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  1. 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
  2. Young stars who I'd sign long-term now

    Jim Bowden

    Major League Baseball is loaded with more impact stars who are non-arbitration eligible than the game has seen in decades. Although teams can control the salaries of these young stars for the first three years of their service time, it won't be long ...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  3. Futures Gamers who could be traded

    Jim Bowden

    Sunday's Futures Game at Citi Field in New York is an annual opportunity for general managers, assistant GMs, scouting directors and scouts to see the very best prospects in one game. During my years as GM, I always sent at least two of my top evalua...

    Blog | July 13, 2013
  4. Jurickson Profar must play every day

    Jim Bowden

    If the following scenario sounds keenly familiar to Texas Rangers fans, it should. A veteran player realizes he must move to another position to make room for a young budding star, despite making the All-Star team and earning a Gold Glove the prio...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  5. Five trades for David Wright

    Jim Bowden

    After the New York Mets picked up David Wright's $16 million club option for 2013 earlier this week, the club is officially on the clock. The Mets have exactly one year of control left to lock down the face of their franchise. In essence, Wright is t...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  6. Five potential trades for Justin Upton

    Jim Bowden

    Let's clear up some things about Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton and the rumors he might be traded. First, understand that general manager Kevin Towers is always willing to listen to trade ideas when other GMs ask about Upton, his bes...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  7. First guesses: AL All-Star team

    Jim Bowden

    After two months of the season, there are already some clear and obvious choices for the 2012 All-Star Game. But there are also some not so obvious names, as well as intriguing names among as possible first-time All-Stars, too. The fans will vot...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  8. Five rookies with best long-term futures

    Jim Bowden

    You know them, though you might not remember them. We're talking about rookie flashes in the pan -- Joe Charboneau, Bob Hamelin and Bobby Crosby, to name a few. However, you remember the rookies who go on to Hall of Fame careers, guys like Cal Ripken...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  9. Fielder's four likeliest destinations

    Jim Bowden

    With Albert Pujols off the free-agent market, the biggest question that remains is where first baseman Prince Fielder will end up. Yesterday's news puts to rest at least one location, as the Milwaukee Brewers moved on by signing third baseman Aram...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  10. 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
  11. Rangers' D has them on verge of a title

    Jim Bowden

    Call the St. Louis Cardinals opportunistic. They saw their chance to pounce on a limping Atlanta Braves squad and earned the NL wild-card berth. They saw a Phillies lineup vulnerable to lefties and exploited it to their advantage. Against the Milwauk...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  12. Lewis must trust his stuff

    Jim Bowden

    Ask any scout or player and they'll tell you that if you want to learn to hit a breaking ball, you go to the Mexican League. If you want to learn to throw a breaking ball, you go to Japan. And that's exactly what Texas Rangers Game 2 starter Colby...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  13. Nelson Cruz has finally arrived

    Jim Bowden

    It's been a circuitous path to stardom for Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz. So many times he could have just given up or pouted because it was taking so long for him to make the major leagues. Last week he became the ALCS Most Valuable Player af...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  14. 2011 World Series: Ranking the rosters of the Texas Rangers and S...

    Jim Bowden

    Jim Bowden ranks the rosters of the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals, counting down from Albert Pujols to Yoshinori Tateyama.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2011
  15. Beltre injury hurts Rangers' D

    Jim Bowden

    While talking to Texas Rangers president and CEO Nolan Ryan yesterday, he intimated to me that when his team missed out on signing Cliff Lee last offseason, it had to switch to Plan B. He and his staff identified the best way to improve the Rangers' ...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  16. Keys to Game 3 of ALDS

    Jim Bowden

    Here's what I will be looking for in Game 3 of each ALDS series on Monday. Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays * Rays starter David Price is going to have to mix in his secondary pitches from the beginning of this game if he's going to beat th...

    Blog | October 03, 2011