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  1. Buzz: Addison Russell is coming soon

    Jim Bowden

    PHOENIX -- When bouncing around the Cactus League you pick up a lot of good gossip. It's a very relaxed atmosphere, and after talking to managers and coaches, players, and team executives and general managers here's some of the buzz I've collecte...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  2. Seattle should sign Santana and Morales

    Jim Bowden

    All the Seattle Mariners needed to become relevant again was Robinson Cano. Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik also made some other shrewd moves, signing free agents Corey Hart and Fernando Rodney, as well as trading for Logan Morrison. Bu...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  3. The missing link for every AL team

    Jim Bowden

    On Tuesday, I focused on the missing piece for every National League team heading in to spring training, and today we turn our attention to the American League. AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST Houston Astros Missing link: Pitching prospects Solution:...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  4. Teams best-positioned for the offseason

    Jim Bowden

    In the offseason, teams bid for the same free agents, try to negotiate trades for many of the same players, and even vie for the same players in December's Rule 5 draft at the annual winter meetings. However, that doesn't mean the teams are on a leve...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  5. Fernandez tops rookie rankings again

    Jim Bowden

    As we head into the final weeks of the season, the one thing that really stands out is how much stronger the National League rookie class is than that of the American League and how deep this rookie class is in starting pitching -- with six hurlers m...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  6. How to fix the L.A. teams

    Jim Bowden

    No, it isn't a very happy time in Southern California. SoCal fans just watched as the Lakers and Clippers got bounced out of the NBA playoffs in the first round, while the Dodgers and Angels have looked like they might not even make the playoffs. ...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  7. Hot Stove talk: Edwin Jackson

    Richard Durrett

    Let's keep chatting about players still on the market and whether they make sense for the Texas Rangers. Today's player: Edwin Jackson ESPN.com contributor Jim Bowden tweeted Tuesday that the San Diego Padres dropped out of the running for Jack...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  8. Bowden: Potential trades for Justin Upton

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN.com's Jim Bowden put together some trade ideas for Arizona outfielder Justin Upton. A few of them involve the Texas Rangers, including sending Elvis Andrus or Jurickson Profar to Arizona for Upton. But the Rangers are hesitant to trade either pl...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  9. Five trades for Justin Upton

    Jim Bowden

    As early as two years ago the Arizona Diamondbacks had already made it public they were open to listening to offers for outfielder Justin Upton. They never got an offer they liked, so they held on to him. That decision paid off in 2011 when Upton hit...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  10. The five best remaining free agents

    Jim Bowden

    At this point in the offseason it's hard to find much value on the free-agent market. However, that doesn't mean the market is barren. Here's a look at who I think are the five best available guys still out there, plus an examination of some possible...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  11. Bowden: Texas needed to take Darvish risk

    Richard Durrett

    Jim Bowden, former GM of the Reds and Nationals and now a writer at ESPN.com, writes that paying big bucks for Yu Darvish is a risk worth taking. Part of his thoughts: This type of signing is the highest possible risk with the highest possible...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  12. Darvish a risk Rangers had to take

    Jim Bowden

    Move over Los Angeles Angels and Miami Marlins; it looks like the Texas Rangers have a blockbuster move of their own. Major League Baseball announced late Monday night the winning bid accepted by the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters was for $51.7 mil...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  13. MLB - Texas Rangers' 2011 fate and 2012 prospects

    Baseball Prospectus, Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski

    Jim Bowden, Baseball Prospectus and Dan Szymborski have combined for the Kiss 'Em Goodbye series, a look at every team's 2011 fate -- as teams are eliminated -- with a look ahead to 2012 and beyond. This is the entry for the Texas Rangers.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2011
  14. Well-rested Harrison gives Texas edge

    Jim Bowden

    There's something to be said about watching two prizefighters slug it out for 15 rounds. In the case of the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals, the fight went 11 innings with the Cardinals emerging victorious after David Freese launched a game-win...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  15. 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
  16. 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