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  1. Futures Gamers who could be traded

    Jim Bowden

    Sunday's SiriusXM Futures Game at Target Field in Minnesota is an annual opportunity for general managers, assistant GMs, scouting directors and scouts to see the very best prospects in one game. In my years as GM, I always sent at least two of my to...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  2. Four blockbuster trades I'd like to see

    Jim Bowden

    The Oakland Athletics and Chicago Cubs kicked off the baseball trade fireworks on the Fourth of July with a blockbuster deal that sent starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for prospects Addison Russell and Billy McKinney, amo...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  3. What would it take to trade Huston Street?

    Jim Bowden

    Over the course of July, Jim Bowden will be looking at a number of high-profile trade candidates and explain what it would take for certain clubs to acquire that player. Player: Huston Street | RHP | San Diego Padres Possible destinations: Ba...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  4. 15 pitchers who could be traded

    Jim Bowden

    With MLB's trade deadline just five weeks away, there are currently 22 teams within six games of a playoff slot. This means just eight teams can be considered "sellers" at this juncture, and some of those teams consider themselves in either "hold" or...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  5. 21 hitters who could be dealt this summer

    Jim Bowden

    With MLB's trade deadline just five weeks away, 23 teams are within six games of making the playoffs. This means just seven teams can be considered sellers at this juncture, with some of those still considering themselves either holding or buyers. ...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  6. Five trade ideas involving David Price

    Jim Bowden

    The top-of-the-rotation pitcher most likely to be traded between now and the trade deadline is David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays. Jeff Samardzija and Cliff Lee are also in the conversation, but the Cubs still could re-sign Samardzija, and a Lee trade...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Blue Jays should trade for Samardzija

    Jim Bowden

    General managers use the first two months of the season to evaluate their teams, then try to improve the team through trades or calling up top prospects in the next two months. Then they try to tweak the team with waiver deals and September call-ups ...

    Blog | May 17, 2014
  9. Top 10 early trade candidates

    Jim Bowden

    The July 31 trade deadline is a little less than three months away. While every team is focused primarily on the draft right now, they're also realizing that because of the sport's parity and competitive balance, there could be fewer "sellers" at thi...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  10. Prospect promotions to get excited about

    Jim Bowden

    So far this season we have been treated to a number of exciting young rookies, such as George Springer, Billy Hamilton, Nick Castellanos and Yordano Ventura (not to mention Masahiro Tanaka and Jose Abreu, though they aren't traditional rookies). ...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  11. Young stars I'd lock up long term now

    Jim Bowden

    As baseball's revenues continue to break records year over year, clubs are well aware that, based on baseball history, those revenues normally get passed right down to the players. Indeed, we've recently seen a flurry of six-year contract extensi...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  12. Five takeaways from Opening Day

    Jim Bowden

    A large slate of games Monday offered glimpses of what could be an exciting 2014 season. There were unexpected performances (Alejandro De Aza's two home runs) and disappointing ones (Cliff Lee's eight earned runs in five innings), too, as well as a w...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  13. Seven bold predictions for 2014

    Jim Bowden

    With the start of the 2014 season upon us, it's time to take a guess at what might happen this year. In this space last season, I predicted that Yasiel Puig would become an instant hit in Los Angeles and envisioned a last-place finish for the New...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  14. When will Trout's reign end?

    Jim Bowden

    Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout clearly has established himself as the best player in Major League Baseball. He is ranked No. 1 in the "Baseball Tonight" 100, and he will be the favorite to remain on the top of this list for the next five ye...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  15. Five offseason moves that will backfire

    Jim Bowden

    When a general manager makes a trade or a free-agent signing, he must always have significant justification for why the move was made. This could include: • Scouting reports • Advanced metrics and analytics • Medical repo...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  16. What GMs are talking about this spring

    Jim Bowden

    One of the advantages of being a former general manager is that there's something of a fraternity among GMs. This proves advantageous when digging for information. Most are generous and readily available. As I bounced from spring camp to spring camp,...

    Blog | March 14, 2014