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  1. Are Cubs' finances worthy of their future?

    Buster Olney

    Earlier this week, we looked for some holes in the Top 300 fantasy rankings for Messrs. Berry, Karabell et al. In the name of fairness, it's worth expressing some regret over the placement of a particular team in our Future Power Rankings, which came...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  2. Making sense of Soriano in New York

    Buster Olney

    Here are the reasons the Yankees' trade for Alfonso Soriano doesn't make sense: • He has a .287 on-base percentage. • He's limited in the positions he can play, either left field or DH, on a team that already has too many players whos...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  3. Chicago Cubs moving in right direction - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski explains why Theo Epstein has the Chicago Cubs moving in the right direction, pointing to player acquisitions (such as Anthony Rizzo) as part of the reason.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  4. Cubs land a sleeper prospect; other scouting notes - MLB

    Keith Law

    Keith Law got to see a Cubs prospect who has a history, but also an arm that shows effortless velocity. As well, notes on a number of other prospects.

    Blog | Conversation | August 30, 2012
  5. 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
  6. Jorge Soler has the talent of a top-five pick in the MLB draft

    Keith Law

    Keith Law writes that Jorge Soler has the kind of ability you'd find in a top-five pick in the MLB draft. He should have value for the Cubs, but his situation underscores why top draft picks are worth more.

    Blog | Conversation | June 11, 2012
  7. Cubs must trade Garza, Dempster

    Jim Bowden

    Life on the North Side of Chicago has not been easy for club president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer. They only recently snapped a 12-game losing streak and currently rank last in ESPN.com's Power Rankings. Cubs fans realize it will t...

    Blog | June 02, 2012
  8. Cubs' rebuild is right on track

    Jim Bowden

    When Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer took over as president and general manager of the Chicago Cubs, they made their offseason plans clear: They wanted to build depth in the rotation, become more left-handed in the lineup and improve the team's defense wh...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  9. Bowden's Bullets: Darvish back to Japan?

    Jim Bowden

    * The Texas Rangers have been low-balling Japanese free-agent pitcher Yu Darvish, hoping he agrees to a deal far south of the $75-80 million range he's seeking. Darvish is such a competitor that he won't be afraid to return to Japan if the Range...

    Blog | January 10, 2012
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Fielder's four likeliest destinations

    Jim Bowden

    With Albert Pujols off the free-agent market, the biggest question that remains is where first baseman Prince Fielder will end up. Yesterday's news puts to rest at least one location, as the Milwaukee Brewers moved on by signing third baseman Aram...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  13. 'New' GMs in for eventful winter meetings

    Jim Bowden

    Most are expecting an active winter meetings this year, so don't be surprised if Dec. 5-8 lives up to those expectations. For seven general managers, this year will be unique. Most of them assuredly are veterans of the winter meetings, perhaps having...

    Blog | December 03, 2011
  14. Bowden's Bullets: Tigers interested in Crisp

    Jim Bowden

    * The Detroit Tigers are interested in Coco Crisp to help them at the top of the order, as well as Cuban outfielder Yoennis Cespedes, and there are indications that they are open to dealing left fielder Delmon Young in the right deal. *...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  15. The Cubs' new brain trust

    Jim Bowden

    If the old adage is two heads are better than one, why not try three? The Chicago Cubs are trying, as they officially present Theo Epstein as their president of baseball operations today. He is expected to bring on Jed Hoyer, currently general man...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  16. Ranking top GMs at the deadline

    Jim Bowden

    Now that the non-waiver trade deadline has passed, I have ranked the top five general managers in two categories -- those who were making deals to win now, and those who were building for the future. TRYING TO WIN NOW 1. Brian Sabean, San Franci...

    Blog | July 31, 2011