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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. The GM stars of winter

    Jim Bowden

    New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman certainly made the biggest splash this offseason, spending more than $440 million on free agents Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann and Masahiro Tanaka. After trading for Prince Fielder and s...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  3. GMs who will make a splash in Orlando

    Jim Bowden

    Baseball's annual winter meetings in Orlando, Fla., don't commence until Sunday, Dec. 8, but several general managers already have made waves this offseason. Tigers president/GM Dave Dombrowski has made the biggest splash of the offseason so far a...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  4. GMs with the toughest offseason jobs

    Jim Bowden

    Most assume the general managers of baseball's small-market teams have the toughest jobs in baseball. After all, when you're hamstrung by limited finances, it can be tough to win. However, it's the general managers of teams in baseball's biggest m...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  5. Yankees still the best fit for Girardi

    Jim Bowden

    With his contract with the New York Yankees due to expire Oct. 31, Joe Girardi sits in the catbird seat, as the Chicago Cubs, Washington Nationals, Cincinnati Reds and Seattle Mariners are all posting "help wanted" signs. Girardi fits well with se...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Yanks eye potential monster 2014 FA class

    Jim Bowden

    The New York Yankees have been relatively inactive this offseason, but that doesn't mean general manager Brian Cashman hasn't been busy. Fans might wonder why their team, which has historically used free agency to fortify its roster, would limit ...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Cashman rebuilds Yankees rotation

    Jim Bowden

    Trust New York to liven things up on a Friday night. After staying largely silent throughout the offseason, the New York Yankees awoke from their slumber by acquiring right-hander Michael Pineda and farmhand Jose Campos from the Seattle Mariners i...

    Blog | January 14, 2012
  12. The 10 best contracts in baseball

    Jim Bowden

    It is really difficult to compare the best contracts in baseball based on the present salary infrastructure. To compare and rank them, you have to take into account arbitration eligibility, free-agent years and non-arbitration years. In addition, one...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  13. 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
  14. Bowden's Bullets: The Yankees and Gio

    Jim Bowden

    * The New York Yankees have been reluctant to move top pitching prospects Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances for all the right reasons. However, if Oakland shops southpaw Gio Gonzalez, who has one of the best left-handed breaking balls in the AL...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  15. Yankees had to pay Sabathia

    Jim Bowden

    It isn't often the New York Yankees find themselves with their backs against the wall. And yet, that is exactly what happened when facing the possibility of life without left-hander CC Sabathia. The Yankees' ace could have opted out of his contrac...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  16. Dombrowski, Leyland a winning combo

    Jim Bowden

    After leading the Atlanta Braves to 14 straight National League East Division titles, there is little debate that John Schuerholz and Bobby Cox formed one of the best, if not the best, general manager/manager teams in the last 30 years. The duo worke...

    Blog | September 24, 2011