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Fish Bites: The September Call-Up Edition

As Miami's hopes of a potential playoff berth falls into the oblivion, the team looks into their future with the recent September call-ups. Alongside the news about the promotion of some of the team's biggest prospects, we'll take a look at Donovan Solano and the potential end to Henderson Alvarez's season.

Rob Foldy

Capps, Jennings seeking peace of mind in September; Heaney and DeSclafani promoted | Fish Bytes

After separate setbacks, Carter Capps and Dan Jennings are looking to use September to gain some momentum as they look forward to the offseason. Meanwhile, top pitching prospects Andrew Heaney and Anthony DeSclafani were promoted to the big league club as part of the September call-ups.

Oblique strain leads to early exit for Henderson Alvarez | Fish Bytes

After suffering an oblique injury during his outing on Monday, Marlins' All-Star Henderson Alvarez may be sidelined for the rest of the season.

Miami Marlins notes: Top pitching prospect Andrew Heaney returns, role undetermined - Sun Sentinel

Top pitching prospect Andrew Heaney returned to the Marlins as part of the September call-ups. While he'll definitely be a part of the team's pitching rotation, his exact role is still undetermined.

Miami Marlins: Donovan Solano makes case at second - Sun Sentinel

After the Marlins have swapped through different potential 2nd base options for the majority of the season, Donovan Solano has quietly made his case by being solid both offensively and defensively.

Giancarlo Stanton Is In A Tight Race For National League MVP - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Marlin Maniac's Placido Estevez takes a look at how Giancarlo Stanton stacks up alongside some of the NL's best.

Around the League

The indisputable selfishness of Derek Jeter - SBNation.com

Derek Jeter is often portrayed as the perfect team player, but the inevitably poor production of his age-40 season is putting the Yankees in a bind from which only he can free them.

The predictable unpredictability of MLB's stretch run - SBNation.com

Almost every playoff race is unsettled with less than a month to go in the regular season.

Handicapping the awards in the National League - SBNation.com

As we head down the September stretch, it's time to handicap who will win the MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year votes in the National League? Who should win? Players have just one month left to win hearts and minds.

How Did Nolan Arenado Get So Good At Defense? | FanGraphs Baseball

FanGraphs' Eno Sarris examines of how Rockies' infielder Nolan Arenado has worked his way from being a below-average minor league defender to being one of the best in the entire National League.

The August WAR Figures of Certain Deadline Acquisitions | FanGraphs Baseball

Now that the trade deadline has been in the rearview mirror for more than a month, FanGraphs has taken a look at how the additions affected some of the best contending teams in baseball.

Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins news: Marlins recall Andrew Heaney - Fish Stripes

In a roster move before Tuesday night's contest, the Miami Marlins recalled Justin Bour, Anthony DeSclafani, Andrew Heaney, and Enrique Hernandez. Heaney may see time in the rotation if Henderson Alvarez is not healthy.

Miami Marlins very far from the playoff race in September - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins may think they are still in the playoff race, but given the talent involved and the number of teams in the race, the Fish are looking at a steeper-than-ever climb.

Potential Giancarlo Stanton trades: Colorado Rockies - Fish Stripes

Don't get me wrong; the ideal scenario in most Marlins fans' minds involves Giancarlo Stanton signing a long-term extension and putting up MVP-caliber numbers for the next 10-12 seasons. This article assumes that a long-term deal is not in the offing and instead looks at potential trades that make sense for the Marlins and their potential trade partner.

The Miami Marlins' options beyond Brad Penny - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins are turning to Brad Penny in their fifth rotation spot again, but the team has to have better options than the 36-year-old veteran, right? Right?

Henderson Alvarez leaves Marlins / Mets game with left oblique strain - Fish Stripes

Henderson Alvarez had a rough third inning against the New York Mets, and the Miami Marlins felt it was health-related. Mike Redmond and the Fish pulled Alvarez out of the game with a left oblique strain.