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  1. Teams best-positioned for the offseason

    Jim Bowden

    In the offseason, teams bid for the same free agents, try to negotiate trades for many of the same players, and even vie for the same players in December's Rule 5 draft at the annual winter meetings. However, that doesn't mean the teams are on a leve...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  2. Who will land Jose Abreu?

    Jim Bowden

    Over the past few years we've seen a trio of Cuban defectors receive big free-agent contracts and subsequently take the league by storm. Aroldis Chapman, Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig all came to the majors with a lot of hype, and thus far all have...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  3. Five trades for David Wright

    Jim Bowden

    After the New York Mets picked up David Wright's $16 million club option for 2013 earlier this week, the club is officially on the clock. The Mets have exactly one year of control left to lock down the face of their franchise. In essence, Wright is t...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  4. GMs with the toughest jobs this winter

    Jim Bowden

    Even though the offseason has only just commenced for the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers, general managers of 28 other teams already have been pondering their futures for some time. For five GMs in particular, their jobs for the next thr...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  5. Dodgers, Red Sox on divergent paths

    Jim Bowden

    As you've probably heard by now, the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers have pulled off what might be the trade of the century, with Boston sending Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto to Los Angeles for a couple of promisi...

    Blog | August 25, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Lack of depth is Red Sox's own fault

    Jim Bowden

    The Boston Red Sox should already have clinched a playoff berth. And yet, with just 14 games to play, they find themselves battling for their postseason lives in a crucial four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays beginning tonight at Fenway Park. ...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  8. 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
  9. First-guessing the AL All-Stars

    Jim Bowden

    In baseball, everybody likes to second-guess. It doesn't matter whether it's the manager's eighth-inning double-switch, the GM's trade three years later or the pitcher's 2-2 slider that's hit out of the park. It's easy, after something doesn't work o...

    Blog | June 21, 2011
  10. Finding the right spot for Fielder

    Jim Bowden

    Here are the top seven teams that should pursue Prince Fielder come November, when he can become a free agent: 1. Baltimore Orioles The Orioles are the best fit for Prince Fielder. Peter Angelos, the Orioles' owner, has not spent the money on a...

    Blog | June 15, 2011
  11. Simple stats to evaluate teams, players

    Jim Bowden

    Most Major League Baseball teams have their own statistical systems that blend complex formulas, algorithms, sabermetrics and old-school statistics. Several clubs are also in the process of inventing complex GPS-driven fielding statistics that will ...

    Blog | June 15, 2011
  12. Why Red Sox should extend Big Papi

    Jim Bowden

    David Ortiz, 35, is the face of the Boston Red Sox, and he's off to an uncharacteristically fast start, hitting .326/.394/.612/1.006 with 17 doubles, 15 home runs, 36 RBIs and an impressive 25-26 BB/K ratio. He is leading the Red Sox once again and ...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  13. Anthony Rizzo arriving in The Show

    Jim Bowden

    PLAYER POS TEAM BATS THROWS HT WT Anthony Rizzo 1B San Diego Left Left 6-2 220 Anthony Rizzo was acquired in the Adrian Gonzalez deal last December from the Boston Red Sox and will become the first prospect from tha...

    Blog | June 09, 2011