Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill says there's still a lot of reason for optimism in the team despite trading away Mat Latos and enduring another losing season.
Keith Law evaluates the three-team trade that landed the Dodgers starter Mat Latos, noting one team seems to have gotten the better end of the deal.
Max Scherzer scattered three hits over seven innings, Jonathan Papelbon got his first save for Washington with a perfect ninth inning and the Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 1-0 on Thursday.
Dodgers-Marlins-Braves trade official
The three-way trade is headlined by the Dodgers acquiring SP Alex Wood (via Atlanta), SP Mat Latos and OF Michael Morse (both via Miami); the Braves receiving Cuban INF prospect Hector Olivera (via L.A.); and the Marlins getting 3 prospects.
The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired pitcher Alex Wood from the Atlanta Braves in addition to the Miami Marlins' Mat Latos in a three-way trade that took 24 hours to get squared away.
Don't lose your head!
Christian Yelich had a bit of trouble keeping his helmet on after hitting a single in the first inning against the Nationals. Miami trails 1-0 in the fourth inning. Follow live
Bryce Harper blasted two home runs into the upper deck and drove in four for the Nationals in a 7-2 win over the Marlins on Wednesday night.
Harper powers Nats past Marlins
Bryce Harper slammed a three-run homer and a solo shot to lift the visiting Nationals to a 7-2 win over the Marlins. Harper now leads the NL in HRs with 29 after his eighth career multi-homer game. Box score
Harper homers ... again
Bryce Harper wasn't done after his sixth-inning, three-run homer. The Nationals RF crushed a solo shot to right field in the eighth to record his eighth career multi-HR game and NL-leading 29th homer. The Nats lead 6-2. Follow live
Harper hammers homer, Nats back on top
Bryce Harper blasted his 28th homer of the season -- a three-run shot on a 1-2 pitch with two outs -- and the Nats regained the lead in the fifth against the Marlins 5-2. Harper's homer moves him into sole possession of first in the NL. Giancarlo Stanton and Todd Frazier are tied for second with 27. Follow live
Marlins play flatulence noises in Nats' BP
The decision to play flatulence noises from the loudspeakers appears to be payback for the Nationals playing slow jams during visitor's batting practice at Nationals Park. But the Nats didn't seem to be distracted in BP as they just took a 2-1 lead in the fourth behind a Ian Desmond triple and a Michael Taylor sac fly. Follow live
Even if the names coming back aren't legitimate prospects, the Marlins will be happy with the money they saved by pulling off this deal.
Latos may be better than you think
Mat Latos got off to a terrible start this season, but since coming off the disabled list in June, he has been much better, allowing less than a baserunner per inning.
Marlins Should Re-Think Prado
The Marlins possess one of the most highly-coveted available infield pieces in Martin Prado. Although Miami has stated that it doesn't want to move Prado, it might be in the team's best interest to deal him now while he tops the market. Olney: Under pressure (Insider)
The Dodgers agreed to acquire Mat Latos and Michael Morse from the Marlins, but the trade Wednesday reportedly has been held up over player medical exams.
Dodgers get Mat Latos from Marlins
The Dodgers acquired the RHP along with 1B Michael Morse in exchange for three minor league pitchers, according to multiple reports. Los Angeles also gets the No. 34 pick in next year's draft. Latos has a 4.48 ERA this season.
Buster Olney lays out the 10 teams with the most urgency to make a deal and where they're at in the trade process, has the latest trade buzz and more.
Jose Fernandez stayed unbeaten in his home career, Dee Gordon's standup triple led to him scoring the go-ahead run in his return to the lineup and the Miami Marlins topped the Washington National
Marlins beat Nats, end losing skid
In his first game back from the DL, Marlins 2B Dee Gordon went 2-for-3 with a triple in the 4-1 win over the Nationals. Jose Fernandez got the win and improved to 4-0 on the season. Box score
Marlins grab lead on Nationals
Miami sent 8 batters to the plate in the 6th, scratching out 2 runs to take a 3-1 lead on Washington. Martin Prado and J.T. Realmuto provided the RBIs in the inning. Follow live
The Marlins activated All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon from the disabled list on Tuesday, the same day the team announced that Henderson Alvarez had season-ending shoulder surgery.
Tulo the fix to Jays' playoff woes?
The Blue Jays are hoping Troy Tulowitzki will help them go to the playoffs for the first time since winning the 1993 World Series. Toronto enters the Tuesday 7 games back in the AL East.
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