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  1. Likely landing spots for James Shields

    Jim Bowden

    James Shields has pitched more than 200 innings and won double-digit games eight consecutive years with a 3.64 ERA during that time, and as the leader of the Kansas City Royals' pitching staff, he was instrumental in the development of many of their ...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  2. Offseason grades thus far for all 30 teams

    Jim Bowden

    With the (transaction-filled) winter meetings complete, it's time to check in on how teams have done so far this offseason. Below, each team received a letter grade, with explanation. There's plenty of action left to happen, of course, but with the n...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Five teams with the best shot at Tanaka

    Jim Bowden

    After weeks of drama, the Masahiro Tanaka posting saga is finally over. Rakuten, his team in Japan, has agreed to post him, and now all MLB teams have a chance to negotiate with him if they agree to put up the posting fee, which likely will max out a...

    Blog | December 25, 2013
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Lohse could wait until after MLB draft

    Jim Bowden

    How does a veteran pitcher post a 16-3 record last season and not have a job just two weeks away from Opening Day? Such is the plight of right-hander Kyle Lohse. The Scott Boras client remains jobless and the market for him is razor thin. With tea...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  10. Scott Boras still holds all the cards

    Jim Bowden

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Last year, well into January, Prince Fielder remained unsigned. But as colleague Jerry Crasnick wrote at the time, it wasn't going to cause his agent, Scott Boras, to sweat: "In Boras' world view, the trade market is almost tapped...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  11. Agents to watch at winter meetings

    Jim Bowden

    Make no mistake -- Scott Boras is always the headliner among agents at baseball's annual winter meetings. He loves the limelight and will make sure to walk by the media area at optimum times and hold court. He's always entertaining, and his strong...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  12. No discount for Greinke, Cain or Hamels

    Jim Bowden

    While their negotiations will differ greatly, the common refrain from Cole Hamels, Matt Cain and Zack Greinke is that the current teams shouldn't expect any hometown discounts. As the three top pitchers of the 2012 free-agent class, the Philadelph...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  13. 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
  14. Grading the offseason: American League

    Jim Bowden

    To say baseball's landscape has shifted this offseason is an understatement. There was an exodus of talent to the American League, and teams like the Los Angeles Angels, Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees find themselv...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  15. 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
  16. 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