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Stanton moves up into starting spot in All-Star Game voting; Kevin Gregg deal is official

Giancarlo Stanton is receiving more support in his bid to start in next month's All-Star Game.

In the second round of voting results released Tuesday, Stanton moved up from fourth to third in the National League outfield voting, putting him in position to start alongside the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig and Colorado's Charlie Blackmon when the game is played in Minneapolis.

"That's great. I'm pumped for him," manager Mike Redmond said. "I think everyone realizes how exciting a player this guy is and how much he brings to not only our team, but all of baseball. For him to be recognized the way he is among the fans -- it's a testament to not only him but how good a player he is."

Stanton's 863,307 votes rank sixth overall in the National League behind Troy Tulowitzki (1,419,718), Yadier Molina (1,210,579), Chase Utley (974,196), Puig (935,276) and Blackmon (883,186). Stanton leads the National League in homers (16) and RBI (51).

No other Marlins rank among the leaders at their respective positions.

> It's official: Keving Gregg is a Marlin again.

Gregg, who ranks fourth on the Marlins' all-time save list with 61, agreed to a minor-league deal with the Marlins on Monday pending a physical. He passed the physical and the Marlins announced the signing officially on Tuesday afternoon.

He's expected to provide setup help for closer Steve Cishek.

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Dionysus Thelxinoe

Charlie Blackmon?

Dionysus Thelxinoe

Charlie Blackmon?

Dionysus Thelxinoe

Seriously?

Dionysus Thelxinoe

As much of a fan of the game of baseball as I like to think I am, there are two farces in baseball. One is the All Star game. I cannot remember the last one that I watched for more than ten seconds. But when all is said and done, it's an exhibition game, and that's why it doesn't my interest.

The second farce is, imo, worthwhile talking about and that is the Hall of Fame. It is an absolute disgrace on the part of those who run baseball that Marvin Miller has never been voted in. Clown acts like Bowie Kuhn and even a .260 lifetime hitter (Mazeroski) are in the HOF, yet the man who had the most historical long-term impact on this game, outside of than Babe Ruth, has been deliberately excluded.

This renders inclusion in the Hall of Fame completely meaningless.

Juan Yanes

Good addition for Marlins snare Keving Gregg for set-up reliever, Mike Dunn should be trade along with infielder Baker both can't show quality. Donovan Solano deserves more opportunities he has showed quality for this level. Now with new reliever RHP Morris Marlins have a better bullpen. Redmond and Chuck Hernandez still show low improvement in their job; example yesterday game bottom of seven inning with score 3-1 and Lucas and Stanton in first and second and nobody out Macghee wasn't ordered sacrify to look for an insurance run instead he bated for a double play that kill the inning

Camera Mike

DT, couldn't agree more. Unions have a way of bringing out people's deep political beliefs and it is in my opinion that coupled with some peoples anger toward what they feel are too much power resting in the players hands due to free agency that has kept this farce going on for multiple decades now.

I feel that regardless of one's opinion on unions and free agency it is difficult to find a person who had a greater influence on the business of baseball then Marvin Miller.

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