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Fish Bites: Miami Marlins' post-doubleheader blues

Wednesday celebrates the second day without a Marlins game in the last three days. Still, questions remain about Juan Pierre, Giancarlo Stanton and the 4-16 Marlins.

Hannah Foslien

Giancarlo Stanton among eight Marlins on All-Star ballot | News
Although Giancarlo Stanton is off to slow start, the 23-year-old is among the more imposing threats in the game. His name headlines eight Marlins position players on the 2013 All-Star ballot.

MINNEAPOLIS: Miami Marlins’ Greg Dobbs keeps upbeat view - Miami Marlins -
The Marlins are playing bad baseball and languishing in last place. But after dropping the first game of Monday’s day-night doubleheader to fall to 4-16 — the worst record at the 20-game mark in franchise history — Greg Dobbs vowed the losing won’t continue.

Marlin Maniac Roundtable Discussion: What is Wrong with Giancarlo Stanton? - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Our friends at Marlin Maniac have a roundtable discussion on Giancarlo Stanton and the season so far.

Miami Marlins: Is Juan Pierre Losing The Battle To Father Time? - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

For the last 35 years Juan Pierre has been racing against (Father) Time and thus far he has proven a good match for the undefeated Father, but Time could be catching up.

Villanueva stays on roll in shutout win | New Orleans Zephyrs News

Elih Villanueva blanked the Round Rock Express for 6 2/3 innings, and Dan Jennings and Chris Hatcher finished off the New Orleans Zephyrs' third shutout of the season, 1-0 on Tuesday night at the Dell Diamond.

Giancarlo Stanton's Slow Start - Beyond the Box Score
Miami Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton has started poorly this season amid swirling trade rumors. What is the cause of Stanton's slow start and how would a poor season affect his trade value?

Around the League

Chad Billingsley of Los Angeles Dodgers to undergo Tommy John surgery on elbow - ESPN Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced that Chad Billingsley will undergo Tommy John surgery Wednesday, costing the pitcher the rest of this season and likely a good chunk of 2014.

Barry Bonds 756 home run plaque missing at AT&T Park - ESPN
The commemorative plaque honoring home run king Barry Bonds' record 756th clout has gone missing from AT&T Park because of course it did.

Dylan Bundy injury: Orioles prospect get second opinion on sore arm - MLB Daily Dish

Tommy John specialist Dr. James Andrews is examining the young right-hander's sore forearm and elbow, which doesn't typically lead to good news.

When Can We Start To Believe? - Beyond the Box Score

The term "small sample size" is used to explain away unexpected performances early in the MLB season. At what point does it stop being a small sample? At what point can we start to believe in a legitimate change?

At Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins prospects: A look at Yelich, Ozuna, and Marisnick - Fish Stripes

A quick glance at some of Miami's top three outfield prospects currently occupying Double-A Jacksonville.

Giancarlo Stanton, Miguel Cabrera, and the question of trading superstars - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins are going to trade Giancarlo Stanton, like they traded Miguel Cabrera. The question is whether that is ever worth doing.

Does trading a superstar like Giancarlo Stanton ever work out? - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins will likely have to trade a superstar in Giancarlo Stanton in the near future. Does this move ever pay off for teams?