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Fish Bites: Pre-trade deadline roster overhaul

On this edition of Fish Bites, we take a look at different pieces pertaining to Andrew Heaney's promotion, Chris Hatcher's dominance and more.

Rob Foldy

Are the Marlins a legitimate contender? | Fish Bytes

Despite being below .500 since Jose Fernandez suffered a season-ending injury, they still sit at the top of the heap in the East division. Miami Herald's Clark Spencer answers the question about whether Miami is a legitimate contender.

Andrew Heaney promoted from minors, added to rotation in tidal wave of moves | Fish Bytes

On a Monday afternoon that was centered around the promotion of star pitching prospect Andrew Heaney, the Marlins completely changed their overall look in a handful of differing moves.

Miami Marlins reliever Chris Hatcher a budding strikeout artist - Sun Sentinel

Long-time minor league journeyman reliever Chris Hatcher has made an extremely feat by striking out 12 batters in a 13-out span.

Marlins special adviser Jack McKeon remembers Tony Gwynn - Sun Sentinel

Current Marlins advisor and former Padres General Manager, Jack McKeon, tells the story about how he was the man behind San Diego drafting Tony Gwynn during the 1981 MLB Draft.

The Marlins Outfield Dilemma - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site- News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Marlin Maniac's Chris Logel takes a look at the potential overcrowding issues that Miami could possibly face for their outfield.

Around the League

Baseball still doesn't understand women -

Once again, Major League Baseball sallies forth to capture more of the female audience, and once again it falls on its face.

Who wants to be a commissioner?: Presenting six completely serious candidates to replace Bud Selig after this season -

The folks surrounding SBNation present six serious potential candidates to replace Bud Selig after this season.

Coping with the decline and fall of Justin Verlander -

SBNation's Grant Brisbee helps Detroit fans cope with the continued decline of Justin Verlander.

Picking the 2014 American League All-Stars | FanGraphs Baseball

FanGraphs' Dave Cameron picks his selection for the American League team for the 2014 All-Star Game.

The Top 10 Prospects Currently by Projected WAR - FanGraphs Baseball

Carson Cistulli lists off the top-10 minor-league prospects based on potential WAR.

At Fish Stripes

Peter Gammons: Miami Marlins closer Steve Cishek could be quietly dealt - Fish Stripes

Peter Gammons reported last week that Steve Cishek is a sleeper candidate to be involved in a trade before the end of July. But would the Miami Marlins be willing to trade their efficient closer?

Miami Marlins promote top prospect Andrew Heaney among others - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins promoted top pitching prospect Andrew Heaney along with Jake Marisnick, Justin Bour, and Anthony DeSclafani. Heaney had success in Triple-A, and will join a Marlins rotation without Jose Fernandez.

Andrew Heaney promotion: Miami Marlins gain significant wins from promotion - Fish Stripes

The promotion of Andrew Heaney for essentially half a season should be expected to provide the Marlins a real, significant improvement in the win column.

Miami Marlins trade targets: Starting Pitching - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins might be interested in a trade for starting pitching. Here are three names Miami might look to add to improve rotation depth.

2014 MLB Draft: Miami Marlins sign Tyler Kolek to $6 million bonus - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins signed top draft pick Tyler Kolek officially to a deal with a $6 million bonus. The deal was less than $1 million under slot.