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Fish Bites: MLB trade deadline edition

This edition of Fish Bites takes a look at Miami's struggling offense, trade deadline and Chad Qualls taking a small tumble.


Miami Marlins: Hitting coach Tino Martinez's resignation raises questions about what constitutes tough love - South Florida

Sun-Sentinel's Juan Rodriguez goes into Miami's locker room and explores the difference between abuse and tough love in regards to Tino Martinez.

Miami Marlins: Chad Qualls fist-pumps himself into a tumble - South Florida

Nothing more than a silly tale of Qualls taking a little tumble in Tuesday's game against the Mets.

Miami Marlins: LHP prospect Andrew Heaney dominating Florida State League - South Florida Sun-Sentinel

While Fernandez continues to improve with the big league club, minor league prospect Andrew Heaney is showing solid potential as he dominates the Florida State League.

All quiet with Marlins as trade deadline nears | Fish Bytes

With teams trying to decide whether they're buyers or sellers, the Marlins appear to be sticking with their own core of players.

The Marlins Offense Cannot, Does Not Hit | FanGraphs Baseball

You should know it by now but the Marlins are on pace to be one of the worst offenses in baseball history, but how bad are they? FanGraphs' Bradley Woodrum investigates.

Around the League

A weekend at the Baseball Hall of Fame - Grantland

Grantland's Brian Curtis travels to Cooperstown as he visits an empty and deserted Hall of Fame ceremony.

The worst MLB trade deadline in recent memory - Baseball Nation

In a time that's dominated for 24/7 rumors on social media, Grant Brisbee takes a look at the depressing 2013 Trade Deadline.

MLB Trade Deadline: If the Nationals want to sell, what do they have? - Baseball Nation

The Washington Nationals have been one of the more disappointing teams in the league but are they willing to sell?? Brisbee investigates.

MLB Trade Rumors and Signings - MLB Daily Dish

Despite the real lack of big names available during the trade deadline, keep up to date with MLB Daily Dish as they give you analysis on every single deadline move.

A tribute to George Scott - The HardBall Times

The HardBall Times Bruce Markusen writes a great profile detailing the life and career of former slugger George Scott who has recently passed away.

At Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins catcher Jeff Mathis is infallible - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins have a catcher named Jeff Mathis, and he can do no wrong.

Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets: Mets take it in extras, 4-2 - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins bounced back and avoided getting no-hit by Zack Wheeler and the New York Mets, but it turned out again that the bullpen failed the Fish, this time in extra innings. The Marlins lose 4-2.

Miami Marlins Daily Minor League Report: July 28 - Fish Stripes
Marlins affiliates were undefeated on Sunday, with all five teams that played picking up a win. Brian Flynn and Adam Conley both shined for their respective teams.

Tino Martinez resigns: Marlins right not to accept Martinez's actions - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins accepted Tino Martinez's resignation after Derek Dietrich filed a complaint with the team regarding supposed abusive behavior. The Marlins were right to avoid any further problems by letting him leave.

Marlins' Tino Martinez resigns: Martinez and Mike Redmond "at odds" - Fish Stripes

The situation with former Marlins hitting coach Tino Martinez was more dire than initially expected, as it seems he and many of the coaching staff, including manager Mike Redmond, were "at odds."

Fish Bites: Reactions to Tino Martinez resignation - Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins hitting coach Tino Martinez announced his resignation on Sunday afternoon. The announcement came after reports that he yanked second baseman Derek Dietrich by the neck chain.