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  1. Reds betting on Bailey's improvement

    Jim Bowden

    Earlier this winter, I estimated that a contract extension for Homer Bailey would come in at six years for $102 million. Therefore, I am not at all surprised that the right-hander agreed to a six-year, $105 million deal to stay with the Cincinnati Re...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  2. Elite pitchers set for big 2015 paydays

    Jim Bowden

    Clayton Kershaw's seven-year, $215 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers has set the ceiling for next offseason's free-agent starting pitching market. This is a significant event for a market that's seen record-breaking deals for almost every...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  3. 2015 FAs who should be traded now

    Jim Bowden

    Next year's free-agent class is top-heavy, and features three of baseball's best starting pitchers in Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer and Jon Lester. While seen some big-name players traded a year before free agency, that won't happen with any of these...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  4. Five trades for Matt Wieters

    Jim Bowden

    Matt Wieters is one of the best all-around catchers in baseball. The Baltimore Orioles' 2007 first-round pick is entering what should be the prime years of his career. He is a 27-year-old switch-hitter, a two-time All-Star and has hit at least 20 hom...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  5. X factors for contenders down the stretch

    Jim Bowden

    With a little more than six weeks remaining in the 2012 season, tight divisional races and young, ultra-talented players have made this season one of the most exciting in years. There are easily 20 teams still within seven games of making the pla...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  6. Five guys you shouldn't give up on

    Jim Bowden

    "If you've seen it before, you can see it again." --Branch Rickey Last year we witnessed Delmon Young enjoying a breakout season with the Minnesota Twins. Young, 25, was selected with the first overall selection of the 2003 draft. However, in his ...

    Blog | August 17, 2011
  7. NEXT -- Six young starting pitchers who have the ability to becom...

    Jim Bowden

    Jim Bowden identifies six young starting pitchers who have the potential to move from the back end of the rotation to the front.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2011
  8. Reds' rotation has depth, youth, upside

    Jim Bowden

    The Cincinnati Reds have one of the deepest starting rotations in the National League -- seven-deep, in fact -- and of the seven, six of them are ages 23-27. Edinson Volquez has shown flashes of being a potential No. 1 starter; Johnny Cueto alrea...

    Blog | May 13, 2011