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  1. Five moves I'd like to see before Aug. 31

    Jim Bowden

    As front-running teams gear up for the home stretch, these leading clubs have the chance to impact the last month of the season with a significant move or two. Making these moves could mean the difference in having great postseason success or perhaps...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  2. Trade deadline objectives: AL East

    Jim Bowden

    Deadline objectives: NL East | NL Central | NL West | AL East | AL Central | AL West It's looking like the AL East could become quite a race, with two teams (the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees) being within four games of the division-leading...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  3. Trade deadline objectives: AL Central

    Jim Bowden

    Deadline objectives: NL East | NL Central | NL West | AL East | AL Central | AL West The Detroit Tigers have the biggest lead of all six division leaders and are the heavy favorites to not only win the American League Central but also be the first t...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  4. Trade deadline objectives: AL West

    Jim Bowden

    Deadline objectives: NL East | NL Central | NL West | AL East | AL Central | AL West The American League West has been the busiest of the six divisions so far, with the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels making the biggest trades thus far in J...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Top prospects who won't be called up

    Jim Bowden

    Perhaps the most obvious reason a top prospect isn't called up to the big leagues is he's simply not ready. For others, serious injuries have derailed their timeline to the big leagues, such as Miguel Sano (Minnesota Twins), Archie Bradley (Arizona D...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  7. Dodgers must trade Crawford or Ethier

    Jim Bowden

    The time has come for the Dodgers to trade one of their outfielders. Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti had hoped to have his big four outfielders -- Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford and Andre Ethier -- all healthy at the same time, and tha...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  8. Buzz: Kemp will be ready soon

    Jim Bowden

    Yesterday we looked at three AL spring training camps in Arizona and took stock of some of the buzz surrounding each one. The beauty of the Cactus League is the relative close proximity of all the team complexes to one another. It makes it very easy ...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  9. 10 bold predictions for spring training

    Jim Bowden

    It was in March 2013 that I predicted that some time during the season, Yasiel Puig would become a star on the level of past star rookies such as Fernando Valenzuela and Hideo Nomo and create his own mania -- "Puigmania." Well, it's time for more ...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  10. 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
  11. GMs who will make a splash in Orlando

    Jim Bowden

    Baseball's annual winter meetings in Orlando, Fla., don't commence until Sunday, Dec. 8, but several general managers already have made waves this offseason. Tigers president/GM Dave Dombrowski has made the biggest splash of the offseason so far a...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  12. Predicting where FA outfielders will land

    Jim Bowden

    Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the free-agent class is the outfielders, because the future of each player is somewhat dependent on the others. While Jacoby Ellsbury seems to be the top outfielder available, signing any of them is liable to for...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  13. Teams best-positioned for the offseason

    Jim Bowden

    In the offseason, teams bid for the same free agents, try to negotiate trades for many of the same players, and even vie for the same players in December's Rule 5 draft at the annual winter meetings. However, that doesn't mean the teams are on a leve...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  14. How the Cardinals get even better

    Jim Bowden

    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has quickly developed into one of the game's best managers. A year after falling just five wins short of a World Series title, this season he came within two. In order for Matheny to get the Cardinals over the hump ...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  15. How Dodgers can get even better

    Jim Bowden

    The Los Angeles Dodgers' ownership group, led by Mark Walters, Magic Johnson and Stan Kasten, has to be pleased with how quickly it's been able to turn the Dodgers into a legitimate World Series contender, even if it took spending more than everyone ...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  16. Eight make-or-break players in the LDS

    Jim Bowden

    This October, most of the ink will be used on the likes of Clayton Kershaw, Miguel Cabrera and Dustin Pedroia, but it's nondescript, under-the-radar players who write history in the postseason. Winning championships isn't about stars; it's about play...

    Blog | October 03, 2013