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  1. 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
  2. Lessons from the offseason thus far

    Jim Bowden

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The hot stove season typically doesn't get white-hot until the winter meetings, but general managers decided to break the rules this year and we've seen tons of action already, with the Robinson Cano contract and Prince Fiel...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  3. A's must bottom out to get better

    Jim Bowden

    There's a fine line between trying to contend and trying to rebuild. Oakland Athletics president and general manager Billy Beane understands this dilemma all too well. Indeed, it is counterintuitive for anyone competing at the highest level of a s...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  4. How the Gio trade went down

    Jim Bowden

    All week, the word around the campfire was that the Oakland Athletics were going to trade left-hander Gio Gonzalez. And sure enough, general manager Billy Beane pulled the trigger Thursday, sending the 26-year-old to the Washington Nationals, along w...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  5. Five trades for Gio Gonzalez

    Jim Bowden

    It's rare to see a team trade a potential ace before he is eligible for salary arbitration, but that's exactly what the San Diego Padres did Saturday when they sent Mat Latos to the Cincinnati Reds for first baseman Yonder Alonso, catcher Yasmani Gra...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  6. Winter meetings: Inside the GM suite

    Jim Bowden

    During baseball's offseason, there's no better place to get face time with a potential trade partner than the winter meetings. Major League Baseball's winter meetings have evolved considerably since the days when teams used the meetings solely as ...

    Blog | December 04, 2011