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  1. 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
  2. Five outfielders most likely to be traded

    Jim Bowden

    With Wednesday's trade of Michael Morse from the Washington Nationals to the Seattle Mariners, one of the most likely traded outfielders came off the market. Along with Kendrys Morales and Raul Ibanez, Morse will stabilize the Mariners' moribund line...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  3. Yankees must spend to solve problems

    Jim Bowden

    On March 1, Brian Cashman's job got a lot more difficult. That's when the New York Yankees' general manager was reading the headlines Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner made when he said the Yankees would get their payroll below $189 million by 2014....

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  4. Mariners are the next Rays

    Jim Bowden

    PEORIA, Ariz. -- The future is bright for teams such as the Toronto Blue Jays, Kansas City Royals and Washington Nationals. These up-and-coming teams have been constructed the right way and might soon establish themselves as contenders for years to c...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  5. 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
  6. Cashman rebuilds Yankees rotation

    Jim Bowden

    Trust New York to liven things up on a Friday night. After staying largely silent throughout the offseason, the New York Yankees awoke from their slumber by acquiring right-hander Michael Pineda and farmhand Jose Campos from the Seattle Mariners i...

    Blog | January 14, 2012
  7. Five trades for Gio Gonzalez

    Jim Bowden

    It's rare to see a team trade a potential ace before he is eligible for salary arbitration, but that's exactly what the San Diego Padres did Saturday when they sent Mat Latos to the Cincinnati Reds for first baseman Yonder Alonso, catcher Yasmani Gra...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  8. Five big trades that should happen

    Jim Bowden

    Now that the winter meetings are over, there's a tendency to think that trade and free agency activity will downshift into a more sedate pace. However, here are five blockbuster trades I'd like to see that not only would be beneficial to both teams b...

    Blog | December 14, 2011
  9. Evaluating five Facebook trade scenarios

    Jim Bowden

    Editor's Note: Jim Bowden selected five trade scenarios from more than 600 proposed by friends of the ESPN Baseball Tonight Facebook page. His analysis of each trade is included below. ***** PROPOSAL NO. 1 Facebook friend: Jimmy Maricle Tra...

    Blog | July 23, 2011
  10. Ideal trades for AL contenders

    Jim Bowden

    Yesterday, I broke down the NL "buyers" for this year's trade deadline, so today it's the AL's turn. Teams are listed with their needs, ideal acquisitions and what reality will ultimately dictate. BOSTON RED SOX Primary needs: Right-handed-h...

    Blog | July 21, 2011
  11. Cashman, Girardi need to protect Posada

    Jim Bowden

    Jorge Posada took himself out of the lineup on Saturday, just one hour before game time. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told the media that Posada had been dropped to the ninth spot in the lineup before he was scratched, possibly implying that...

    Blog | May 14, 2011
  12. How Red Sox could upgrade at catcher

    Jim Bowden

    The Boston Red Sox are hoping that Jarrod Saltalamacchia comes around and becomes their No. 1 catcher. However, the 26-year-old is off to a slow start, hitting just .203 with an OPS of .522 and 19 strikeouts in only 69 at-bats. Although he is improv...

    Blog | May 09, 2011
  13. Berkman, Martin lead comeback players

    Jim Bowden

    One of the great storylines of the 2011 season has been the comeback stories across both leagues. Often called "reclamation projects" when they are signed, these comeback players can make a general manager look brilliant if they succeed. Comeback...

    Blog | May 05, 2011