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  1. Top 5 Executive of the Year candidates

    Jim Bowden

    Major league general managers have remained busy on the trade and free-agency front all year long, and their hard work has created some of the best pennant races we've seen in years. In fact, as the calendar turned to September, 21 of the 30 teams we...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  2. Grading the GMs: Dombrowski on top

    Jim Bowden

    That was quite a busy and entertaining MLB trade deadline. Today we grade all 30 major league general managers based on how they did. But first, a few key points: 1) Just because a team didn't do anything at the deadline doesn't mean they should get ...

    Blog | August 02, 2014
  3. What would it take to get Joaquin Benoit?

    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: Joaquin Benoit | RP | San Diego Padres Possible destinations: Milw...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  4. David Price trade timeline in doubt

    Jim Bowden

    Many contending teams interested in David Price now aren't sure the Tampa Bay Rays will actually trade him before the trade deadline. The impression teams are getting is that if the Rays manage to get back in the playoff chase, they will hang on t...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  5. What would it take to get Papelbon?

    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: Jonathan Papelbon | RP | Philadelphia Phillies Possible destinati...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  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. 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
  10. Long-term deal still likely for Mike Trout

    Jim Bowden

    One of the big stories of spring training has been Mike Trout's long-term contract negotiations with the Los Angeles Angels. The 22-year-old agreed to a deal Wednesday, but it was not the multiyear deal many fans were hoping for. Instead, Trout ag...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  11. The GM stars of winter

    Jim Bowden

    New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman certainly made the biggest splash this offseason, spending more than $440 million on free agents Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann and Masahiro Tanaka. After trading for Prince Fielder and s...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  12. Seven underrated moves of the winter

    Jim Bowden

    While most of the discussion this winter has focused on the big-money deals given to the likes of Robinson Cano and Jacoby Ellsbury, there have been plenty of smaller moves that will shift pennant races in 2014. Here are seven moves that I think h...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  13. 10 moves that still need to happen

    Jim Bowden

    This has been a wild offseason so far, with blockbuster trades and free-agent signings taking place even before we got to Orlando for the Winter Meetings. Yet, with two weeks left in 2013, the free-agent and trade markets still have a lot of unfinish...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  14. Offseason grades thus far: AL

    Jim Bowden

    Entering the offseason, the 2013 free agent class was generally regarded as one of the weaker ones in recent memory. Thus, most industry insiders were banking on a healthy trade market to develop and they were right. In addition to the generous ...

    Blog | December 14, 2013
  15. GMs with the toughest offseason jobs

    Jim Bowden

    Most assume the general managers of baseball's small-market teams have the toughest jobs in baseball. After all, when you're hamstrung by limited finances, it can be tough to win. However, it's the general managers of teams in baseball's biggest m...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  16. Grading the GMs at the deadline

    Jim Bowden

    While many people are going to say this year's trade deadline was a bit of a dud, there were still plenty of deals made. Here's the way I would grade how every GM did leading up to the deadline, but please keep in mind that sometimes standing pat is ...

    Blog | July 31, 2013