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  1. Most likely landing spots for Max Scherzer

    Jim Bowden

    Max Scherzer is considered the No. 1 free agent in this year's class and is expected to get the largest contract of the offseason. In fact, I predicted he will get a seven-year, $189 million deal, a prediction I stand behind despite the fact that he ...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  2. Offseason grades thus far for all 30 teams

    Jim Bowden

    With the (transaction-filled) winter meetings complete, it's time to check in on how teams have done so far this offseason. Below, each team received a letter grade, with explanation. There's plenty of action left to happen, of course, but with the n...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  3. Upcoming hitter FAs who could be traded

    Jim Bowden

    Much of the talk these days is about the current crop of free agents, but what about next year's crop? Those players could be in demand via trade between now and the July 31 trade deadline. On Tuesday, we looked at top-10 pitchers set to be free agen...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  4. 2015 FAs who could be traded: Pitchers

    Jim Bowden

    Much of the talk these days is about the current crop of free agents, but what about next year's crop? Those players could be in demand via trade between now and the July 31 trade deadline. With that, here are the top 10 pitchers set to be free agent...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  5. Top targets, fallback options for all teams

    Jim Bowden

    A look at the top target(s) and fallback options for every MLB team: AL East Baltimore Orioles' top targets: Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis The Orioles are focused on just keeping their own players and have a four-year offer on the table for ...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  6. Dissecting the Rays' managerial search

    Jim Bowden

    With some offseason dominoes having already fallen around Major League Baseball, let's check in with the latest buzz on the biggest topics around the sport: The Tampa Bay Rays' managerial search The Rays' managerial search took another bizarre ...

    Blog | November 23, 2014
  7. Status check: Where each team stands

    Jim Bowden

    As the offseason trades, signings and re-signings get underway, it behooves us to take a step back and lay out where each MLB team stands right now, what its current big-picture objective is. So here's the current landscape, division by division and ...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  8. Teams that won't miss the playoffs in 2015

    Jim Bowden

    The Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians and New York Mets fell short of the playoffs this season. In fact, the Mets fell well short. But I predict all three of these teams will make the playoffs in 2015. Granted, these early predictions are ba...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  9. Why Cubs rank 4th in Future Power Ranks

    Jim Bowden

    The Chicago Cubs have had five consecutive losing seasons and haven't been to the playoffs since 2008. So why do they jump to fourth in our Future Power Ranks? Because things are changing on the North Side, and it's almost "go time" for this franchis...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  10. Bowden buzz: Non-World Series teams

    Jim Bowden

    While the 2014 World Series featuring the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals is off to an auspicious start and looking like it's going to become a classic, the other 28 teams are busy preparing for the offseason by laying the groundwork for ...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  11. What's next for the Washington Nationals?

    Jim Bowden

    Regardless of what happens in the National League East this offseason, the Washington Nationals will be heavy favorites to repeat as NL East champions again in 2015. But that doesn't mean they'll have a quiet offseason. The Nats have decisions to ...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  12. Ranking the MLB playoff lineups

    Jim Bowden

    We ranked the playoff rotations and starting pitchers Monday and the playoff bullpens Tuesday; today we rank -- and discuss -- the lineups of the nine remaining playoff teams. 1. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB ranks (regular season): Runs: 6th | OPS: 3rd...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  13. Ranking the playoff bullpens

    Jim Bowden

    We ranked the playoff rotations and starting pitchers Monday; today we rank -- and discuss -- the bullpens of the 10 playoff teams. 1. Kansas City Royals Closer: Greg Holland Setup man: Wade Davis Situational righties: Kelvin Herrera, Aaron Cr...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  14. Playoff starting pitcher, rotation rankings

    Jim Bowden

    The most important element of every major league team in the playoffs is its starting rotation; it's the closest equivalent to a quarterback on an NFL team or the top three players on an NBA team. History has shown us that elite starting pitching has...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  15. Trade deadline objectives: NL East teams

    Jim Bowden

    Deadline objectives: NL East | NL Central | NL West | AL East | AL Central | AL West The National League East has become a two-team race between the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves, with the second-place team still having a good chance to re...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  16. What would it take to get Cole Hamels?

    Jim Bowden

    Throughout July, Jim Bowden will look at a number of high-profile trade candidates and explain what it would take for certain clubs to acquire each player. Player: Cole Hamels | SP | Philadelphia Phillies Possible destinations: Atlanta Braves, ...

    Blog | July 19, 2014