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  1. Five offseason moves that will backfire

    Jim Bowden

    When a general manager makes a trade or a free-agent signing, he must always have significant justification for why the move was made. This could include: • Scouting reports • Advanced metrics and analytics • Medical repo...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  2. How the Cardinals get even better

    Jim Bowden

    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has quickly developed into one of the game's best managers. A year after falling just five wins short of a World Series title, this season he came within two. In order for Matheny to get the Cardinals over the hump ...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  3. World Series players possibly on move

    Jim Bowden

    As the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals battle it out in the 2013 World Series, no one's thinking past the next game, with perhaps the exception of the two managers as they plan out their pitching and lineups. For the players, it's the here and...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  4. Yanks' third-base options after A-Rod

    Jim Bowden

    The New York Yankees should be pleased with how Alex Rodriguez has played since his return from hip surgery and the disabled list. His bat speed and ability to hit a good fastball have improved considerably compared to where he was at the end of the ...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  5. Well-rested Harrison gives Texas edge

    Jim Bowden

    There's something to be said about watching two prizefighters slug it out for 15 rounds. In the case of the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals, the fight went 11 innings with the Cardinals emerging victorious after David Freese launched a game-win...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  6. Nelson Cruz has finally arrived

    Jim Bowden

    It's been a circuitous path to stardom for Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz. So many times he could have just given up or pouted because it was taking so long for him to make the major leagues. Last week he became the ALCS Most Valuable Player af...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  7. Phillies' Achilles is their bullpen

    Jim Bowden

    Here's what I'm looking for in Game 4 of the NLDS between the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals, as well as Game 4 of the NLDS between the Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks Phillies and Cardinals * Philadelphia starter R...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  8. Under-the-radar NL players

    Jim Bowden

    It's easy to focus on the superstar players, because they are the biggest difference-makers. However, teams often win (or lose) pennants with the unheralded guys who are making a name for themselves. These under-the-radar players frequently turn into...

    Blog | August 11, 2011