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  1. Futures Gamers who could be traded

    Jim Bowden

    Sunday's SiriusXM Futures Game at Target Field in Minnesota is an annual opportunity for general managers, assistant GMs, scouting directors and scouts to see the very best prospects in one game. In my years as GM, I always sent at least two of my to...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  2. What Ellsbury deal means for Cano

    Buster Olney

    When Gene Michael took over as the Yankees' general manager in 1990 and started rebuilding the team, he focused on two traits: left-handed hitting, because of Yankee Stadium's friendly right-field dimensions, and on-base percentage. ...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  3. Managers, GMs who must finish strong

    Jim Bowden

    Stability and continuity in the general manager and field manager positions are how an organization wins championships. In the early 1990s, the Atlanta Braves' combination of general manager John Schuerholz and manager Bobby Cox set the bar. Afte...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  4. Futures Gamers who could be traded

    Jim Bowden

    Sunday's Futures Game at Citi Field in New York is an annual opportunity for general managers, assistant GMs, scouting directors and scouts to see the very best prospects in one game. During my years as GM, I always sent at least two of my top evalua...

    Blog | July 13, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Red Sox meticulous in hiring Valentine

    Jim Bowden

    It looks like the Boston Red Sox finally have their man. After the drama that surrounded the exit of former general manager Theo Epstein and field manager Terry Francona, the Red Sox chose Bobby Valentine as their next manager with decidedly less ...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  7. Bryce Harper following Nationals' plan

    Jim Bowden

    PHOENIX -- During spring training in Viera, Fla., this past March, I spent some time with Washington Nationals senior vice president and general manager Mike Rizzo on the field prior to batting practice and asked him about the team's development plan...

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  8. In firing Geren, A's search for change

    Jim Bowden

    One of the most difficult responsibilities of a general manager is the hiring and firing of managers. You work as a team on a daily basis and in most cases become very close friends, on and off the field. However, when a team doesn't win or the playe...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  9. Dodgers aren't giving up on Kemp

    Buster Olney

    Rival executives have been monitoring the Dodgers' situation all year, processing the unrest between Matt Kemp and members of the team's field staff, wondering if this would mean that general manager Ned Colletti would feel compelled to mov...

    Blog | October 02, 2010
  10. Los Angeles Dodgers aren't giving up on outfielder Matt Kemp

    Buster Olney

    Dodgers GM Ned Colletti says he's not looking to trade Matt Kemp and feels very good about the outfielder's future with the team.

    Blog | Conversation | October 02, 2010
  11. To tase or not to tase?

    Buster Olney

    A teenager ran onto the field in Philadelphia and got tasered Monday night. I obviously don't know the specifics of the situation from Monday to address that. In general, through the years, there have been two different standards for dealing wi...

    Blog | May 04, 2010
  12. MLB -- Buster Olney: A Phillies fan was tasered last night -- is ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster is bouncing around baseball today, but he starts in Philadelphia, where a fan who ran onto the field met the painful end of a Taser. So Buster asks his readers, just what should we do when a fan runs onto the field?

    Blog | Conversation | May 04, 2010
  13. MLB -- Buster Olney -- Ideas being discussed by management in MLB...

    Buster Olney

    General managers across MLB gathered together recently to look at how to fix the draft, an area they feel has great potential to help level the playing field. Buster highlights a number of the ideas that were discussed.

    Blog | Conversation | January 26, 2010
  14. A classic in the making

    Jerry Crasnick

    It was expected to be a classic, and the Yankees-Red Sox series is living up to the hype.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2004
  15. New stadiums raise expectations

    Jerry Crasnick

    With new ballparks set to open, the Phillies and Padres are feeling a sense of urgency to produce a winner.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2004