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  1. Bits: Hamels buzz, Desmond's status ...

    Jim Bowden

    The latest on Cole Hamels, James Shields, a few key Nationals players, Yoan Moncada and others ... Hamels trade talks The Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers are not the only teams in the mix for Hamels, a...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  2. 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
  3. The missing link for every AL team

    Jim Bowden

    There have been a lot of trades and signings already this offseason, but there's still time for more. Here's the missing link for each AL team and potential solutions: Baltimore Orioles The Orioles have had a disappointing offseason after reach...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  4. Update on market for Shields

    AJ Mass

    The market for free agent James Shields appears to be getting smaller. According to ESPN.com's Jim Bowden, the San Francisco Giants are "out" on the pitcher, and while the Boston Red Sox met with Shields at the Winter Meetings, they still "haven't ha...

    Blog | January 04, 2015
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. And the next dominoes to fall will be ...

    Jim Bowden

    Now that Jon Lester has decided to call Chicago home, agreeing to a six-year, $155 million deal with the Cubs, it's time for the next dominoes to fall. What's next on the agenda? The players below have been waiting patiently for one of the "big fi...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  9. Team-by-team winter meetings checklist

    Jim Bowden

    With the MLB winter meetings right around the corner, there's no better time to check in and look at where all 30 MLB teams stand as of now. Below we examine each team, using five categories: biggest needs, the current free agents they could be ...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Potential winter meetings trades

    Jim Bowden

    As we are just a week away from the Major League Baseball winter meetings in San Diego, we are reminded of how much fun trading can be -- particularly when clubs get together to make three-way blockbusters. It was just five years ago at the winter...

    Blog | November 30, 2014
  12. 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
  13. How do the Giants replace Sandoval?

    Jim Bowden

    The San Francisco Giants have won the World Series every other year since 2010, and the departure of Pablo Sandoval to the Boston Red Sox via free agency makes it even more likely the Giants will continue that pattern of not being able to repeat as...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  14. What's next for the Boston Red Sox?

    Jim Bowden

    After reportedly agreeing to terms with both Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, the Boston Red Sox can now turn their attention to the area of the team that has been their biggest need all along: their starting rotation. And the signings of Sandov...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  15. 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
  16. 10 bold predictions for this offseason

    Jim Bowden

    Major League Baseball's offseason is in full swing, complete with 13-year contracts, a trade including a Gold Glover and a good, young pitcher, and a key free-agent signing or two. But that's just the beginning of this wild and wooly offseason. W...

    Blog | November 20, 2014