The latest trade hubbub:
With no game for the Marlins yesterday, most of the discussion on the ol’ interwebs centered around trades. MLB.com beat writer Joe Frisaro spent his off day answering mailbag questions, and you can guess the primary topic of discussion.
You asked, here’s some answers in latest @Marlins Inbox: Should Miami keep its bullpen intact? Is Realmuto part of long-term plans? Latest on Castro, Dietrich, Straily.— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) July 25, 2018
With the Yankees heavily involved in negotiations for JA Happ at the moment, Pinstripe Alley is skeptical of Dan Straily addressing their rotation needs. Straily comes in 12th at The Athletic’s ranking of available starters. Jim Bowden expects the Mariners and Angels to give him some consideration.
The Dodgers are the most recent team seen scouting Marlins relievers:
“Power righty with a double-plus fastball and plus slider who needs to find consistency with a third pitch to stick in the rotation; solid late-inning fallback.” —@2080ball midseason rankings— Fish Stripes (@fishstripes) July 25, 2018
Alvarez would be a Barraclough/Steck trade centerpiece. Too much for Ziegler. https://t.co/Lr05JB8xqY
The Mariners and Red Sox are considering Brad Ziegler, who has turned it around since losing the closer’s job. And apparently, everyone else is on him, too:
Well... isn’t this good timing? https://t.co/aZ4jc9WF4W— Fish Bites Podcast (@Fishbitespod) July 26, 2018
The Fish Bites pod has even more trade talk coming at you real soon.
And not a day after being called the deadline’s most interesting lefty, the Sun-Sentinel gave us a further glimpse at the much coveted Adam Conley’s career turnaround.
Tayron Guerrero is working his way back to the bigs and appeared in another rehab outing for Jacksonville yesterday.
Rough night for @JaxShrimp But Tayron Guerrero, throwing for the second straight day, fans two in his rehab assignment. @Marlins pic.twitter.com/OCW6ghLJ4o— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) July 26, 2018
The team is boosting local marketing efforts in an effort to connect with the community as well as attract larger audiences:
NEW: The Miami Marlins are making it all about ‘Miami’ as they look to boost crowds at games. https://t.co/4xGAC7JwlA pic.twitter.com/jb6pjPHIqX— Miami Herald Sports (@HeraldSports) July 25, 2018
And this is another reminder you can support youth baseball and the Marlins Foundation by participating in the Fox Sports fantasy auction during tonight’s telecast. There are some pretty sweet packages up for grabs.
Big night ahead tomorrow! One of our favorite broadcasts for an amazing cause. Tune in at 6:30 pm ahead of @Marlins vs. Nationals and get ready to get your bid on as we present the 13th Annual @FOXMarlins Fantasy Auction. Details: https://t.co/fxQYbaqq0B pic.twitter.com/yji3md8RUx— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) July 25, 2018
The Nationals are in town and will send Stephen Strasburg (6-7) to the mound to take on Dan Straily (4-4) tonight at 7:10 PM.