IQ - Baseball Wiretap

Rockies Will Switch Back To Five-Man Rotation In 2013
Colorado has been using a four-man starting rotation, with starters throwing less pitches and a"piggy-back" reliever involved.

Troy Renck/Denver Post

Teams Averaging Three Losses For 2012 When Entering Ninth With Lead
In Major League Baseball this season, teams entered Sunday's action with a collective record of 1886-95 when entering the ninth inning with a lead.

David Schoenfield/ESPN

Scherzer Has Worked To Keep Curveball Secret
The pitch hadn't been mentioned for a month because Max Scherzer mixed it so well with his slider that it just never became obvious.

Jason Beck/

Nats, A's Have Both Enjoyed Quick Return On Gonzalez Trade
The Athletics sent Gio Gonzalez to the Nationals for four prospects last winter and both teams have enjoyed early returns on the trade.

Matthew Leach/

Jose Fernandez Has Chance To Make Miami's 2013 Rotation
Jose Fernandez, the team's top pitching prospect, has a chance to make Miami's starting rotation next season.

Palm Beach Post

Injuries Could Force Utley To Third Base
Chase Utley began taking grounders at third base last month and has continued to do so.

Bob Brookover/Philadelphia Inquirer

Only Five Teams Have Been Eliminated From Playoff Race
While the picture is especially bleak for some, not a single American League team has officially been eliminated from the playoff race.

RealGM Staff Report

Cespedes Thriving In Shadow Of Fellow Rookie Trout
Yoenis Cespedes is enjoying a great season, but a majority of national attention has been received by fellow American League West rookie Mike Trout.

Cubs Land Sleeper Prospect On Third MLB Contract
The Cubs may have found a diamond in the rough in the form of Juan Carlos Paniagua, who they signed for $1.5 million in July.

Keith Law/ESPN

A's Have Best Record In MLB Since June 2
The Athletics are 51-27 since June 2, the best record in the Major Leagues.

Dodgers Have Completely Remade Top Of Order
The Dodgers were actually closer to first place before they acquired a handful of All-Star players via trade.

Tim Brown/Yahoo! Sports

Orioles Head To New York Just Three Games Back Of Yankees
The Orioles, who have won seven of their last 10 games, will battle the Yankees in New York this weekend in a series with major playoff implications.

RealGM Staff Report

Bryce Harper May Sit Against Left-Handers
In his last 108 at-bats, Bryce Harper is hitting just .167 against left-handers.

Washington Post

Torii Hunter Thriving Since Move To Two-Hole
Torii Hunter has raised his average from .238 to .296 in 62 games after the move in early June.

Nova Struggling With Location, Off-Speed Pitches
Ivan Nova, who was 16-4 with a 3.70 ERA in 2011, is 11-7 with a 4.92 ERA this year.

Associated Press

Collins Understands Approach Nationals Taking With Strasburg
Terry Collins understands where Nationals management is coming from in their polarizing decision to limit Stephen Strasburg's innings this season.

Stanton's Home Run Sets Major League Record
Giancarlo Stanton entered the record books as the first player in major-league history to hit a home run in his first six games at any ballpark.

Miami Herald

Ciriaco Has OPS Of 1.204 Against Yankees In 2012
Pedro Ciriaco is hitting .500/.522/.682 with six RBI and three stolen bases against the Yankees.

Andrew Perna/RealGM

Acta Wants Indians To Improve Bottom Of Lineup
Manny Acta believes the Indians have placed too much emphasis on the top four hitters in their lineup, leading to too little production from the bottom of the order.

Cleveland Plain Dealer

News Archive