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  1. Likely landing spots for James Shields

    Jim Bowden

    James Shields has pitched more than 200 innings and won double-digit games eight consecutive years with a 3.64 ERA during that time, and as the leader of the Kansas City Royals' pitching staff, he was instrumental in the development of many of their ...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  2. Five potential trades for Justin Upton

    Jim Bowden

    When the offseason began, many insiders believed a trio of power-hitting outfielders would be dealt, including former Dodger Matt Kemp, former Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes and the Braves' Justin Upton. Kemp already has been traded (to the Pad...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. What's next for the Kansas City Royals?

    Jim Bowden

    The Kansas City Royals' immediate concern will be the impending free agency of both right-handed pitcher James Shields and DH/1B Billy Butler. The team has said all the right things about Shields, that it would like him back and will make a sincer...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  9. MLB - Future Power Rankings heading into 2014 free agency

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney bring you the latest installment of the Future Power Rankings, looking at how well each team is set up for sustained success.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 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. Value of impending FAs Sandoval, Shields

    Jim Bowden

    When the World Series is over between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants and all the champagne bottles have been popped, the general managers of the respective teams will not be able to enjoy their celebration or wallow in their mour...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  12. Ranking the World Series players, 1-50

    Jim Bowden

    With the start of the World Series just two days away, let's take a look at both rosters. Every year someone rises to the occasion and has a profound impact. It could be one of the team's stars, or it could be a role player called upon to do a specif...

    Blog | October 19, 2014
  13. Dayton Moore's blueprint worked in KC

    Jim Bowden

    It's time for Kansas City Royals GM Dayton Moore and his entire baseball operations department to stand and take a bow. Their blueprint worked. It might have taken a few years longer than they preferred, but it worked. Moore was hired as Royals...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  14. Who has the edge, ZiPS projections, relevant stats for Giants-Roy...

    Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski

    Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski preview the San Francisco Giants-Kansas City Royals World Series matchup, including a team comparison, relevant stats and game-by-game ZiPS projections.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2014
  15. Who has the edge, ZiPS projections, relevant stats for World Seri...

    Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski

    Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski preview the World Series Game 7 matchup between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals, including a team comparison, relevant stats and game-by-game ZiPS projections.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2014
  16. Who has the edge, ZiPS projections, relevant stats for Royals-Ori...

    Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski

    Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski set the tables for the Kansas City Royals-Baltimore Orioles American League Championship Series, including a team comparison, relevant stats and game-by-game ZiPS projections.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014