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  1. 10 managers in limbo

    Jim Bowden

    Baseball is a results-oriented business. It can be brutal and sobering, especially those charged with managing a team. Injuries aren't their fault, and most of the time, neither are players who don't perform up to expectations or can't execute proper...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  2. Mike Rizzo's incredible offseason

    Jim Bowden

    One of the most difficult things to do in baseball is keep a good team intact. Any number of factors from finances to free agency can fracture a team. To actually improve it and upgrade it at several key positions in one offseason can prove most diff...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  3. Strasburg should pitch in All-Star Game

    Jim Bowden

    Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg has been superb in the first half and is sure to be selected to the National League All-Star team by the players or by manager Tony La Russa. However, the Nationals have said they have installed ...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  4. Confidence will help Harper succeed

    Jim Bowden

    It's only fitting that Washington Nationals prospect Bryce Harper will make his major league debut basking in Hollywood's shadow, because the 19-year-old's story is cut from a movie script. By now everyone knows his background as the baseball wun...

    Blog | April 28, 2012
  5. Five managers feeling the heat

    Jim Bowden

    Big league managers have a hard enough time contending with things they can control, let alone things they can't. A 162-game season is never a cakewalk, but when there are distractions and concerns early in the season, it doesn't portend for smooth s...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  6. A plan for rebuilding the Orioles

    Jim Bowden

    In 1997, Davey Johnson led the Orioles to a first-place finish in the American League East. The team won 98 games and featured a pitching staff with four starters in double-digit wins, a closer who saved 45 games and two future Hall of Famers in Cal...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  7. Bobby Valentine the perfect fit for Boston

    Jim Bowden

    The search for a new manager has not gone as smoothly as the Boston Red Sox would have liked. They've seen a whole host of candidates come through Yawkey Way, including Gene Lamont, Pete Mackanin, Sandy Alomar Jr. and Torey Lovullo. New Boston ge...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  8. Davey Johnson is a proven winner

    Jim Bowden

    The Washington Nationals will soon make it official that Davey Johnson, 68, has agreed to terms on a contract through the 2012 season with a club option for the 2013 season. However, Johnson is not expected to take over the helm of the club until Mon...

    Blog | June 25, 2011