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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. First guesses: NL All-Star team

    Jim Bowden

    After two months of the season, there are already some clear and obvious choices for the 2012 All-Star Game. But there are also some intriguing names as possible first-time All-Stars, too. The fans will vote the starters in; managers will pick t...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  4. Baseball's most immovable contracts?

    Jim Bowden

    A contract never starts off "bad," per se. Obviously, a general manager signs a player to a contract with the intent that the player will help the team win, even if the GM knows the criticism over dollars and years is out there. The contract ofte...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  5. How a GM handles the extra wild card

    Jim Bowden

    As we all know, MLB added an extra wild-card team this year -- with the two wild cards playing a one-game playoff -- and this will no doubt have an enormous impact on how front offices handle decisions during the season. The critics of the one-ga...

    Blog | April 01, 2012
  6. 10 bold predictions for 2012

    Jim Bowden

    With the season beginning today in Japan, it's that time of year when everyone is making predictions. I figure it's about time that I get in on the act. 1. The Philadelphia Phillies will not make the playoffs. With Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Col...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Top 10 moves that might happen

    Jim Bowden

    In the wake of the winter meetings and the big moves made by the Miami Marlins and Los Angeles Angels, here are the top 10 moves that didn't happen but still might. 1. Texas Rangers sign Prince Fielder for eight years, $192 million There's an ar...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  10. Bowden Bullets: Wilson might decide today

    Jim Bowden

    * Multiple sources said C.J. Wilson spent Wednesday night visiting with both the Los Angeles Angels and Florida Marlins one final time before making his decision. If the Angels don't add a sixth year to their offer, it appears Wilson will join M...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  11. Hanley Ramirez trade ideas

    Jim Bowden

    With Jose Reyes now a Miami Marlin, one of the questions of the day has been what the franchise plans to do with incumbent shortstop Hanley Ramirez. While some have suggested the Marlins were working ahead of the curve and had already consulted Ramir...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  12. Bowden's Bullets: Pujols chase ending?

    Jim Bowden

    At the time of this posting, the Albert Pujols mega-bidding war reached its zenith just past midnight early Wednesday morning. The Miami Marlins made a 10-year offer that was so complicated it required the attention of Dan Halem, MLB's senior vice pr...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  13. Bowden's Bullets: Want Andrew Bailey?

    Jim Bowden

    At the winter meetings, things can spin on dime. That's what makes it fun, as well as frustrating at times. One minute a general manager or team owner will boast -- off the record -- how "on" a particular player his team is, then one bad negotiati...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  14. Reyes impacts Marlins in many ways

    Jim Bowden

    With the signing of free-agent Jose Reyes to a six-year, $106 million contract on Sunday, the Miami Marlins netted themselves the one of the best shortstops in baseball, second only to the Colorado Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki. It also gives the new-look...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  15. Winter meetings: Inside the GM suite

    Jim Bowden

    During baseball's offseason, there's no better place to get face time with a potential trade partner than the winter meetings. Major League Baseball's winter meetings have evolved considerably since the days when teams used the meetings solely as ...

    Blog | December 04, 2011
  16. Marlins get proven leader in Heath Bell

    Jim Bowden

    Just when we thought the Miami Marlins were only window shopping, they stepped up and showed they mean business. Pending a physical, it looks like the Marlins have their closer, signing Heath Bell to a three-year contract reportedly worth $27 mill...

    Blog | December 02, 2011