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  1. Five GMs under pressure to make a deal

    Jim Bowden

    It's go time for major league general managers. This is the time they shine and broker deals that could make or break a team's season, or set in motion its offseason. But certain GMs are under more pressure to make deals than others. Who's under the ...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  2. What would it take to get Dayan Viciedo?

    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: Dayan Viciedo | OF | Chicago White Sox Possible destinations: Seat...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  3. What would it take for Josh Willingham?

    Jim Bowden

    Over the course of July, Jim Bowden will look at a number of high-profile trade candidates and explain what it would take for certain clubs to acquire that player. Player: Josh Willingham | LF | Minnesota Twins Possible destinations: Cincinnati...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Biggest risks of the offseason

    Jim Bowden

    To win a World Series you have to take some risks. And this offseason, plenty of contenders have been taking them. Here are the biggest risks I've seen this winter. Cincinnati Reds The risk: Moving Aroldis Chapman to the rotation and Shin-Soo Cho...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  10. Futures Game players who could be dealt

    Jim Bowden

    There are scant few occasions when the minor leagues' best players are gathered in one setting, but MLB's Futures Game is one such instance. The game offers all 30 clubs' general managers the opportunity to evaluate the game's best young talent al...

    Blog | July 08, 2012
  11. 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
  12. Five GMs who helped their teams win now

    Jim Bowden

    An active offseason that witnessed some of baseball's best players changing teams clearly would buoy some and sink others. For the following five teams, their offseason moves could vault them into bona fide postseason contention and divisional releva...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  13. Red Sox feature top middle of the order

    Jim Bowden

    The most important part of a major league lineup is the middle of the order, the Nos. 3, 4 and 5 hitters. Along with producing the most runs, they are counted on to hit the best pitchers and their best stuff at any time in the count and with runners ...

    Blog | June 29, 2011