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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. First-guessing NL All-Stars

    Jim Bowden

    Like I said with the American League All-Star team, I don't like to second-guess. I like to first-guess. So here's my first guess at the National League All-Star team: National League All-Star Team C -- Brian McCann, Atlanta Braves. He had the ...

    Blog | June 21, 2011
  13. Year of the Breakout Player

    Jim Bowden

    A breakout player is someone who has always had the talent and potential, but has never been able to live up to it at the major league level. The reasons players have breakout seasons include but are not limited to: an opportunity to play full time,...

    Blog | May 28, 2011