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  1. Offseason report card for all teams

    Jim Bowden

    Report card time! With most of the offseason moves complete, it's time to check in and see how teams graded this offseason. My last check-in was Dec. 12, just after the crazy winter-meetings week of moves, but plenty has changed since then. With t...

    Blog | February 17, 2015
  2. Bits: Shields' snafu, DH talk with Manfred

    Jim Bowden

    Before the offseason began, I projected that James Shields would receive a five-year deal for around a $100 million (or a $20 million average annual value). But I also wrote that there was a question as to whether he would get that fifth year. I can ...

    Blog | February 05, 2015
  3. Best fits for top 10 remaining free agents

    Jim Bowden

    We're less than a month before pitchers and catchers report, and several free agents are still stranded on the market looking for jobs, or in most cases improved offers. The list of free agents has been pared down considerably since I posted my top 5...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  4. Updated landing spots for Max Scherzer

    Jim Bowden

    Here we are in the middle of January and the industry's No. 1 free agent, Max Scherzer, is still unsigned. So I spent this week checking with as many sources as possible, on teams and otherwise, to find out what is really going on with the elite star...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  5. Players who benefit from 'non-moves'

    Jim Bowden

    General managers use the offseason to improve their teams at various positions via free agency, trades, waiver claims and international signings. This offseason, we've witnessed more player movement than we've seen in more than a decade, and aggressi...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  6. Missing link for every NL team

    Jim Bowden

    Just as I did with the American League on Wednesday, here's the missing link for each NL team and potential solutions: Atlanta Braves The Braves' offseason has been all about building for the opening of their new stadium in 2017. Braves GM Joh...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  7. Five hidden gems in offseason trades

    Jim Bowden

    This has been one of the most exciting, whirlwind offseasons in recent memory, loaded with major trades. High-profile players such as Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Jimmy Rollins, Howie Kendrick, Jason Heyward, Josh Donaldson, Yoenis Cespedes and Jeff Sama...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  8. Young stars who should be extended now

    Jim Bowden

    In what has been one of the most exciting MLB offseasons in recent memory, GMs are now ready to shift their focus to resolving contracts for arbitration-eligible players and then to begin the process of inking their best young players to long-term de...

    Blog | December 24, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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