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  1. The missing link for every AL team

    Jim Bowden

    On Tuesday, I focused on the missing piece for every National League team heading in to spring training, and today we turn our attention to the American League. AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST Houston Astros Missing link: Pitching prospects Solution:...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 20 starting pitchers who could be traded

    Jim Bowden

    With MLB's trade deadline just six weeks away, there are presently 22 teams within eight games of making the playoffs. This means just eight teams can be considered "sellers" at this juncture. Many of the contenders are looking for elite starting pit...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  5. 10 players likely to be traded by July 31

    Jim Bowden

    Baseball is witnessing the most competitive balance in more than two decades. As a result, general managers of contending teams already are preparing and targeting potential trade partners for the July 31 trade deadline. All the same, non-contenders ...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 10 most likely to be traded by July 31

    Jim Bowden

    With increased parity and two wild-card berths available, there are fewer sellers this season than ever just before MLB's July 31 trade deadline. Because of that, conventional wisdom dictates it could be a slow go for teams in search of help. How...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  10. Five busiest GMs this July

    Jim Bowden

    When Detroit Tigers president/general manager Dave Dombrowski acquired right-hander Doug Fister nearly a year ago, the trade came with mixed reviews. When Dombrowski acquired outfielder Delmon Young a couple of weeks later, some thought Young's h...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  11. Evaluating trade deadline sellers

    Jim Bowden

    With just more than six weeks before the July 31 trade deadline, the difference between buyers and sellers remains blurred. Parity and the addition of two wild-card berths has many teams on the fence about being a buyer or seller. For now, there are ...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  12. Five who could be traded by July 31

    Jim Bowden

    The trade deadline is more than two months away. However, with all the parity we've seen in the past two decades, most teams will still be buyers come July 31. Few teams outside of the Minnesota Twins, Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres are assured to...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  13. 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
  14. 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
  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: Free-agent bear market

    Jim Bowden

    Major League Baseball's winter meetings begin next Sunday at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, and there will be fireworks. Make no mistake, general managers are savvy enough to take advantage of being in a spotlight under which they can get their clu...

    Blog | November 26, 2011