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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. 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
  3. My best and worst free-agent predictions

    Jim Bowden

    One of my favorite pieces I write every year is my free-agent predictions. For those unfamiliar, at the start of every offseason, I make my best guess at what each free agent's contract will look like and give a prediction of where he will sign. I...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  4. 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
  5. The next generation of GMs

    Jim Bowden

    John Schuerholz spent 26 years as a general manager with the Kansas City Royals and Atlanta Braves, the last 17 of those with his Atlanta until he was named club president in the fall of 2007. His success with the Braves is well documented, but le...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  6. Five moves that got Giants to World Series

    Jim Bowden

    On Monday we discussed the five moves that helped get the Detroit Tigers to the World Series and established that to get this far, you not only need good, shrewd decisions, but also a little luck. For the San Francisco Giants, their drafts have h...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  7. Melky's mess is Swisher's gain

    Jim Bowden

    For most people watching San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera, his 2012 season so far seemed almost too good to be true. Turns out it was. His dream season began in May when he earned the 100th hit of 2012 in his 291st plate appearance, b...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  8. 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
  9. Grading the offseason: National League

    Jim Bowden

    To say baseball's landscape has shifted this offseason is an understatement. The gap between the top and the bottom isn't as vast in the NL as it is in the AL, but this offseason was a time of reckoning for some teams with ownership troubles (Dodgers...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  10. Bowden's Bullets: Red Sox chase a lefty

    Jim Bowden

    The Boston Red Sox have been trying to acquire a left-handed starter for the back end of the rotation with Oakland's Gio Gonzalez, Arizona's Joe Saunders and the Astros' Wandy Rodriguez garnering most of GM Ben Cherington's attention. If the Sox can'...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  11. Top 10 moves that might happen

    Jim Bowden

    In the wake of the winter meetings and the big moves made by the Miami Marlins and Los Angeles Angels, here are the top 10 moves that didn't happen but still might. 1. Texas Rangers sign Prince Fielder for eight years, $192 million There's an ar...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  12. Putting a price on Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and the other to...

    Jim Bowden

    Former MLB GM Jim Bowden details how much he would pay each of the top 50 free agents and provides the best fits for each of them.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2011
  13. Breaking down Sunday's MLB matchups

    Jim Bowden

    A quick breakdown of each of Sunday's three MLB postseason games: Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees Max Scherzer has struggled against Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin and Mark Teixeira -- giving up three hits to each of them in his career --...

    Blog | October 02, 2011
  14. Breaking down the NLDS

    Jim Bowden

    Here are the key matchups I'll be watching for in both of the National League Divisional Series: Arizona Diamondbacks-Milwaukee Brewers * The Brewers had the best home record of any team in baseball this season (57-24), and they need to take...

    Blog | October 01, 2011
  15. Scouting the agents of the free agents

    Jim Bowden

    We've discussed scouting out the top free agents this week, but what about the people representing those free agents? Here's a scouting report on the agents who will play an integral part in negotiations for four big free agents this offseason. Ma...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  16. The NL payroll picture

    Jim Bowden

    Earlier this week, we took a look at the American League teams and the dollars coming off their books due to free agency. Today we look at the National League, where the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewe...

    Blog | August 26, 2011