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  1. Rookie Rankings: Tanaka dominating

    Jim Bowden

    As we near the halfway point in the season, a dozen rookies are having impact upon their pennant-chasing teams thus far. Let's look at my latest rankings and assess the best of the 2014 rookie class. 1. Masahiro Tanaka | RHP | New York Yankees ...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  2. Rookies I can't wait to scout this spring

    Jim Bowden

    Every year at spring training there is a lot of focus on the star players who switched teams, with Robinson Cano being a prime example this year. However, what I am most excited about for this spring is the chance to scout some of the game's top rook...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  3. One deal for every AL team

    Jim Bowden

    On Monday I offered up one move I'd like to see for every team in the National League, and today we will cover the AL clubs. AL East Baltimore Orioles The Move: Sign Matt Garza to a four-year, $60 million deal. Why: The Orioles have ...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  4. Prospects I would call up in September

    Jim Bowden

    Despite the minor league season being almost complete, the education and training of some young top prospects isn't necessarily over. With major league rosters expanding in September, it's a great time for clubs to get a first glimpse of their top pr...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  5. 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
  6. 20 hitters who could be traded

    Jim Bowden

    Parity has really put a damper on baseball's trade market. Several contending teams are looking to add bats, but the problem is that there are so many buyers and so few sellers. The law of supply and demand is skewed. In my opinion there are just...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  7. Ranking the offseason for all 30 teams

    Jim Bowden

    It was an active offseason that witnessed the trade of a Cy Young Award winner, several large, multiteam trades and an inflated free-agent market. So to evaluate and rank the offseason of all 30 teams, I took into account the following factors: &...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Five undervalued free agents

    Jim Bowden

    The Toronto Blue Jays might have signed the most undervalued free agent position player from this year's class when they inked outfielder Melky Cabrera to a two-year, $16 million deal. Melky was in line for a four-year deal in the $50 million range b...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  10. 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
  11. Time for the NL to adopt the DH

    Jim Bowden

    On Sunday, MLB finished up the interleague portion of the schedule for 2012, and it was the end of interleague play as we know it. In 2013, the Houston Astros will move to the American League, which will give each league 15 teams and also give us int...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  12. Early trade targets for GMs

    Jim Bowden

    When it comes to the July 31 trade deadline, good things do not come to those who wait. With the first month of the season in the books, general managers around the major leagues already have begun to deploy scouts to evaluate other teams and thei...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  13. 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
  14. Grading the offseason: National League

    Jim Bowden

    To say baseball's landscape has shifted this offseason is an understatement. The gap between the top and the bottom isn't as vast in the NL as it is in the AL, but this offseason was a time of reckoning for some teams with ownership troubles (Dodgers...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  15. PED talk shouldn't apply to Jeff Bagwell

    Jim Bowden

    The National Baseball Hall of Fame announced its 2012 class of inductees earlier today, and shortstop Barry Larkin was the only player elected. He is certainly deserving of the honor and should enjoy all the accolades that come with it, but much of t...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  16. 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