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  1. 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
  2. Reds betting on Bailey's improvement

    Jim Bowden

    Earlier this winter, I estimated that a contract extension for Homer Bailey would come in at six years for $102 million. Therefore, I am not at all surprised that the right-hander agreed to a six-year, $105 million deal to stay with the Cincinnati Re...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  3. Elite pitchers set for big 2015 paydays

    Jim Bowden

    Clayton Kershaw's seven-year, $215 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers has set the ceiling for next offseason's free-agent starting pitching market. This is a significant event for a market that's seen record-breaking deals for almost every...

    Blog | January 21, 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. 2015 FAs who should be traded now

    Jim Bowden

    Next year's free-agent class is top-heavy, and features three of baseball's best starting pitchers in Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer and Jon Lester. While seen some big-name players traded a year before free agency, that won't happen with any of these...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Five moves that will happen this spring

    Jim Bowden

    During spring training, players aren't the only ones trying to fine-tune things. General managers must use the time to evaluate not only their players but their field staff, too. It's the time to get things done, especially things such as contract ne...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  8. Trade candidates for all 30 teams

    Jim Bowden

    Not every team will make a trade at this week's winter meetings in Nashville, but every team could. With that in mind, let's take a look at one player (or more) who could be on the trade block this week from each of the 30 teams. American League ...

    Blog | December 02, 2012
  9. X factors for contenders down the stretch

    Jim Bowden

    With a little more than six weeks remaining in the 2012 season, tight divisional races and young, ultra-talented players have made this season one of the most exciting in years. There are easily 20 teams still within seven games of making the pla...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  10. Chapman should go to Triple-A

    Jim Bowden

    PHOENIX -- The Cincinnati Reds are excited about the potential of their rotation for the short- and long-term, but don't be surprised if left-hander Aroldis Chapman isn't a part of it come Opening Day as there is strong sentiment that he could start ...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  11. 30 teams, 30 questions for spring training

    Jim Bowden

    Heading into spring training, every general manager has a list of questions that he wants answered. Whether that's seeing if a player has rebounded from surgery or if an aging veteran has any gas left in the tank. It might be a position battle that n...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  12. What moves should the Los Angeles Dodgers make in the offseason?

    Jim Bowden

    What moves should the Los Angeles Dodgers make in the offseason?

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2011
  13. Five guys you shouldn't give up on

    Jim Bowden

    "If you've seen it before, you can see it again." --Branch Rickey Last year we witnessed Delmon Young enjoying a breakout season with the Minnesota Twins. Young, 25, was selected with the first overall selection of the 2003 draft. However, in his ...

    Blog | August 17, 2011
  14. NEXT -- Six young starting pitchers who have the ability to becom...

    Jim Bowden

    Jim Bowden identifies six young starting pitchers who have the potential to move from the back end of the rotation to the front.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2011
  15. Reds' rotation has depth, youth, upside

    Jim Bowden

    The Cincinnati Reds have one of the deepest starting rotations in the National League -- seven-deep, in fact -- and of the seven, six of them are ages 23-27. Edinson Volquez has shown flashes of being a potential No. 1 starter; Johnny Cueto alrea...

    Blog | May 13, 2011
  16. 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