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Fish Bites: Giancarlo Stanton compared to Babe Ruth?

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In his latest Grantland piece, baseball writer Jonah Keri discusses Giancarlo Stanton's success at age 24 and compares him to another big bopper who was involved in a memorable trade, Babe Ruth. Plus links on Tom Koehler, Casey McGehee and more.

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Baby Ruth: Giancarlo Stanton’s Historic Season, Crazy Comps, and Big Payday "
Teams bidding for Stanton would be vying for a player with an exceedingly rare combination of skill and youth. In fact, it’s been nearly a century since a team has traded a hitter this good and this young. And that hitter was Babe Ruth.

Miami Marlins’ Andrew Heaney is possibility to fill in for Henderson Alvarez - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com
Andrew Heaney was the most compelling name among a handful of minor-leaguers called up Tuesday by the Marlins. But the team’s plans for the pitcher are vague and could depend on the health of injured starter Henderson Alvarez.

Wright and Lagares Lead Offensive Onslaught Against Marlins - NYTimes.com
David Wright had three hits and three runs batted in and Juan Lagares added a career-high four hits, with two R.B.I., as the offensively challenged Mets tallied 16 hits, two shy of their season high, in beating the Marlins.

Marlins Waste Koehler's Strong Start - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Tom Koehler struck out 10 and Giancarlo Stanton homered for the 3rd straight night as the Marlins fell to the New York Mets.

Miami Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton to enjoy power milestone in offseason - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com
After becoming only the second player in Marlins history to hit the 35-homer/100-RBI milestone, Giancarlo Stanton said it is much too soon to sit back and admire the accomplishment.

Casey McGehee is not the long-term answer at third base - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Marlins' third baseman Casey McGehee has largely been smoke-and-mirrors this season. With his average deceptively sitting above or near .300 all year, base

AROUND THE LEAGUE:

Adam LaRoche Has 5 R.B.I. Off the Bench to Lift the Nationals - NYTimes.com
LaRoche came off the bench in the ninth inning and drove in five runs to lead the Washington Nationals to a thrilling 8-5 victory over the host Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.

Phillies Fall To Braves 7-4 " CBS Philly
The Atlanta Braves broke out of their scoring slump in a 7-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.

Soler Drives in Two More Runs as Cubs Beat Brewers - ABC News
Rookie Jorge Soler had a two-run double to become the second player in Cubs history with as many as 10 RBIs in his first seven games as Chicago beat Milwaukee 6-2 on Wednesday night.

AL MVP Candidates: Mike Trout Leads Deep Angels Lineup
Following a four game sweep of the Oakland Athletics, the Los Angeles Angels own a commanding 4.5 game lead in the American League

Early errors set tone in Brewers' 7th loss in row - Washington Times
It didn't take long for Milwaukee's struggles to continue after Brewers manager Ron Roenicke addressed the team before the game.

FROM FISH STRIPES:

Giancarlo Stanton approaches Marlins home run milestones - Fish Stripes
Giancarlo Stanton is closing in on two team milestones with another home run from last night. How safe are Gary Sheffield's and Dan Uggla's Marlins home run records?

MLB Scores: New York Mets 4, Miami Marlins 3 - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins fell to the New York Mets 4-3 on Wednesday night. Tom Koehler pitched well but the Marlins couldn't complete a late rally.Giancarlo Stanton still trails Clayton Kershaw in latest NL MVP odds - Fish Stripes

Giancarlo Stanton has been fantastic thus far this season and had an excellent month of August, but in terms of the NL MVP race, he still trails Los Angeles Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw.

Christian Yelich, ground balls, and power - Fish Stripes
Christian Yelcih has a beautiful swing. All he has to do is develop power. Or has he already done that too?

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 he leaved and decides what he could fetch.