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  1. GM awards for best trades, signings

    Jim Bowden

    I'm all packed with spring training just days away. So before I depart I thought it was time to give my offseason awards and hand out some hardware to the general managers for their offseason work. BEST OFFSEASON -- BIG-MARKET GM: Brian Cashman | ...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  2. Elite pitchers set for big 2015 paydays

    Jim Bowden

    Clayton Kershaw's seven-year, $215 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers has set the ceiling for next offseason's free-agent starting pitching market. This is a significant event for a market that's seen record-breaking deals for almost every...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  3. The missing link for every NL team

    Jim Bowden

    For the vast majority of major league teams, pitchers and catchers will report to spring training exactly a month from now. Usually teams are simply fine-tuning their rosters, whether it's that last utility bench guy or an additional bullpen arm. ...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  4. 2015 FAs who should be traded now

    Jim Bowden

    Next year's free-agent class is top-heavy, and features three of baseball's best starting pitchers in Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer and Jon Lester. While seen some big-name players traded a year before free agency, that won't happen with any of these...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Ranking aces of NL contenders

    Jim Bowden

    As we've all learned by now, baseball's postseason is pretty much a crapshoot, with all 10 participants having a legitimate chance at a world championship. Just before last year's postseason began I predicted the San Francisco Giants would win th...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  8. Agents to watch at winter meetings

    Jim Bowden

    Make no mistake -- Scott Boras is always the headliner among agents at baseball's annual winter meetings. He loves the limelight and will make sure to walk by the media area at optimum times and hold court. He's always entertaining, and his strong...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  9. Cespedes will get paid, but can he hit?

    Jim Bowden

    The fact is, if a guy has never faced big league pitching, it's hard to say he's your classic "five-tool player." It's probably one of the most overused and misused labels scouts place on young players. Why? Of the five baseball "tools" for posit...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  10. 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
  11. Texas Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson, soon to be a free agent, says ...

    Jim Bowden

    Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson says his focus is on World Series, not free agency.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2011
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Next top-of-the-rotation starters

    Jim Bowden

    Every major league club searches for top of the rotation starting pitchers. As we all know, it's how you win pennants. The division leaders will always have impact top-of-the-rotation starters. Let's take a quick look at the six division leaders. ...

    Blog | July 04, 2011
  16. NEXT -- Six young starting pitchers who have the ability to becom...

    Jim Bowden

    Jim Bowden identifies six young starting pitchers who have the potential to move from the back end of the rotation to the front.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2011