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Miami Marlins links, 7/19/18: Trade season opens

So let’s talk prospects, and more Marlins links for your Thursday.

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At least it’s trade season

With no game yesterday, many of us felt like this:

But no games doesn’t mean no news. Trade season got started with a much-rumored bang, as Manny Machado got sent to the Dodgers for five prospects. Now, we will hopefully get a deluge of deals, and at least a few involving the Marlins.

Former Marlins president, David Samson, knows a thing or two about dealing superstars like Machado. He spoke on his experience dealing Miguel Cabrera.

Other news

I would be remiss if I didn’t wish hit-by-pitch ratio poster-boy Derek Dietrich a belated happy birthday!

Part of the Process is patience, notes the New York Post. Fox Sports Florida says the Marlins are playing gritty baseball as the season wears on.

Lastly, perhaps the best news of all. We at Fish Stripes will be bringing you even more prospect coverage!