Fish Stripes: All-Star Edition

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On this edition of Fish Stripes, we take a look at a slew of pieces about Giancarlo Stanton, All-Stars praise Henderson Alvarez and a lot more.

Giancarlo Stanton Open to Staying in Miami | Marlin Maniac

As the All-Star Game is now in our rear-view mirror, it's now time to look ahead to the Trade Deadline. Despite the fact that Stanton has always been in the center of trade rumors for the past few seasons, the All-Star Outfielder is still open to staying around with the Marlins.

VIDEO: Stanton talks All-Star Game experience | Fish Bytes

Despite hitting 0-for-3 during his first All-Star Game, the following video showcases how excited Giancarlo Stanton was about his experiences at Target Field.

MINNEAPOLIS: Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton fizzles in Home Run Derby semifinals - Miami Marlins - Miami Herald

While Stanton was the favorite going into the Home Run Derby, Miami's power threat fizzled out during the semifinals

MINNEAPOLIS: Fellow All-Stars heap praise on Miami Marlins' Henderson Alvarez - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com

Even though he was a late addition to the National League All-Star team, Henderson Alvarez is still extremely deserving of the newly found recognition. In the following Miami Herald piece, a slew of National League All-Stars discuss the continued excellence of Alvarez.

Miami Marlins: Garrett Jones Thriving in Platoon Role

RantSports' Ryan Gaydos takes a look at how Garrett Jones has been thriving in his platoon role with Miami.

Around the League

Reactions to Derek Jeter's final All-Star Game appearance - SBNation.com

Some of the game's greatest heap their praise on the final All-Star Game performance of future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter.

Tony Gwynn tribute is noticeably absent from MLB All-Star Game broadcast - SBNation.com

Earlier this season, baseball legend Tony Gwynn passed away after a long-term battle with throat cancer. While it would seem obvious for the league to honor a legend during their Mid-Summer Classic, a slew of baseball writers clearly noticed that the league made no mention of the passing of Gwynn.

CBS News calls Derek "Michael Jeter" | Awful Announcing

As the world was giving a standing ovation to Derek Jeter after his final All-Star Game, the CBS News twitter account was a little too quick with their praise of the Yankees shortstop.

Padres Tweet Tony Gwynn Tribute After All-Star Game

Perhaps this could be in response to FOX forgetting to honor Tony Gwynn during their broadcast of the Mid-Summer Classic, but the Padres tweeted out a fantastic tribute to their fallen legend.

The 2014 MLB All-Star Game rosters, as told through charts - SBNation.com

I'm not sure if they're fancy enough to be "infographics," so we'll let you decide that.

Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins trade rumors: Marlins seeking second baseman, starting pitcher - Fish Stripes

Heading into the All-Star break, the Miami Marlins internally discussed the need to add both a starting pitcher and second baseman. Jacob Turner could be slotted into the rotation come July 22 if the Marlins choose to hold off on a move.

2014 MLB All-Star Game: Marlins All-Star player profiles - Fish Stripes

How did two Miami Marlins standouts get to the 2014 MLB All-Star Game? Let's highlight the seasons of Giancarlo Stanton and Henderson Alvarez, the two Marlins representatives in tonight's contest.

Nick Cafardo: Miami Marlins getting calls on Giancarlo Stanton, should remain 'buyers' - Fish Stripes

In his Sunday baseball notes column, Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe notes that the Marlins have been receiving calls on Giancarlo Stanton after dropping their final two series before the All-Star break. Miami will reportedly seek a starter and second baseman before the deadline.

MLB Trade Deadline: Casey McGehee, Marlins trade asset - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins have mentioned that they have no interest in trading Casey McGehee in 2014. But he is exactly the sort of buy-low, sell-high asset a team like Miami should utilize.

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