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  1. 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
  2. PED mess a tough spot for Rizzo, Daniels

    Jim Bowden

    There is nothing worse for a general manager than to be blindsided by allegations of impropriety by one of your players. True or false, the news causes an immediate maelstrom of controversy, uncertainty and turmoil. And that's exactly what happen...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  3. Grading the trade deadline

    Jim Bowden

    Now that baseball's July 31 trade deadline has come and gone, it's time to assess the aftermath. The flurry of activity up until the very end underscores just how many teams still feel they are in the hunt for postseason play, as well as some very sh...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  4. Nats and Marlins rising in the East

    Jim Bowden

    Last year, the National League East was a two-horse race, with the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves jockeying for position on the strength of deep starting pitching. The Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins were essentially afterthoughts, b...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  5. Five teams that got worse this winter

    Jim Bowden

    Facing the stark reality that a rebuilding project is inevitable, some teams held fire sales this offseason, dealing from areas of strength and depth. Others simply continue to be mired in bad decisions or the aftermath of those decisions, or simply ...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  6. Five reasons Nationals need Fielder

    Jim Bowden

    With pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training in little more than a month, teams and free agents will start scrambling like a game of musical chairs in order to ensure they have a place to sit when the music stops. One free agent who should...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  7. GMs who helped their teams long-term

    Jim Bowden

    In examining those teams that are built to win now, conversely there are those teams for whom it will take some time to become competitive again. In several instances, they are the very teams that just emptied their big league clubs to those "win now...

    Blog | January 04, 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. Ranking 10 moves of the offseason

    Jim Bowden

    With the midpoint of baseball's 2011-12 offseason upon us, it's a good time to circle back to take stock of the most significant moves made thus far. 1. Los Angeles Angels sign 1B Albert Pujols and LHP C.J. Wilson Angels owner Arte Moreno shocked...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  10. How the Gio trade went down

    Jim Bowden

    All week, the word around the campfire was that the Oakland Athletics were going to trade left-hander Gio Gonzalez. And sure enough, general manager Billy Beane pulled the trigger Thursday, sending the 26-year-old to the Washington Nationals, along w...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  11. Nationals do well by acquiring Gonzalez

    Jim Bowden

    Jim Bowden breaks down the trade that sends Gio Gonzalez to the Nationals for four prospects....

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  12. Moving Matt Garza

    Jim Bowden

    Editor's note: Gio Gonzalez was traded to the Washington Nationals shortly after this story was posted. With the Chicago White Sox signing John Danks to a five-year extension worth a reported $65 million on Wednesday night, and the San Diego P...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  13. Five trades for Gio Gonzalez

    Jim Bowden

    It's rare to see a team trade a potential ace before he is eligible for salary arbitration, but that's exactly what the San Diego Padres did Saturday when they sent Mat Latos to the Cincinnati Reds for first baseman Yonder Alonso, catcher Yasmani Gra...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  14. Five big trades that should happen

    Jim Bowden

    Now that the winter meetings are over, there's a tendency to think that trade and free agency activity will downshift into a more sedate pace. However, here are five blockbuster trades I'd like to see that not only would be beneficial to both teams b...

    Blog | December 14, 2011
  15. Bowden's Bullets: Red Sox chase a lefty

    Jim Bowden

    The Boston Red Sox have been trying to acquire a left-handed starter for the back end of the rotation with Oakland's Gio Gonzalez, Arizona's Joe Saunders and the Astros' Wandy Rodriguez garnering most of GM Ben Cherington's attention. If the Sox can'...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  16. 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