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  1. GM awards for best trades, signings

    Jim Bowden

    I'm all packed with spring training just days away. So before I depart I thought it was time to give my offseason awards and hand out some hardware to the general managers for their offseason work. BEST OFFSEASON -- BIG-MARKET GM: Brian Cashman | ...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  2. The GM stars of winter

    Jim Bowden

    New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman certainly made the biggest splash this offseason, spending more than $440 million on free agents Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann and Masahiro Tanaka. After trading for Prince Fielder and s...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  3. 10 players likely to be traded by July 31

    Jim Bowden

    Baseball is witnessing the most competitive balance in more than two decades. As a result, general managers of contending teams already are preparing and targeting potential trade partners for the July 31 trade deadline. All the same, non-contenders ...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  4. Six players who wowed me this spring

    Jim Bowden

    Spring training performances and statistics can be very misleading. Often major league hitters are facing minor league pitchers, or sometimes major league pitchers are simply working on refining a certain pitch and get hammered. When scouting hitters...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  5. Ranking the offseason for all 30 teams

    Jim Bowden

    It was an active offseason that witnessed the trade of a Cy Young Award winner, several large, multiteam trades and an inflated free-agent market. So to evaluate and rank the offseason of all 30 teams, I took into account the following factors: &...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  6. 5 bold predictions for winter meetings

    Jim Bowden

    Despite my being a veteran of countless winter meetings, baseball's annual gathering still manages to surprise me. Whether it's a blockbuster trade or an out-of-the-blue free-agent signing, the winter meetings always provide a handful of happenings. ...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  7. Why Marlins-Jays deal actually works

    Jim Bowden

    We thought we had seen it all with the super-blockbuster nine-player trade in August between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox. Then this happens. Like the Red Sox-Dodgers deal, it's a megatrade that works for both parties as one team...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  8. 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
  9. Ozzie Guillen's firing was long overdue

    Jim Bowden

    In a move that surprised few, the Miami Marlins fired manager Ozzie Guillen today with three years remaining on his contract. But truth be told, this had been building for a while. I remember almost a year ago at the winter meetings when the Marli...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  10. MLB - Future Power Rankings 2012 (Nos. 16-30)

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney

    ESPN Insider returns with the MLB Future Power Rankings, as Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney break down how well each team is set up for sustained success. Here are teams ranked No. 16-30.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2012
  11. Possible relief targets for Yankees

    Jim Bowden

    There aren't many teams that could withstand losing a sure-fire future Hall of Famer. But the New York Yankees can. While much of Gotham was trying to figure out who the Yankees should target in trades, the fact is the Yankees own significant bull...

    Blog | May 05, 2012
  12. Early trade targets for GMs

    Jim Bowden

    When it comes to the July 31 trade deadline, good things do not come to those who wait. With the first month of the season in the books, general managers around the major leagues already have begun to deploy scouts to evaluate other teams and thei...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  13. Five managers feeling the heat

    Jim Bowden

    Big league managers have a hard enough time contending with things they can control, let alone things they can't. A 162-game season is never a cakewalk, but when there are distractions and concerns early in the season, it doesn't portend for smooth s...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  14. Phillips deal epitomizes ACES' style

    Jim Bowden

    In the end, the town and fans won out over the money. On Tuesday, the Cincinnati Reds signed second baseman Brandon Phillips to a six-year, $72.5 million contract extension, which will keep Phillips in the Queen City through the 2017 season and w...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  15. Nats and Marlins rising in the East

    Jim Bowden

    Last year, the National League East was a two-horse race, with the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves jockeying for position on the strength of deep starting pitching. The Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins were essentially afterthoughts, b...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  16. 30 teams, 30 questions for spring training

    Jim Bowden

    Heading into spring training, every general manager has a list of questions that he wants answered. Whether that's seeing if a player has rebounded from surgery or if an aging veteran has any gas left in the tank. It might be a position battle that n...

    Blog | February 22, 2012