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  1. Seven bold predictions for 2014

    Jim Bowden

    With the start of the 2014 season upon us, it's time to take a guess at what might happen this year. In this space last season, I predicted that Yasiel Puig would become an instant hit in Los Angeles and envisioned a last-place finish for the New...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  2. 10 undervalued fantasy targets

    Jim Bowden

    Most fantasy baseball players are going to have the usual suspects atop their draft boards: Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera, Andrew McCutchen. However, to "win" drafts, the key is to find the undervalued players. Perhaps a player is coming off of an ...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  3. Moving the "immovable" contracts

    Jim Bowden

    In 2008, the Toronto Blue Jays shocked the baseball world when they signed outfielder Vernon Wells to a seven-year, $126 million deal. His career .319 OBP and a dismal 2009 season and perceived decline as well as a base salary that escalated to $21 m...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  4. Seven players poised to rebound in '14

    Jim Bowden

    Teams can rely on offseason trades and free agency to supplement their teams for the next season. But one of the easiest and most gratifying methods is simply having an important player return to form. In 2013, baseball has witnessed the comebacks...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  5. Reviewing my 10 bold predictions

    Jim Bowden

    Every year at some point during spring training, I offer my 10 bold predictions for the season. Instead of offering the obvious, I try to go out on a limb and prognosticate what most people wouldn't expect. The tough part of that equation is at the e...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  6. Angels now sellers with nothing to sell

    Jim Bowden

    A disappointing season got a whole lot worse for the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday when they found out that Albert Pujols is headed to the disabled list with a foot injury that could end his season. The Angels probably should have dealt with this e...

    Blog | July 28, 2013
  7. 10 bold predictions for 2013 season

    Jim Bowden

    With Friday's news of right-hander Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers agreeing to a record-setting contract, the drama of whether baseball's best pitcher would see free agency in two years came to an end. Some could say it was predictable in...

    Blog | March 30, 2013
  8. Trumbo, not Pujols, is Angels' MVP so far

    Jim Bowden

    When the Los Angeles Angels dropped a 10-year, $240 million contract on Albert Pujols, the No. 1 free agent this past offseason, the media and fans immediately turned their attention toward Anaheim. The three-time National League Most Valuable Player...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  9. How the Twins can move Morneau

    Jim Bowden

    Oh, how things can change in 18 months. It was just a short time ago when baseball was talking about its best hitting tandems. Among them were the St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday, the Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun and Prince F...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  10. Five things I like from spring so far

    Jim Bowden

    PHOENIX -- In the Cactus League, the weather is basically sunny and 75 degrees every day, and the best part is the short commute to all of the ballparks, which differs greatly from the Grapefruit League in Florida, where the ballparks are spread out ...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  11. Chapman should go to Triple-A

    Jim Bowden

    PHOENIX -- The Cincinnati Reds are excited about the potential of their rotation for the short- and long-term, but don't be surprised if left-hander Aroldis Chapman isn't a part of it come Opening Day as there is strong sentiment that he could start ...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  12. 30 teams, 30 questions for spring training

    Jim Bowden

    Heading into spring training, every general manager has a list of questions that he wants answered. Whether that's seeing if a player has rebounded from surgery or if an aging veteran has any gas left in the tank. It might be a position battle that n...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  13. Grading the offseason: American League

    Jim Bowden

    To say baseball's landscape has shifted this offseason is an understatement. There was an exodus of talent to the American League, and teams like the Los Angeles Angels, Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees find themselv...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  14. Los Angeles Angels set themselves up to contend for the World Ser...

    Jim Bowden

    Angels set themselves up to contend for the World Series.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2012
  15. MLB - Finding destinatations for Cole Hamels, Matt Cain and the r...

    Jim Bowden

    Jim Bowden breaks down next winter's free agent class, including predicted salaries and teams.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2012
  16. Five GMs who helped their teams win now

    Jim Bowden

    An active offseason that witnessed some of baseball's best players changing teams clearly would buoy some and sink others. For the following five teams, their offseason moves could vault them into bona fide postseason contention and divisional releva...

    Blog | January 03, 2012