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  1. How Yankees can fill the A-Rod void

    Jim Bowden

    In my opinion, Alex Rodriguez has probably played his last major league game. When his suspension is up at the end of the 2014 season, I expect the New York Yankees to release him unconditionally and pay him the remaining $61 million of his contract....

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Yanks' third-base options after A-Rod

    Jim Bowden

    The New York Yankees should be pleased with how Alex Rodriguez has played since his return from hip surgery and the disabled list. His bat speed and ability to hit a good fastball have improved considerably compared to where he was at the end of the ...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  4. Anyone can win the AL East

    Jim Bowden

    During my entire 15-year career in baseball as a GM and through today, commissioner Bud Selig has emphasized improving the game's competitive balance. He said his goal was for all 30 clubs' fan bases to have "hope and faith" on Opening Day that t...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  5. Five 3B solutions for Yankees

    Jim Bowden

    Even before Alex Rodriguez needed another hip surgery that is almost certain to keep him out for a huge chunk of the 2013 season, if not the full year, he was being dominated by right-handed pitching. What you saw in the playoffs wasn't an anomaly or...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  6. GMs with the toughest jobs this winter

    Jim Bowden

    Even though the offseason has only just commenced for the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers, general managers of 28 other teams already have been pondering their futures for some time. For five GMs in particular, their jobs for the next thr...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  7. Time to blow up the Yankees

    Jim Bowden

    Let's consider these facts from ESPN's Stats & Information department regarding the New York Yankees' historically poor performance in the American League Championship Series: • The Yankees' .188 batting average in the 2012 postseason i...

    Blog | October 20, 2012
  8. Yankees must spend to solve problems

    Jim Bowden

    On March 1, Brian Cashman's job got a lot more difficult. That's when the New York Yankees' general manager was reading the headlines Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner made when he said the Yankees would get their payroll below $189 million by 2014....

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  9. Reyes impacts Marlins in many ways

    Jim Bowden

    With the signing of free-agent Jose Reyes to a six-year, $106 million contract on Sunday, the Miami Marlins netted themselves the one of the best shortstops in baseball, second only to the Colorado Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki. It also gives the new-look...

    Blog | December 05, 2011