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  1. Rookie Rankings: Tanaka dominating

    Jim Bowden

    As we near the halfway point in the season, a dozen rookies are having impact upon their pennant-chasing teams thus far. Let's look at my latest rankings and assess the best of the 2014 rookie class. 1. Masahiro Tanaka | RHP | New York Yankees ...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  2. Fantasy meets reality: Bowden's take

    Jim Bowden

    With Eric Karabell on a well-deserved vacation this week, we've got a week of guest bloggers filling in. Jim Bowden, former GM of the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals, is our leadoff batter Monday. You can read more of Jim's work over on The ...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  3. The Reds are better than you think

    Jim Bowden

    Somewhat fittingly, the Cincinnati Reds open their season on Monday against the St. Louis Cardinals. Reds general manager Walt Jocketty built the Cardinals into a perennial power and 2006 World Series champion during his tenure as St. Louis' GM from ...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Prospects I would call up in September

    Jim Bowden

    Despite the minor league season being almost complete, the education and training of some young top prospects isn't necessarily over. With major league rosters expanding in September, it's a great time for clubs to get a first glimpse of their top pr...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  7. The Reds' outfield gamble

    Jim Bowden

    The Cincinnati Reds have been searching for a leadoff hitter since Dusty Baker took over as Reds manager back in 2008. For five years the search proved fruitless. They've tried everything and everyone, just look at the list: Jerry Hairston, Corey...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  8. Ranking the offseason for all 30 teams

    Jim Bowden

    It was an active offseason that witnessed the trade of a Cy Young Award winner, several large, multiteam trades and an inflated free-agent market. So to evaluate and rank the offseason of all 30 teams, I took into account the following factors: &...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  9. Padres should trade Chase Headley now

    Jim Bowden

    In early December 2011, the San Diego Padres traded right-hander Mat Latos, their No. 1 starter, to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for a prospect package that included two former first-round picks and major league right-hander Edinson Volquez. W...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  10. Prospects worth getting from buyers

    Jim Bowden

    Most fans are following the trade negotiations involving players like Hunter Pence, Carlos Beltran and Heath Bell because they are the biggest, sexiest names being discussed among the 30 major league teams. However, fans should also be following the ...

    Blog | July 22, 2011
  11. Five teams that could go after Jose Reyes

    Jim Bowden

    Editor's Note: This is the debut blog post from former major league general manager Jim Bowden, who has been hired as an analyst for ESPN.com. Bowden will write "The GM's Office" blog, part of ESPN.com's SweetSpot Blog Network, and provide multimedia...

    Blog | May 05, 2011