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  1. Players who are poised to rebound in '15

    Jim Bowden

    Every year there are players who underachieve, and when it happens, opposing general managers pick up the phone and call that team's GM to find out if they can "steal" the player in a trade. GMs view players with the same mindset they do the stock ma...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  2. Rookie rankings: Jose Abreu still top dog

    Jim Bowden

    This spring, many analysts predicted that this year's best rookies would likely consist of a group of position players that included Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  3. '94 strike: From 1st place to headed home

    Jim Bowden

    Oh, what could have been. We, the Cincinnati Reds, had worked to get to the top of our division and become one of the better teams in baseball. Over the course of a short, 20-month span, we had rebuilt and reshaped the team to make a playoff run. ...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  4. Seven moves to make Rockies contenders

    Jim Bowden

    Future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter has announced that he will retire at season's end and when he does, he'll pass the torch to the next most important shortstop who wears No. 2 in major league baseball: Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies, who migh...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  5. Grading the GMs: Dombrowski on top

    Jim Bowden

    That was quite a busy and entertaining MLB trade deadline. Today we grade all 30 major league general managers based on how they did. But first, a few key points: 1) Just because a team didn't do anything at the deadline doesn't mean they should get ...

    Blog | August 02, 2014
  6. Five GMs under pressure to make a deal

    Jim Bowden

    It's go time for major league general managers. This is the time they shine and broker deals that could make or break a team's season, or set in motion its offseason. But certain GMs are under more pressure to make deals than others. Who's under the ...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  7. Trade deadline objectives: NL Central

    Jim Bowden

    Deadline objectives: NL East | NL Central | NL West | AL East | AL Central | AL West The National League Central has the best four-team race in baseball, with the Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds all bat...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  8. What would it take to get Chase Headley?

    Jim Bowden

    Throughout July, Jim Bowden will look at a number of high-profile trade candidates and explain what it would take for certain clubs to acquire each player. Player: Chase Headley | 3B/LF | San Diego Padres Possible destinations: Toronto Blue Jay...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  9. What would it take to get Marlon Byrd?

    Jim Bowden

    Throughout July, Jim Bowden will look at a number of high-profile trade candidates and explain what it would take for certain clubs to acquire each player. Player: Marlon Byrd | OF | Philadelphia Phillies Possible destinations: Seattle Mariners...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  10. What would it take to get Dayan Viciedo?

    Jim Bowden

    Over the course of July, Jim Bowden will be looking at a number of high-profile trade candidates and explain what it would take for certain clubs to acquire that player. Player: Dayan Viciedo | OF | Chicago White Sox Possible destinations: Seat...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  11. What would it take for Josh Willingham?

    Jim Bowden

    Over the course of July, Jim Bowden will look at a number of high-profile trade candidates and explain what it would take for certain clubs to acquire that player. Player: Josh Willingham | LF | Minnesota Twins Possible destinations: Cincinnati...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  12. What would it take to trade Huston Street?

    Jim Bowden

    Over the course of July, Jim Bowden will be looking at a number of high-profile trade candidates and explain what it would take for certain clubs to acquire that player. Player: Huston Street | RHP | San Diego Padres Possible destinations: Ba...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  13. 21 hitters who could be dealt this summer

    Jim Bowden

    With MLB's trade deadline just five weeks away, 23 teams are within six games of making the playoffs. This means just seven teams can be considered sellers at this juncture, with some of those still considering themselves either holding or buyers. ...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Fantasy meets reality: Bowden's take

    Jim Bowden

    With Eric Karabell on a well-deserved vacation this week, we've got a week of guest bloggers filling in. Jim Bowden, former GM of the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals, is our leadoff batter Monday. You can read more of Jim's work over on The ...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  16. Industry reaction to the MLB draft

    Jim Bowden

    Day 1 of the 2014 MLB draft had some teams making surprise picks, while others remained predictable. Who made those questionable picks? Who filled some needs? Who took the best gamble? With the first two rounds in the books, here's what those arou...

    Blog | June 06, 2014