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  1. Status check: Where each team stands

    Jim Bowden

    As the offseason trades, signings and re-signings get underway, it behooves us to take a step back and lay out where each MLB team stands right now, what its current big-picture objective is. So here's the current landscape, division by division and ...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  2. 10 moves that still need to happen

    Jim Bowden

    This has been a wild offseason so far, with blockbuster trades and free-agent signings taking place even before we got to Orlando for the Winter Meetings. Yet, with two weeks left in 2013, the free-agent and trade markets still have a lot of unfinish...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  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. One deal for every AL team

    Jim Bowden

    On Monday I offered up one move I'd like to see for every team in the National League, and today we will cover the AL clubs. AL East Baltimore Orioles The Move: Sign Matt Garza to a four-year, $60 million deal. Why: The Orioles have ...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  5. One deal for every NL team

    Jim Bowden

    The hot stove league is already fired up, as the Philadelphia Phillies struck first by signing outfielder Marlon Byrd last week. With such a weak free-agent class this offseason, teams will look heavily in the trade market. Below you will find a p...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  6. World Series players possibly on move

    Jim Bowden

    As the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals battle it out in the 2013 World Series, no one's thinking past the next game, with perhaps the exception of the two managers as they plan out their pitching and lineups. For the players, it's the here and...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  7. 5 FAs who could boost stock in October

    Jim Bowden

    In 2004, outfielder Carlos Beltran came into the season making $9 million on a one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals. By the time 2005 spring training rolled around, he was with the New York Mets making $119 million on a seven-year contract w...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  8. Bowden's Bullets: Headley to Dodgers?

    Jim Bowden

    Conventional wisdom approaching this year's July 31 trade deadline said there would be more buyers than sellers. While that has indeed turned out to be the case, a couple of factors have complicated many possible trade scenarios. First, the new Co...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  9. 30 teams, 30 questions for spring training

    Jim Bowden

    Heading into spring training, every general manager has a list of questions that he wants answered. Whether that's seeing if a player has rebounded from surgery or if an aging veteran has any gas left in the tank. It might be a position battle that n...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  10. Grading the offseason: National League

    Jim Bowden

    To say baseball's landscape has shifted this offseason is an understatement. The gap between the top and the bottom isn't as vast in the NL as it is in the AL, but this offseason was a time of reckoning for some teams with ownership troubles (Dodgers...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  11. 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
  12. Giants try adding by subtracting

    Jim Bowden

    There are several ways for major league general managers to improve their club during a pennant race, with the most obvious being a trade to bolster a team's weakness. At the trade deadline, San Francisco Giants GM Brian Sabean tried to do just t...

    Blog | August 31, 2011
  13. Logical deals for Pence, Bell and others

    Jim Bowden

    Over 95 percent of the trades that GMs will work on this month will not come to fruition. And with all the names that are bandied about only a small minority will actually get moved. Here are my top five players who I think will actually get moved...

    Blog | July 24, 2011
  14. Evaluating five Facebook trade scenarios

    Jim Bowden

    Editor's Note: Jim Bowden selected five trade scenarios from more than 600 proposed by friends of the ESPN Baseball Tonight Facebook page. His analysis of each trade is included below. ***** PROPOSAL NO. 1 Facebook friend: Jimmy Maricle Tra...

    Blog | July 23, 2011
  15. Prospects worth getting from buyers

    Jim Bowden

    Most fans are following the trade negotiations involving players like Hunter Pence, Carlos Beltran and Heath Bell because they are the biggest, sexiest names being discussed among the 30 major league teams. However, fans should also be following the ...

    Blog | July 22, 2011
  16. Ideal trades for NL contenders

    Jim Bowden

    The major league trade deadline is less than two weeks away. Here is a quick look who in the National League will be "buyers". Teams are listed with their needs, ideal acquisitions, and what reality will ultimately dictate. ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS ...

    Blog | July 20, 2011