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  1. Five players who benefit from non-moves

    Jim Bowden

    General managers use the offseason to improve their team at various positions via free agency, trades and waiver claims. Some of these moves are significant upgrades, others are slight improvements. Yet some general managers simply aren't able to...

    Blog | January 26, 2014
  2. How Tigers can take the next step

    Jim Bowden

    The Detroit Tigers were swept in the 2012 World Series by the San Francisco Giants four games to none and this year weren't able to get back after losing in the American League Championship Series to the Boston Red Sox. This despite the fact that the...

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  3. Wild-card berth in reach for Royals

    Jim Bowden

    Call it early, call it April, tell me there are still 143 games left in the 162-game schedule, but the fact is that the Kansas City Royals have developed into a legitimate wild-card contender. They're off to a relatively fast 11-8 start. They sit...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  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. 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
  9. Five trades to boost contenders

    Jim Bowden

    This offseason we've witnessed some massive, industry-shaking signings and blockbuster trades. But even the teams that made major moves still have some problems. With that in mind, here are five deals that would go a long way toward boosting the chan...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  10. How Prince Fielder ended up in Detroit

    Jim Bowden

    While Cecil Fielder launched home runs for the Detroit Tigers from 1990-96, legend has it his 12-year-old son, Prince, hit a home run into the upper deck of cavernous Tiger Stadium. Of course, legends are embellished, and Prince's shot merely wen...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  11. Soriano should be option for Tigers

    Jim Bowden

    After designated hitter Victor Martinez tore his ACL during offseason workouts, the Detroit Tigers are in the market for another established hitter. Here are the top five candidates the Tigers should consider to replace Martinez: Click here to...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  12. Five replacements for Victor Martinez

    Jim Bowden

    After designated hitter Victor Martinez tore his ACL during offseason workouts, the Detroit Tigers are in the market for another established hitter. However, that doesn't mean the Tigers are going to break the bank for Prince Fielder. Rather, gen...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  13. Detroit is loving Delmon

    Jim Bowden

    In retrospect, it could have been a monumental error. After injuring his left oblique in Game 1 of the ALCS, Detroit Tigers left fielder Delmon Young was placed on the disabled list, effectively eliminating him from the series. Oddly enough, team...

    Blog | October 15, 2011
  14. Look for Rangers to run in Game 3

    Jim Bowden

    Down two games to none, the Detroit Tigers are happily returning home, but they'll receive no reprieve from Texas' offensive onslaught. Nelson Cruz's walk-off grand slam almost seemed to capture all of the problems facing the Tigers, some over which ...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  15. Keys to Game 3 of ALDS

    Jim Bowden

    Here's what I will be looking for in Game 3 of each ALDS series on Monday. Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays * Rays starter David Price is going to have to mix in his secondary pitches from the beginning of this game if he's going to beat th...

    Blog | October 03, 2011
  16. Breaking down Sunday's MLB matchups

    Jim Bowden

    A quick breakdown of each of Sunday's three MLB postseason games: Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees Max Scherzer has struggled against Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin and Mark Teixeira -- giving up three hits to each of them in his career --...

    Blog | October 02, 2011