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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Five reasons Nationals need Fielder

    Jim Bowden

    With pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training in little more than a month, teams and free agents will start scrambling like a game of musical chairs in order to ensure they have a place to sit when the music stops. One free agent who should...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  16. Five GMs who helped their teams win now

    Jim Bowden

    An active offseason that witnessed some of baseball's best players changing teams clearly would buoy some and sink others. For the following five teams, their offseason moves could vault them into bona fide postseason contention and divisional releva...

    Blog | January 03, 2012