30 Team MLB Scoop August 27th Edition - RealGM Wiretap
The National League

The Kevin Towers

Tyler Emerick of MLB: “Paul Goldschmidt hasn't missed a game since July 22. In 84 at-bats in August John Smoltz Jersey , Goldschmidt is hitting .262 with three homers, six doubles and 13 RBIs. The improvement in his defensive game, however, has been what's impressed Kirk Gibson the most.”

The Frank Wren

David O’Brien of Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “Dan Uggla was 2-for-28 with one extra-base hit and no RBIs in his last nine games, yet had started more games (122) than any Brave except All-Star center fielder Michael Bourn (124) before Sunday.”

The Jed Hoyer

Neil Hayes of Chicago Sun-Times: “Darwin Barney has a franchise- record 110-game errorless streak at second base. His last error came in the eighth inning of a game against the Miami Marlins on April 17. He had been on a tear at the plate, as well, hitting .340 in 14 games from July 29 through Aug. 13 Jhoulys Chacin Jersey , before he began struggling.”

The Walt Jocketty

Mark Sheldon of MLB: “Reds manager Dusty Baker has demonstrated a keen eye for knowing when his players need to be rested. Baker gave Brandon Phillips and Scott Rolen days off on Thursday and both responded with two hits in Friday's 8-5 loss to the Cardinals.”

The Dan O’Dowd

Troy E. Renck of Denver Post: “Oct. 24, 2007 marked the last time that Jeff Francis faced Josh Beckett.”

The Michael Hill

Juan C. Rodriguez of South Florida Sun-Sentinel: “Ozzie Guillen likes Rob Brantly fine. He thinks in the long run he'll be a productive major leaguer. Guillen also said that under optimal circumstances, Brantly would still be developing in the minors.”

The Jeff Luhnow

Zachary Levine of Houston Chronicle: “Former Diamondbacks righthander Edgar Gonzalez, whom the Astros have signed out of the Mexican League, could figure in their plans as they look to bolster their pitching staff in September.”

The Ned Colletti

Dylan Hernandez of Los Angeles Times: “Adrian Gonzalez’s reputation took a hit over the last two seasons with the Boston Red Sox, to whom he was traded before the 2011 season. He became one of the symbols of the team's failures, and questions were raised about the kind of influence he was on the clubhouse.”

The Doug Melvin

Tom Haudricourt of Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: “In acquiring Adrian Gonzalez Jason Grilli Jersey , Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto, the Dodgers picked up some $250 million in salary obligations, even with the $12 million the Red Sox kicked into the deal. By comparison, the Milwaukee franchise was purchased by Mark Attanasio for $223 million in 2005.”

The Sandy Alderson

Mets Blog: “In Sunday’s 2-1 win over the Astros, Jeremy Hefner allowed a run on five hits with a walk and seven strikeouts in eight innings.”

The Ruben Amaro Jr.

Ryan Lawrence of Philadelphia Daily News: “In his last 12 games, Ryan Howard is hitting .347 with a 1.058 OPS Hector Olivera Jersey , four doubles, four home runs and 13 RBIs.”

The Neal Huntington

Charlie Wilmoth of Bucs Dugout: “The Pirates’ rotation appears to be coming apart down the stretch, and if the Bucs want to reverse course, they might want to consider making some more high-upside moves. It’s one thing to start fading, pull out all the stops, and still fail; it’s another to start fading and fail anyway with the likes of Erik Bedard, Rod Barajas and Chad Qualls.”

The John Mozeliak

Viva El Birdos: “While the weekend series was important and certainly it was enjoyable to watch the Cardinals trounce the Reds in two of three games Hank Aaron Jersey , arguably, the more important series begins Monday.”

The Josh Byrnes

Gaslamp Ball: “Marty Caswell interviewed Dodger owner Magic Johnson right after the blockbuster trade happened between the Dodgers and the Red Sox that sent former Padre Adrian Gonzalez to L.A. Magic suggested that Padres fans will now root for the Dodgers because of Adrian.”

The Brian Sabean

Chris Quick of ESPN: “The theory is that in 0-0 counts batters are most likely to see a fastball. I think that makes sense to almost anyone that's watched five minutes of baseball in their life. Pitchers often start hitters off with the hard stuff -- fastballs, cutters, sinkers -- and then proceed to use their specialty pitches -- sliders, curveballs, changeups -- in order to finish them off.”

The Mike Rizzo

James Wagner of Washington Post: “Roger Bernadina’s teammates tease him, as good teammates often do Greg Maddux Jersey , about his build. But it’s really flattery. He’s a chiseled 6-foot-2 outfielder in the midst of the best season of his career. He’s perhaps the most muscular player on the Nationals, a team full of 6-foot-plus, well-built athletes.”

The American League

The Dan Duquette

Dan Connolly of Baltimore Sun: “Dan Duquette met with the Baltimore media about the deal today that sent reliever Matt Lindstrom and a player to be named to the Arizona Diamondbacks for lefty starter Joe Saunders a