Fish Bites: Marlins Not Alone in Pursuit of David Price

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Tampa Bay Rays starter David Price is the name at the top of seemingly every contending team's trade deadline target list. At .500, are the Miami Marlins in a position to warrant such a drastic acquisition? Plus links on Giancarlo Stanton, Andrew Heaney and more.

PHILADELPHIA: Miami Marlins’ Henderson Alvarez walks tight rope in victory over Phillies - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com
Henderson Alvarez got out of multiple jams, and Miami did just enough damage against former Marlin A.J. Burnett to edge the Phillies and get back to the .500 mark at 39-39.

Miami Marlins notes: Adeiny Hechavarria to DL; Donovan Solano recalled - Sun Sentinel

The Miami Marlins placed ailing shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria on the 15-day DL on Wednesday and recalled infielder Donkvan. Solano.

Marlins 3, Astros 2 | Sports - Home
PHILADELPHIA -- Henderson Alvarez won his third straight decision and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in two runs Tuesday night as the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2. Left fielder Marcell Ozuna and third baseman Casey ...

Miami Marlins notes: Heaney changeup impresses Redmond - Sun Sentinel

After an otherwise forgettable second big league start by his rookie lefty, Manager Mike Redmond found some positives to take away.

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton wants in on this year's Home Run Derby - ESPN
Attention, Troy Tulowitzki and whomever else is responsible for picking the National League's representatives in next month's Home Run Derby: Giancarlo Stanton wants to make his Derby debut -- finally.

Ozuna's stats stack up with All-Star vote leaders | marlins.com: News
Giancarlo Stanton isn't the only Miami outfielder putting up numbers worthy of attention. With less fanfare, Marcell Ozuna is posting his share of impressive power numbers. The 23-year-old has 12 home runs and 42 RBIs entering Friday, numbers that compare favorably to Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers and Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen.

AROUND THE LEAGUE

David Price trade rumors: Brewers have a scout at Rays game - Brew Crew Ball
It likely isn't a big deal at all, but that doesn't mean we can't write way too many words analyzing what the Brewers possibly scouting David Price means.

Cardinals should resist urge to overpay for David Price | FOX Sports on MSN
With two starting pitchers hurting, pressure is on the Cardinals to make a move.

Trade Rumors: Atlanta Braves Scouting David Price?
The Atlanta Braves' GM Frank Wren is notably looking for an ace pitcher to wear the Braves uniform...could they be scouting one of the best in the game?

With Daniel Murphy drawing interest from other teams, a contract extension with NY Mets is also possible - NY Daily News

Murphy is a Met who can hit at Citi Field, a commodity that has proven elusive.

Watch Clark Kent transform into Superman at Nationals-Brewers game - The Washington Post
Things got weird at Milwaukee's Miller Park long before the game went into extra innings.

SF Giants’ Tim Lincecum no-hits Padres — again - San Francisco Giants: The Splash

The no-hitter bug seems to be going around in the NL West. This time, SF Giant Tim Lincecum was the culprit, no-hitting the San Diego Padres for the second time in his career.

AT FISH STRIPES

MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 3, Philadelphia Phillies 2 - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins topped the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 on Wednesday afternoon. Henderson Alvarez pitched well in six and two third innings.

Miami Marlins' Adeiny Hechavarria placed on disabled list - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins placed Adeiny Hechavarria on the 15-day disabled list. Donovan Solano was recalled in the corresponding roster move.

Miami Marlins Prospect Update: Brian Flynn - Fish Stripes
Is it time to give Miami Marlins prospect Brian Flynn another chance in the big league rotation?

2014 MLB All-Star Game: Marlins All-Star Power Rankings, Week 2 - Fish Stripes
As another week passes, we take a look again at the odds that the Miami Marlins can land other players beyond Giancarlo Stanton into the All-Star Game.

Casey McGehee, Giancarlo Stanton, and the protection talk, again - Fish Stripes
Casey McGehee has been a great addition to the Marlins in 2014, but the talk of providing Giancarlo Stanton "protection" in the traditional sense is still not real.

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