Fish Bites: Marlins upset over Giancarlo Stanton's All-Star Voting nudge

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On this edition of Fish Bites, we take a look at Derek Dietrich's return, Hechavarria and Stanton's All-Star hopes.

Division title, not wild-card might be the best hope for Marlins

Because of the continued mediocrity of the NL East, the Marlins are still in contention for the division title as they get closer to the "dog days of summer". Miami Herald takes a look at why the NL East title is the best hope for a possible playoff spot for the Marlins than a wild card berth.

Giancarlo Stanton's teammates are outraged he's receiving more All-Star love | Fish Bytes

After outfielder Giancarlo Stanton slipped to fourth in voting among National League outfielders, a handful of his Marlins' teammates are outraged about Stanton's lack of attention.

Miami Marlins: Adeiny Hechavarria (elbow) could be headed to DL - Sun Sentinel

While Hechavarria's right elbow injury wasn't originally thought to be that serious, the young shortstop might be heading to the DL.

Marlin Maniac Top 15 Miami Marlins Prospects: Post Draft - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

After the 2014 Draft, Marlin Maniac's Ehsan Kassim rates Miami's top 15 prospects. Newly drafted prospects Tyler Kolek, Justin Twine and Brian Wetzler make the list.

Marlins' Dietrich returns, ready to contribute, no timetable on Furcal's return - Sun Sentinel

With Rafael Furcal's future health still in question, Derek Dietrich has returned to the Marlins' roster after an extremely successful stint with the New Orleans Zephyrs. In the following piece from the Sun Sentinel, Dietrich talks about his experience with the Triple-A affiliate and his goals with his return to Miami.

Around the League

This year a .500 team could win the World Series - SBNation.com

SBNation's Cee Angi takes an extended and detailed look at the possibility of a sub .500 team making it to the playoffs and the World Series.

The free-agent contracts that would already ditch - SBNation.com

The top 10 free agents from last offseason just cleared a billion dollars, collectively. Which teams are already regretting the big deals?

Tony Gwynn Jr. gets standing ovation in first AB back - SBNation.com

Eight days after his father, Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn passed away, Philadelphia outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. returned to the Phillies lineup. In honor of his late father's passing, the normally crazed Philly crowd gave Gwynn Jr. a standing ovation.

The Red Sox have too many pitchers- Over The Monster

Not too many good pitchers, but absolutely too many pitchers for their own good.

Craig Kimbrel speaks softly and carries a big glove - SBNation.com

Whoa, man, Craig ... you don't have to do this just because you've allowed one measly non-solo home run since 2011.

At Fish Stripes

2014 MLB All-Star Game: Giancarlo Stanton falls out of National League top three outfielders - Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins fans will have to assist their favorite player, Giancarlo Stanton, as he attempts to fight his way back to the top of the All-Star Game voting leaderboard in the outfield. He has fallen to fourth place behind Milwaukee's Carlos Gomez.

Miami Marlins' Adeiny Hechavarria out with elbow soreness - Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria has been out since Saturday with elbow soreness, which has plagued him since last April. Hechavarria struggled in the eight spot but found offensive success batting behind Rafael Furcal.

Miami Marlins own best outfield in baseball in 2014 - Fish Stripes

The combination of Giancarlo Stanton, Marcell Ozuna, and Christian Yelich is not only the youngest outfield in baseball, but so far has been the best.

Former infielders shines on the mound for Jupiter - Fish Stripes

Reid Redman was released by the Rays in 2012 after an underwhelming season at second base and the Marlins gave him a shot at pitching. So far, Reidman has a 2.12 ERA in just under sixty innings pitched over two seasons.

Miami Marlins Analysis: Casey McGehee - Fish Stripes

Appreciating Miami Marlins third basemen Casey McGehee, and his 2014 performance.

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