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  1. Ranking the MLB playoff lineups

    Jim Bowden

    We ranked the playoff rotations and starting pitchers Monday and the playoff bullpens Tuesday; today we rank -- and discuss -- the lineups of the nine remaining playoff teams. 1. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB ranks (regular season): Runs: 6th | OPS: 3rd...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  2. Timing of Miguel Cabrera deal is bizarre

    Jim Bowden

    Miguel Cabrera's new contract, which is reportedly worth close to $300 million, should keep him with the Detroit Tigers for the rest of his career. Most of the industry is shell-shocked and isn't sure how to react to this news. Here are my five ke...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  3. Rookies I can't wait to scout this spring

    Jim Bowden

    Every year at spring training there is a lot of focus on the star players who switched teams, with Robinson Cano being a prime example this year. However, what I am most excited about for this spring is the chance to scout some of the game's top rook...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  4. Lessons from the offseason thus far

    Jim Bowden

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The hot stove season typically doesn't get white-hot until the winter meetings, but general managers decided to break the rules this year and we've seen tons of action already, with the Robinson Cano contract and Prince Fiel...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  5. Eight make-or-break players in the LDS

    Jim Bowden

    This October, most of the ink will be used on the likes of Clayton Kershaw, Miguel Cabrera and Dustin Pedroia, but it's nondescript, under-the-radar players who write history in the postseason. Winning championships isn't about stars; it's about play...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  6. Five players who are now expendable

    Jim Bowden

    When the Los Angeles Dodgers gave Andre Ethier a five-year, $85 million contract 13 months ago, it seemed like a decent enough idea at the time. Ethier had strung together a series of decent seasons punctuated by one career year, and it seemed like h...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  7. The next generation of GMs

    Jim Bowden

    John Schuerholz spent 26 years as a general manager with the Kansas City Royals and Atlanta Braves, the last 17 of those with his Atlanta until he was named club president in the fall of 2007. His success with the Braves is well documented, but le...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  8. The next top prospects to be traded

    Jim Bowden

    It's not very often we have an offseason in which so many of the game's top prospects are traded, but that's exactly what's happened this winter with the Kansas City Royals dealing Wil Myers to the Tampa Bay Rays as part of the package for starter Ja...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  9. Five trades for Justin Upton

    Jim Bowden

    As early as two years ago the Arizona Diamondbacks had already made it public they were open to listening to offers for outfielder Justin Upton. They never got an offer they liked, so they held on to him. That decision paid off in 2011 when Upton hit...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  10. How the Tigers can get even better

    Jim Bowden

    While the Detroit Tigers and their fans are obviously feeling a bit blue Sunday night, they will soon come to realize that the 2012 season was a huge success. They won the AL Central, swept the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Ser...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  11. Ranking the 50 World Series players

    Jim Bowden

    With the World Series upon us, the 50 players showcased on baseball grandest stage will have varied roles, boasting an assortment of strengths as well as exposing some weaknesses. The Detroit Tigers' lineup is fearsome, as are their top three startin...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  12. 5 moves that got Tigers to World Series

    Jim Bowden

    Getting to the World Series is difficult and requires not only shrewd personnel decisions but also a little luck. For the Detroit Tigers, their moves have culminated in back-to-back AL Central Division titles and their first appearance in the Fall Cl...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  13. Five potential trades for Justin Upton

    Jim Bowden

    Let's clear up some things about Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton and the rumors he might be traded. First, understand that general manager Kevin Towers is always willing to listen to trade ideas when other GMs ask about Upton, his bes...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  14. First guesses: AL 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 not so obvious names, as well as intriguing names among as possible first-time All-Stars, too. The fans will vot...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  15. 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
  16. Big switch for Cabrera, Ramirez, Trumbo

    Jim Bowden

    JUPITER, Fla. -- The beaming smile on Hanley Ramirez's face wakes me up more than the Starbucks coffee in my hand. Ramirez is happy once again and the Miami Marlins will be the beneficiaries of that new, great attitude. Ramirez is one of three high-p...

    Blog | March 13, 2012