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  1. 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
  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. Rays face grim reality of trading Price

    Jim Bowden

    The Tampa Bay Rays have won at least 90 games five out of the past six seasons despite constant roster turnover because of financial constraints. Offseason after offseason they've watched players such as Carl Crawford and B.J. Upton depart as free ag...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Baseball's best bargains of 2013

    Jim Bowden

    Let's be honest, the top two position players in last year's free-agent class were complete disasters. Outfielder B.J. Upton has reciprocated his five-year, $72.5 million deal with the Atlanta Braves by posting a .183 AVG/.265 OBP/.294 OPS slash...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  7. Top 10 free-agent signings of 2013

    Jim Bowden

    The cream of the 2013 free-agent crop was obvious and expensive. Teams entered the offseason flush with cash and spent prodigiously. Outfielder Josh Hamilton was the best position player, while B.J. Upton and Michael Bourn followed not far behind...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  8. Agents to watch at winter meetings

    Jim Bowden

    Make no mistake -- Scott Boras is always the headliner among agents at baseball's annual winter meetings. He loves the limelight and will make sure to walk by the media area at optimum times and hold court. He's always entertaining, and his strong...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  9. Five trades for Justin Upton

    Jim Bowden

    As early as two years ago the Arizona Diamondbacks had already made it public they were open to listening to offers for outfielder Justin Upton. They never got an offer they liked, so they held on to him. That decision paid off in 2011 when Upton hit...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  10. Best fits for 10 elite free agents

    Jim Bowden

    Every team entering the offseason would love a shot at even one (if not several) of the top available players on the free-agent market. But that often only comes with a particular equilibrium of financial resources and baseball needs. Below are 1...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  11. Putting a price on Josh Hamilton, Zack Greinke, Michael Bourn and...

    Jim Bowden

    Former MLB GM Jim Bowden details how much each of the top 50 free agents is likely to get and provides the best fits for each of them.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2012
  12. What's next for Orioles, Nationals?

    Jim Bowden

    It was a summer of success for baseball's mid-Atlantic teams. After much losing over the past decade, both the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals took their divisions by storm. One surprised, the other finally arrived, but both buoyed fan bas...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  13. Best fits for top free agents

    Jim Bowden

    As end of the regular season approaches, every major league club that plans to delve into the free-agent market has its best scouts at the ballpark looking at the best guys who will be available during the offseason. They are evaluating every plate a...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  14. Melky's mess is Swisher's gain

    Jim Bowden

    For most people watching San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera, his 2012 season so far seemed almost too good to be true. Turns out it was. His dream season began in May when he earned the 100th hit of 2012 in his 291st plate appearance, b...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  15. Bowden's Bullets: Headley to Dodgers?

    Jim Bowden

    Conventional wisdom approaching this year's July 31 trade deadline said there would be more buyers than sellers. While that has indeed turned out to be the case, a couple of factors have complicated many possible trade scenarios. First, the new Co...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  16. Five big trades that should happen

    Jim Bowden

    Now that the winter meetings are over, there's a tendency to think that trade and free agency activity will downshift into a more sedate pace. However, here are five blockbuster trades I'd like to see that not only would be beneficial to both teams b...

    Blog | December 14, 2011