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  1. 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
  2. Players most impacted by defensive shifts

    Scott Spratt

    With Eric Karabell on a well-deserved vacation this week, we've got a collection of guest bloggers filling in. Jim Bowden batted leadoff Monday, Keith Law had the honors on Tuesday and Wednesday was Tom Lasko's turn. Thursday, we're joined by Scot...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  3. Prospect promotions to get excited about

    Jim Bowden

    So far this season we have been treated to a number of exciting young rookies, such as George Springer, Billy Hamilton, Nick Castellanos and Yordano Ventura (not to mention Masahiro Tanaka and Jose Abreu, though they aren't traditional rookies). ...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  4. Seven bold predictions for 2014

    Jim Bowden

    With the start of the 2014 season upon us, it's time to take a guess at what might happen this year. In this space last season, I predicted that Yasiel Puig would become an instant hit in Los Angeles and envisioned a last-place finish for the New...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  5. Timing of Miguel Cabrera deal is bizarre

    Jim Bowden

    Miguel Cabrera's new contract, which is reportedly worth close to $300 million, should keep him with the Detroit Tigers for the rest of his career. Most of the industry is shell-shocked and isn't sure how to react to this news. Here are my five ke...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  6. 10 undervalued fantasy targets

    Jim Bowden

    Most fantasy baseball players are going to have the usual suspects atop their draft boards: Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera, Andrew McCutchen. However, to "win" drafts, the key is to find the undervalued players. Perhaps a player is coming off of an ...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  7. Lessons from the offseason thus far

    Jim Bowden

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The hot stove season typically doesn't get white-hot until the winter meetings, but general managers decided to break the rules this year and we've seen tons of action already, with the Robinson Cano contract and Prince Fiel...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  8. Robinson Cano agrees to deal with Seattle Mariners

    Enrique Rojas

    Robinson Cano and the Seattle Mariners have agreed to sign a 10-year, $240 million contract, a source told ESPNdeportes.com on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2013
  9. How the Cardinals get even better

    Jim Bowden

    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has quickly developed into one of the game's best managers. A year after falling just five wins short of a World Series title, this season he came within two. In order for Matheny to get the Cardinals over the hump ...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  10. Moving the "immovable" contracts

    Jim Bowden

    In 2008, the Toronto Blue Jays shocked the baseball world when they signed outfielder Vernon Wells to a seven-year, $126 million deal. His career .319 OBP and a dismal 2009 season and perceived decline as well as a base salary that escalated to $21 m...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  11. Seven players poised to rebound in '14

    Jim Bowden

    Teams can rely on offseason trades and free agency to supplement their teams for the next season. But one of the easiest and most gratifying methods is simply having an important player return to form. In 2013, baseball has witnessed the comebacks...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  12. Reviewing my 10 bold predictions

    Jim Bowden

    Every year at some point during spring training, I offer my 10 bold predictions for the season. Instead of offering the obvious, I try to go out on a limb and prognosticate what most people wouldn't expect. The tough part of that equation is at the e...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  13. Los Angeles Angels among biggest fallers from Future Power Rankin...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski explains how the biggest fallers in the Future Power Rankings can turn their fortunes around.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  14. MLB Future Power Rankings 2013 update

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law & Buster Olney

    Keith Law, Jim Bowden and Buster Olney rank each team based on how well they are set up for sustained success.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2013
  15. Angels now sellers with nothing to sell

    Jim Bowden

    A disappointing season got a whole lot worse for the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday when they found out that Albert Pujols is headed to the disabled list with a foot injury that could end his season. The Angels probably should have dealt with this e...

    Blog | July 28, 2013
  16. 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