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Fish Bites: Brad Penny wins 120th game, brings veteran presence to rotation

Miami Marlins' starter Brad Penny brings a veteran presence to the starting rotation having won his 120th career game last week. Plus links on Tom Koehler, Giancarlo Stanton, and Dan Jennings.

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-Giancarlo Stanton: Front Office Doubtful About Extension - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Yet again, a discussion has sparked today centering around the Marlins best positional player, Giancarlo Stanton. This time it is courtesy of Jon Heyman at CBS Sports who is reporting that some in the Marlins’ front office do not believe that they will be able to sign Stanton to a long-term deal.

-Marlin Maniac's Top 10 Prospect List Post Trade Deadline - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

With the Marlins dealing prospects at the deadline, it's time to look at an updated top 10 prospect list for Marlin Maniac.

-Brad Penny back with Marlins 10 years later | www.palmbeachpost.com

Right-hander Brad Penny was called up Saturday by the Miami Marlins, reuniting him with his former team and former catcher 10 years later. The Marlins picked Penny to start the second game of a series against the Cincinnati Reds. He swapped roster spots with left-hander Edgar Olmos, who was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans.

-Marlins trade Jacob Turner to Cubs; Stanton rides a camel; Roster moves galore | Fish Bytes

With little in the way of leverage to command a greater return, the Marlins settled on a couple of minor-league relievers in order to complete a deal with the Cubs for Jacob Turner. The Marlins acquired right-handers Tyler Bremer, 24, and Jose Arias, 23, for Turner, who was snatched up by the Cubs after being designated for assignment.

-Jack McKeon: Brad Penny's outing "brought back a lot of memories" | Fish Bytes

Other than Brad Penny himself, perhaps no one was happier with the pitcher’s winning performance Saturday than his former Marlins manager, Jack McKeon.

-CINCINNATI: Brad Penny turns back clock in Miami Marlins’ win over Reds - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com

Shortly after stepping into the Marlins clubhouse on Saturday for the first time in 10 years, Brad Penny encountered video coordinator Cullen McRae and asked him to dig deep into his celluloid archives. "Get me the tape of my 2002 start against the Reds," Penny joked.

-Miami Marlins: Reliever Dan Jennings clear to fly back to South Florida - Sun Sentinel

Marlins' players and coaches were relieved and thankful Friday to learn Dan Jennings was heading home. A day after Jordy Mercer's seventh-inning liner struck his head, Jennings was released from a Pittsburgh hospital and cleared to fly back to South Florida. A CT scan was negative and Jennings was diagnosed with a concussion. The Marlins placed him on the 7-day concussion disabled list and expect him to make a full recovery.

-Miami Marlins: Nathan Eovaldi snaps seven-game winless streak with eight scoreless - Sun Sentinel

It's rare that a Giancarlo Stanton home run isn't the highlight of an individual game performance for him. Friday, he hit his second in as many days, a towering, second-deck shot to left at Great American Ballpark that accounted for half of his team's run production.

-St. Louis Cardinals at Miami Marlins - August 11, 2014 | MLB.com Preview

Miami will be a welcome site for the Cardinals after their pitching staff surrendered nine home runs over the weekend to the Orioles at hitter-friendly Camden Yards in Baltimore. Next up? The Cardinals will ditch the designated hitter and visit Marlins Park, a place that has been much more pitcher-friendly.

-Jennings' injury a reminder of dangers on mound | marlins.com: News

Watching a teammate get struck on the head by a comebacker is a stark reminder of the risks pitchers take every time they step on the mound. The Marlins experienced a scare firsthand on Thursday night in Pittsburgh when reliever Dan Jennings suffered a concussion after Jordy Mercer's drive pegged him on the left side of his head.

-Penny brings veteran savvy to young Miami staff | marlins.com: News

aving talent is one thing, and the Marlins have a promising, young rotation with plenty of potential. But having an experienced veteran with All-Star and World Series experience also has its benefits. The Marlins are hoping to reap some of them with the arrival of Brad Penny, who shook off the rust of a two-year big league absence on Saturday to claim his first MLB victory since 2011.

Around The League

-The AL wild card race is going to be crazy. | SportsonEarth.com : Will Leitch Article

Congratulations to the Tigers, A's, Angels and Orioles, who seem like excellent bets to get to October. But there's still the matter of the second American League wild card to attend to, and four teams -- the Yankees, Royals, Mariners and Blue Jays -- will fight to the end for it.

-deGrom to miss start, undergo tests in New York | mets.com: News

Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom has experienced some shoulder soreness following his most recent start and will head to New York on Monday for tests. He will not make his scheduled start Tuesday.

-Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs will need Tommy John surgery | MLB.com: News

The Angels revealed Sunday that Tyler Skaggs has a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament while throwing 4 2/3 no-hit innings from Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 31 and will now undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery.

-Harper denies intent with stepping on Braves logo | braves.com: News

Braves fans have greeted Bryce Harper with loud boos all weekend long at Turner Field, and he appeared to respond on Saturday night by dragging his right spike across Atlanta's "A" logo stenciled in the dirt behind home plate.

At Fish Stripes

-Miami Marlins prospects: Jose Urena, Austin Barnes earn Player of the Month honors - Fish Stripes

Two top Miami Marlins prospects earned Player of the Month honors this past month for stellar performances. Jose Urena put up a strong set of games, while Austin Barnes continues to hit.

-Miami Marlins news: Dan Jennings placed on seven-day concussion DL - Fish Stripes

In the midst of several roster moves on Friday afternoon, the Miami Marlins placed Dan Jennings on the seven-day disabled list. Ed Lucas, Anthony DeSclafani, and Edgar Olmos were recalled from Triple-A.

-Miami Marlins trade Jacob Turner to Chicago Cubs for minor league relievers - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins have completed their transaction with the Chicago Cubs for Jacob Turner, sending him away for two minor league relievers who were not highly touted.

-Miami Marlins not confident about Giancarlo Stanton long term contract - Fish Stripes

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Miami Marlins do not have a lot of confidence internally that they will be able to retain Giancarlo Stanton with a long-term deal.

-Miami Marlins prospects: Mason Davis headlines group of Marlins sleeper prospects - Fish Stripes

A look at four of my favorite lesser known prospects in the Miami Marlins system, including the hot-hitting Mason Davis.

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