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  1. Young stars who should be extended now

    Jim Bowden

    In what has been one of the most exciting MLB offseasons in recent memory, GMs are now ready to shift their focus to resolving contracts for arbitration-eligible players and then to begin the process of inking their best young players to long-term de...

    Blog | December 24, 2014
  2. Likely landing spots for James Shields

    Jim Bowden

    James Shields has pitched more than 200 innings and won double-digit games eight consecutive years with a 3.64 ERA during that time, and as the leader of the Kansas City Royals' pitching staff, he was instrumental in the development of many of their ...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  3. Three best and three worst moves so far

    Jim Bowden

    To me, the obvious best moves this offseason are the Cubs' hiring of Joe Maddon as manager and signing of free agent Jon Lester, the Mariners' signing of Nelson Cruz, and the Red Sox inking Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval. However, most of those mo...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  4. Most likely landing spots for Max Scherzer

    Jim Bowden

    Max Scherzer is considered the No. 1 free agent in this year's class and is expected to get the largest contract of the offseason. In fact, I predicted he will get a seven-year, $189 million deal, a prediction I stand behind despite the fact that he ...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  5. Five potential trades for Justin Upton

    Jim Bowden

    When the offseason began, many insiders believed a trio of power-hitting outfielders would be dealt, including former Dodger Matt Kemp, former Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes and the Braves' Justin Upton. Kemp already has been traded (to the Pad...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  6. Offseason grades thus far for all 30 teams

    Jim Bowden

    With the (transaction-filled) winter meetings complete, it's time to check in on how teams have done so far this offseason. Below, each team received a letter grade, with explanation. There's plenty of action left to happen, of course, but with the n...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  7. And the next dominoes to fall will be ...

    Jim Bowden

    Now that Jon Lester has decided to call Chicago home, agreeing to a six-year, $155 million deal with the Cubs, it's time for the next dominoes to fall. What's next on the agenda? The players below have been waiting patiently for one of the "big fi...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  8. Executives under the most pressure

    Jim Bowden

    With baseball's winter meetings set to begin in San Diego, here are the five executives who are under the most pressure: 1. Andrew Friedman, Los Angeles Dodgers Dodgers ownership decided they were going to put together the most expensive base...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  9. Team-by-team winter meetings checklist

    Jim Bowden

    With the MLB winter meetings right around the corner, there's no better time to check in and look at where all 30 MLB teams stand as of now. Below we examine each team, using five categories: biggest needs, the current free agents they could be ...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  10. Upcoming hitter FAs who could be traded

    Jim Bowden

    Much of the talk these days is about the current crop of free agents, but what about next year's crop? Those players could be in demand via trade between now and the July 31 trade deadline. On Tuesday, we looked at top-10 pitchers set to be free agen...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  11. 2015 FAs who could be traded: Pitchers

    Jim Bowden

    Much of the talk these days is about the current crop of free agents, but what about next year's crop? Those players could be in demand via trade between now and the July 31 trade deadline. With that, here are the top 10 pitchers set to be free agent...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  12. Potential winter meetings trades

    Jim Bowden

    As we are just a week away from the Major League Baseball winter meetings in San Diego, we are reminded of how much fun trading can be -- particularly when clubs get together to make three-way blockbusters. It was just five years ago at the winter...

    Blog | November 30, 2014
  13. Top targets, fallback options for all teams

    Jim Bowden

    A look at the top target(s) and fallback options for every MLB team: AL East Baltimore Orioles' top targets: Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis The Orioles are focused on just keeping their own players and have a four-year offer on the table for ...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  14. How do the Giants replace Sandoval?

    Jim Bowden

    The San Francisco Giants have won the World Series every other year since 2010, and the departure of Pablo Sandoval to the Boston Red Sox via free agency makes it even more likely the Giants will continue that pattern of not being able to repeat as...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  15. What's next for the Boston Red Sox?

    Jim Bowden

    After reportedly agreeing to terms with both Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, the Boston Red Sox can now turn their attention to the area of the team that has been their biggest need all along: their starting rotation. And the signings of Sandov...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  16. Dissecting the Rays' managerial search

    Jim Bowden

    With some offseason dominoes having already fallen around Major League Baseball, let's check in with the latest buzz on the biggest topics around the sport: The Tampa Bay Rays' managerial search The Rays' managerial search took another bizarre ...

    Blog | November 23, 2014