

In his upcoming book, future Hall-of-Famer Mariano Rivera made an extremely intriguing statement as he put Red Sox infielder Dustin Pedroia over long-time Yankees teammate Robinson Cano.

Fish Stripes

Garrett Jones, Marlins trying to use Marlins Park to their advantage - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins have been among the best teams in baseball at home so far this season, and Garrett Jones thinks he has found the secret to hitting in the cavernous Marlins Park.

Carter Capps bolsters Miami Marlins bullpen - Fish Stripes

It's still early, but at 17-15, the Miami Marlins have exceeded just about everyone's expectations. One area of concern in the early going has been middle relief. Can newcomer Carter Capps become a reliable bridge from the starters to closer Steve Cishek?

Reactions to Jose Fernandez winning NL Pitcher of the Year - Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins starter Jose Fernandez won National League Pitcher of The Month for the month of April. Here are some reactions from around the league.

Miami Marlins' Rafael Furcal suffers injury setback during rehab stint - Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins infielder Rafael Furcal suffered a setback while rehabbing from his hamstring injury, as he re-injured it during a game for Double-A Jacksonville.

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