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  1. Young stars I'd lock up long term now

    Jim Bowden

    As baseball's revenues continue to break records year over year, clubs are well aware that, based on baseball history, those revenues normally get passed right down to the players. Indeed, we've recently seen a flurry of six-year contract extensi...

    Blog | April 05, 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. Simmons deal a steal for Atlanta

    Jim Bowden

    The Atlanta Braves recently locked up Freddie Freeman, Julio Teheran and Craig Kimbrel with long-term deals, and by adding Andrelton Simmons to that group with a seven-year, $58 million extension, they have identified what they believe is their long-...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  4. Players who could lose jobs this spring

    Jim Bowden

    Some players use spring training to get into playing shape, get their timing down, work on a new pitch or tweak their mechanics. Other players, however, know that time is running out, and if they have a poor spring, they could be out of a job. No...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  5. Kimbrel deal a win for Braves, industry

    Jim Bowden

    The Atlanta Braves have been locking up young talent left and right. In recent weeks they have given long-term contracts to Freddie Freeman and Julio Teheran that bought out arbitration and free-agent years, and on Sunday they did the same with Craig...

    Blog | February 16, 2014
  6. Braves jump the gun with Teheran deal

    Jim Bowden

    When the Atlanta Braves signed first baseman Freddie Freeman to an eight-year, $135 million extension recently, I loved the deal. Here was a team taking the expected revenue from the new stadium it will soon have and locking up a young position pl...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  7. GM awards for best trades, signings

    Jim Bowden

    I'm all packed with spring training just days away. So before I depart I thought it was time to give my offseason awards and hand out some hardware to the general managers for their offseason work. BEST OFFSEASON -- BIG-MARKET GM: Brian Cashman | ...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  8. GM buzz: Latest on free agents

    Jim Bowden

    With pitchers and catchers due to report to spring training in a couple of weeks, the rumor mill continues to churn because many quality free agents are still on the market, including: Ubaldo Jimenez, Ervin Santana, A.J. Burnett, Bronson Arroyo, Paul...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  9. The missing link for every NL team

    Jim Bowden

    For the vast majority of major league teams, pitchers and catchers will report to spring training exactly a month from now. Usually teams are simply fine-tuning their rosters, whether it's that last utility bench guy or an additional bullpen arm. ...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  10. Five teams with the best shot at Tanaka

    Jim Bowden

    After weeks of drama, the Masahiro Tanaka posting saga is finally over. Rakuten, his team in Japan, has agreed to post him, and now all MLB teams have a chance to negotiate with him if they agree to put up the posting fee, which likely will max out a...

    Blog | December 25, 2013
  11. Eight big names who could be traded

    Jim Bowden

    General managers have been feasting this offseason on blockbuster trades and huge free-agent acquisitions. Some of the game's biggest names -- Prince Fielder, Ian Kinsler, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Brian McCann -- have new homes, as do major players such ...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  12. Five trades for Matt Wieters

    Jim Bowden

    Matt Wieters is one of the best all-around catchers in baseball. The Baltimore Orioles' 2007 first-round pick is entering what should be the prime years of his career. He is a 27-year-old switch-hitter, a two-time All-Star and has hit at least 20 hom...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  13. One deal for every NL team

    Jim Bowden

    The hot stove league is already fired up, as the Philadelphia Phillies struck first by signing outfielder Marlon Byrd last week. With such a weak free-agent class this offseason, teams will look heavily in the trade market. Below you will find a p...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  14. Six trades for David Price

    Jim Bowden

    There might be several quality free agent starting pitchers available this offseason, but the best pitcher on most teams' radars is a former Cy Young Award winner whose team simply can't afford him anymore. Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price ...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  15. 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
  16. Atlanta's offseason checklist

    Jim Bowden

    The Atlanta Braves ran away with the National League East by winning 96 games and finishing 10 games ahead of the preseason favorite Washington Nationals, only to get eliminated by the Los Angeles Dodgers in four games in the NLDS. One thing we kn...

    Blog | October 08, 2013