It looked like the Marlins might be buyers this July, but after losing three games to the NL East-leading Phillies, that may be about to change. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports hears that the Marlins are neither buyers nor sellers at the moment. Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post believes they're buyers for now, but says that could change soon.
The Padres are out West, about to face the Padres and Dodgers. The results of the trip will likely determine the team's plan. Now 46-47, the Marlins trail the Phillies by 7.0 games and are 5.0 games behind the Giants, who lead the Wild Card race.