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  1. Top 10 early trade candidates

    Jim Bowden

    The July 31 trade deadline is a little less than three months away. While every team is focused primarily on the draft right now, they're also realizing that because of the sport's parity and competitive balance, there could be fewer "sellers" at thi...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  2. Seattle should sign Santana and Morales

    Jim Bowden

    All the Seattle Mariners needed to become relevant again was Robinson Cano. Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik also made some other shrewd moves, signing free agents Corey Hart and Fernando Rodney, as well as trading for Logan Morrison. Bu...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  3. GM buzz: Latest on free agents

    Jim Bowden

    With pitchers and catchers due to report to spring training in a couple of weeks, the rumor mill continues to churn because many quality free agents are still on the market, including: Ubaldo Jimenez, Ervin Santana, A.J. Burnett, Bronson Arroyo, Paul...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  4. 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
  5. The missing link for every AL team

    Jim Bowden

    On Tuesday, I focused on the missing piece for every National League team heading in to spring training, and today we turn our attention to the American League. AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST Houston Astros Missing link: Pitching prospects Solution:...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  6. Offseason grades thus far: AL

    Jim Bowden

    Entering the offseason, the 2013 free agent class was generally regarded as one of the weaker ones in recent memory. Thus, most industry insiders were banking on a healthy trade market to develop and they were right. In addition to the generous ...

    Blog | December 14, 2013
  7. One deal for every AL team

    Jim Bowden

    On Monday I offered up one move I'd like to see for every team in the National League, and today we will cover the AL clubs. AL East Baltimore Orioles The Move: Sign Matt Garza to a four-year, $60 million deal. Why: The Orioles have ...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  8. Grading the GMs at the deadline

    Jim Bowden

    While many people are going to say this year's trade deadline was a bit of a dud, there were still plenty of deals made. Here's the way I would grade how every GM did leading up to the deadline, but please keep in mind that sometimes standing pat is ...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  9. Five offseason moves that will backfire

    Jim Bowden

    Recall the saying "it seemed like a good idea at the time" and you'll be able to apply it to a number of baseball's 30 teams. Indeed, most general managers would love to call a mulligan or two during their careers. As such, the following five players...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  10. 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
  11. 5 bold predictions for winter meetings

    Jim Bowden

    Despite my being a veteran of countless winter meetings, baseball's annual gathering still manages to surprise me. Whether it's a blockbuster trade or an out-of-the-blue free-agent signing, the winter meetings always provide a handful of happenings. ...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  12. Five undervalued free agents

    Jim Bowden

    The Toronto Blue Jays might have signed the most undervalued free agent position player from this year's class when they inked outfielder Melky Cabrera to a two-year, $16 million deal. Melky was in line for a four-year deal in the $50 million range b...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  13. Indians and Francona a good match

    Jim Bowden

    Like so many former managers, Terry Francona's preference is to be back in the dugout. He spent this season in front of the TV camera, and there's little doubt in my mind that if Francona chose to remain as a broadcaster he would be just as succes...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  14. Trades that should've happened but didn't

    Jim Bowden

    It was one of the busiest July 31 non-waiver trade deadlines in recent memory, but what about a handful of trades that did not happen but should have? These were deals that made a lot of sense, even perhaps got discussed between teams, yet never mate...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  15. Bowden's Bullets: Headley to Dodgers?

    Jim Bowden

    Conventional wisdom approaching this year's July 31 trade deadline said there would be more buyers than sellers. While that has indeed turned out to be the case, a couple of factors have complicated many possible trade scenarios. First, the new Co...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  16. Early trade targets for GMs

    Jim Bowden

    When it comes to the July 31 trade deadline, good things do not come to those who wait. With the first month of the season in the books, general managers around the major leagues already have begun to deploy scouts to evaluate other teams and thei...

    Blog | May 02, 2012