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  1. GMs with the toughest jobs this winter

    Jim Bowden

    Even though the offseason has only just commenced for the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers, general managers of 28 other teams already have been pondering their futures for some time. For five GMs in particular, their jobs for the next thr...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  2. 10 hot managerial candidates

    Jim Bowden

    With the season winding down, we're starting to get a sense of which teams might have managerial openings. But who might fill those holes? Here are the names that will be discussed most frequently this winter. Ryne Sandberg, manager, Triple-A Lehi...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  3. Dodgers, Red Sox on divergent paths

    Jim Bowden

    As you've probably heard by now, the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers have pulled off what might be the trade of the century, with Boston sending Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto to Los Angeles for a couple of promisi...

    Blog | August 25, 2012
  4. Five who could be traded by July 31

    Jim Bowden

    The trade deadline is more than two months away. However, with all the parity we've seen in the past two decades, most teams will still be buyers come July 31. Few teams outside of the Minnesota Twins, Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres are assured to...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  5. Five moves to fix the Red Sox

    Jim Bowden

    The basement is an unappetizing venue for the Boston Red Sox. At 5-10, they sit at the bottom of the American League East behind a number of excellent teams. But unlike last year, when the club also started 5-10, the 2012 team is not good enough ...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  6. Ranking 10 moves of the offseason

    Jim Bowden

    With the midpoint of baseball's 2011-12 offseason upon us, it's a good time to circle back to take stock of the most significant moves made thus far. 1. Los Angeles Angels sign 1B Albert Pujols and LHP C.J. Wilson Angels owner Arte Moreno shocked...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  7. Five most undervalued free agents

    Jim Bowden

    Here is my list of the five most undervalued free agents remaining on the market: 1. Carlos Beltran, RF Age: 34 | 2011 stats: .300/.385/.910, 22 HR, 84 RBI Why he's undervalued: Beltran has been the one free agent on the market who's value ha...

    Blog | December 17, 2011
  8. Bowden's Bullets: Red Sox chase a lefty

    Jim Bowden

    The Boston Red Sox have been trying to acquire a left-handed starter for the back end of the rotation with Oakland's Gio Gonzalez, Arizona's Joe Saunders and the Astros' Wandy Rodriguez garnering most of GM Ben Cherington's attention. If the Sox can'...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  9. Red Sox meticulous in hiring Valentine

    Jim Bowden

    It looks like the Boston Red Sox finally have their man. After the drama that surrounded the exit of former general manager Theo Epstein and field manager Terry Francona, the Red Sox chose Bobby Valentine as their next manager with decidedly less ...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  10. Bowden's Bullets: Free-agent bear market

    Jim Bowden

    Major League Baseball's winter meetings begin next Sunday at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, and there will be fireworks. Make no mistake, general managers are savvy enough to take advantage of being in a spotlight under which they can get their clu...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  11. Bobby Valentine the perfect fit for Boston

    Jim Bowden

    The search for a new manager has not gone as smoothly as the Boston Red Sox would have liked. They've seen a whole host of candidates come through Yawkey Way, including Gene Lamont, Pete Mackanin, Sandy Alomar Jr. and Torey Lovullo. New Boston ge...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  12. Bowden's Bullets: Braves-Tigers trade?

    Jim Bowden

    I come across daily tidbits on possible personnel moves straight from the front offices of all 30 clubs. Here's what I'm hearing today. Possible trades and signings * There is a trade brewing between the Atlanta Braves and Detroit Tigers cen...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  13. The Cubs' new brain trust

    Jim Bowden

    If the old adage is two heads are better than one, why not try three? The Chicago Cubs are trying, as they officially present Theo Epstein as their president of baseball operations today. He is expected to bring on Jed Hoyer, currently general man...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  14. Plenty of options for Nationals to consider

    Jim Bowden

    Jim Riggleman shocked the baseball world Thursday when he abruptly resigned as manager of the Washington Nationals. Earlier in the day, Riggleman told team vice president and general manager Mike Rizzo that if his 2012 club option was not exercised ...

    Blog | June 23, 2011