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  1. 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
  2. MLB - Future Power Rankings 2014

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney bring you the latest installment of the Future Power Rankings, looking at how well each team is set up for sustained success.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2014
  3. Eight big names who could be traded

    Jim Bowden

    General managers have been feasting this offseason on blockbuster trades and huge free-agent acquisitions. Some of the game's biggest names -- Prince Fielder, Ian Kinsler, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Brian McCann -- have new homes, as do major players such ...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  4. Make WBC participation mandatory

    Jim Bowden

    In the combined 15 years I served as general manager of both the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals, I was always a huge proponent of the World Baseball Classic. Baseball is an international sport, and perhaps someday the World Series will incl...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  5. Shane Victorino headed to Dodgers?

    Bowden

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino might not be attending or playing in the 2012 All-Star Game, but lots of buzz around Kauffman Stadium has centered on him. Most baseball executives believe that Victorino will be...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  6. Best trade fits for the Reds, Dodgers and Indians - MLB

    Dave Cameron

    With the first half of the season almost in the books and the trade deadline coming up, Dave Cameron lists the players who could make the most impact on the Dodgers, Reds and Indians if acquired in a deadline deal.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2012
  7. First guesses: NL All-Star team

    Jim Bowden

    After two months of the season, there are already some clear and obvious choices for the 2012 All-Star Game. But there are also some intriguing names as possible first-time All-Stars, too. The fans will vote the starters in; managers will pick t...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  8. Award Watch - Josh Hamilton, Justin Verlander and other MVP and C...

    ESPN.com

    We polled our experts and asked them to give their award winners 25 percent of the way through the season, and here are the results.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2012
  9. Where will Josh Hamilton sign?

    Jim Bowden

    As I watched Josh Hamilton's fourth home run leave Camden Yards last night, I couldn't help but be taken back to Sept. 7, 1993, when Mark Whiten hit four home runs against my Cincinnati Reds. I was 32, a rookie general manager and interim president a...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  10. MLB - Future Power Rankings 2012 (Nos. 20-11)

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney

    ESPN Insider kicks off its first edition of the MLB Future Power Rankings, as Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney break down how well each team is set up for sustained success.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2012
  11. The 10 best contracts in baseball

    Jim Bowden

    It is really difficult to compare the best contracts in baseball based on the present salary infrastructure. To compare and rank them, you have to take into account arbitration eligibility, free-agent years and non-arbitration years. In addition, one...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  12. MLB exec Joe Torre about life in the front office, the CBA and th...

    Jim Bowden

    Joe Torre about life in the front office, the CBA and the Dodgers.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2011
  13. Angels GM candidates: How they measure up

    Jim Bowden

    There are a lot of quality GM candidates available for the Angels. Here is a quick break-down of the some of the top choices: Theo Epstein: He has one more year left on his contract with the Red Sox, but a source close to Epstein said he was open ...

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  14. What moves should the Los Angeles Dodgers make in the offseason?

    Jim Bowden

    What moves should the Los Angeles Dodgers make in the offseason?

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2011
  15. The NL payroll picture

    Jim Bowden

    Earlier this week, we took a look at the American League teams and the dollars coming off their books due to free agency. Today we look at the National League, where the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewe...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  16. Red Sox feature top middle of the order

    Jim Bowden

    The most important part of a major league lineup is the middle of the order, the Nos. 3, 4 and 5 hitters. Along with producing the most runs, they are counted on to hit the best pitchers and their best stuff at any time in the count and with runners ...

    Blog | June 29, 2011