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Fish Bites: MLB Trade Deadline Day Edition

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Today is the day. For weeks, fans of contenders and basement dwellers alike have been speculating about who's going to be buyers and who's going to be sellers. Huge names like David Price, Cole Hamels, Matt Kemp, and Jon Lester have been thrown around. The Marlins have closed out July in red hot fashion, positioning themselves for a potential playoff push if they can add an arm or two. But will the Fish pursue that route? And if so, at what cost to the farm system?

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Mike Carlson

MLB Trade Rumors: A Look At The Miami Marlins Trade Targets - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Miami Marlins are targeting a starting pitcher in the trade market and here is a look at their top options.

Source: Miami Marlins "not completely" out of Jon Lester sweepstakes - Sun Sentinel
MIAMI The Marlins' preference is to add a controllable starter before Thursday afternoon's non-waiver trade deadline. That hasn't precluded them from entertaining a rental – specifically Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester.

Marlins, White Sox "have discussed" a John Danks trade | HardballTalk
From FOX Sports' Jon Morosi comes word that the Marlins and White Sox "have discussed a possible trade" involving left-handed starter John Danks.

MLB trade rumor roundup: Cubs acquire Felix Doubront, Marlins talk John Lackey - SBNation.com
The Cubs' latest reclamation project, an update on Boston's quest to deal John Lackey and more from around the baseball rumorsphere.

MLB Trade Rumors: Marlins would have heavy interest in David Price - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
If the Tampa Bay Rays were to make ace David Price available, the Miami Marlins would have "heavy" interest in acquiring him.

Hot Marlins wish list: Miley, Milone, maybe even Detwiler, Doubront - CBSSports.com
Miami -- still keeping hope alive this season -- is interested in young, controllable starters.

Miami Marlins Rumors: Fish Interested In Ian Kennedy And Other Starting Pitching At Deadline [VIDEO] : MLB : Sports World News
Having seen their ace go down in the 2014 season, the Miami Marlins are interested in shoring up their starting rotation for the rest of the season and beyond through the trade market this week.

AROUND THE LEAGUE:

Nightengale: Fear factor cools MLB's trade market
We never learn. We keep falling in love with them. We just can't help ourselves. We see them from afar. Get to know them. And start dreaming, believing this will be the start of a beautiful relationship

Now, it's Jake Arrieta's turn as trade bait - chicagotribune.com
Successful veteran starter fits the Cubs' Garza-Dempster-Samardzija-Hammel pattern of moving their best pitchers for prospects before the deadline.

Asdrubal Cabrera probably Cleveland Indians' hottest trade commodity | cleveland.com
Teams have called about Justin Masterson, but the right-hander is on the disabled list must show he's heathly. Masterson will star Friday against Texas.

MLB trade rumors: Rays' best move might be holding Price until winter - MLB - Sporting News
Over the last 37 games, guess what the Rays’ record is. That’s right: 26-11. Maddon got his run, just seven games later than he called for it. Does that mean "then we’ll take our chances" remains? Given that Tampa Bay has held onto ace David Price, rather than rushing to trade him sooner, it certainly could mean just that.

MLB trade rumors: Even if Phillies keep Cole Hamels, club could could make deadline interesting | NJ.com
The Philadelphia Phillies are the the focus of trade speculation ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline at 4 p.m. on Thursday. The list of players reportedly in play include starters A.J. Burnett and Cliff Lee, along with closer Jonathan Papelbon and first baseman Ryan Howard.

FROM FISH STRIPES:

Miami Marlins trade rumors: Marlins discussing John Lackey - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins are discussing a deal with the Red Sox that would send John Lackey to Miami, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. Miami reportedly still has a desire to add a starting pitcher.

MLB trade rumors: Marlins pull prospects Domingo German and Mark Canha from tonight's starts - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins may be closing in on a deal involving two prospects. Both Domingo German and Mark Canha were pulled from tonight's start with their respective teams.

Miami Marlins Prospects: Justin Nicolino Dazzles - Fish Stripes
Miami Marlins prospect Justin Nicolino throws a complete game shutout.

MLB Trade Deadline 2014: Examing Steve Cishek's Value For Miami - Fish Stripes
As the Trade Deadline becomes mere hours away, Marlins' reliever Steve Cishek has become one of the possible names that could be moved. In the following piece, we're going to examine Cishek and his fit with the Marlins.

Miami Marlins Trade Rumors: High asking price for Lester, Price atop wish list - Fish Stripes
The asking price for Red Sox lefty Jon Lester is reportedly high, so the Marlins may pusue John Lackey if they wanted to make a deal with Boston. Joe Frisaro of MLB.com also reports David Price would be of interest to the Marlins.