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  1. Top targets, fallback options for all teams

    Jim Bowden

    A look at the top target(s) and fallback options for every MLB team: AL East Baltimore Orioles' top targets: Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis The Orioles are focused on just keeping their own players and have a four-year offer on the table for ...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  2. Ranking the MLB playoff lineups

    Jim Bowden

    We ranked the playoff rotations and starting pitchers Monday and the playoff bullpens Tuesday; today we rank -- and discuss -- the lineups of the nine remaining playoff teams. 1. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB ranks (regular season): Runs: 6th | OPS: 3rd...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  3. Ranking the playoff bullpens

    Jim Bowden

    We ranked the playoff rotations and starting pitchers Monday; today we rank -- and discuss -- the bullpens of the 10 playoff teams. 1. Kansas City Royals Closer: Greg Holland Setup man: Wade Davis Situational righties: Kelvin Herrera, Aaron Cr...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  4. Playoff starting pitcher, rotation rankings

    Jim Bowden

    The most important element of every major league team in the playoffs is its starting rotation; it's the closest equivalent to a quarterback on an NFL team or the top three players on an NBA team. History has shown us that elite starting pitching has...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  5. What would it take to get A.J. Burnett?

    Jim Bowden

    Over the course of July, Jim Bowden will be looking at a number of high-profile trade candidates and explain what it would take for certain clubs to acquire that player. Player: A.J. Burnett | RHP | Philadelphia Phillies Possible destinations: ...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  6. Five takeaways from Opening Day

    Jim Bowden

    A large slate of games Monday offered glimpses of what could be an exciting 2014 season. There were unexpected performances (Alejandro De Aza's two home runs) and disappointing ones (Cliff Lee's eight earned runs in five innings), too, as well as a w...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  7. When will Trout's reign end?

    Jim Bowden

    Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout clearly has established himself as the best player in Major League Baseball. He is ranked No. 1 in the "Baseball Tonight" 100, and he will be the favorite to remain on the top of this list for the next five ye...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  8. Five players who benefit from non-moves

    Jim Bowden

    General managers use the offseason to improve their team at various positions via free agency, trades and waiver claims. Some of these moves are significant upgrades, others are slight improvements. Yet some general managers simply aren't able to...

    Blog | January 26, 2014
  9. 10 moves that still need to happen

    Jim Bowden

    This has been a wild offseason so far, with blockbuster trades and free-agent signings taking place even before we got to Orlando for the Winter Meetings. Yet, with two weeks left in 2013, the free-agent and trade markets still have a lot of unfinish...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  10. Grading the GMs at the deadline

    Jim Bowden

    While many people are going to say this year's trade deadline was a bit of a dud, there were still plenty of deals made. Here's the way I would grade how every GM did leading up to the deadline, but please keep in mind that sometimes standing pat is ...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  11. Placing odds on top players getting dealt

    Jim Bowden

    With the clock ticking down to the major league trade deadline, there has been some activity the past two days, and we're bound to see some more between now and 4 p.m. ET Wednesday. So I decided to handicap the odds of these players being traded a...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  12. Five GMs who will make a deadline deal

    Jim Bowden

    We've already seen a number of general managers make some major moves before the trade deadline. Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels acquired Matt Garza from the Chicago Cubs, and Dan Duquette improved the Baltimore Orioles' rotation and bullpen with the ac...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  13. Five blockbuster trades I'd like to see

    Jim Bowden

    With just 21 days left before baseball's trade deadline, there's already been a flurry of early activity. The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Ricky Nolasco, the Baltimore Orioles added Scott Feldman and the Washington Nationals traded for Scott Hair...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  14. It's now or never for these 10 guys

    Jim Bowden

    Potential and upside, even track record, can carry a career only so far. At some point, a player has to put up or shut up. Baseball is a results-oriented industry and if the production isn't there, neither are you. With it being Opening Day in man...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  15. 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
  16. 10 make-or-break players this spring

    Jim Bowden

    Baseball is a results-oriented business. Players who do not produce do not last long. Some young players, however, are afforded more time and multiple chances to establish themselves because of the potential they've shown or their formidable physical...

    Blog | February 21, 2013