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  1. Position players to watch this spring

    Jim Bowden

    Infielders and outfielders have joined pitchers and catchers at spring training in Arizona and Florida, and the drama is ongoing. We are already monitoring injuries, position changes, trade rumors, comebacks and players with new teams. Here are 12 in...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  2. Pitchers and catchers to watch this spring

    Jim Bowden

    Pitchers and catchers for nearly all MLB teams have reported by now, and the drama is ongoing. We are already monitoring injuries, trade rumors, comebacks and how players on new teams are fitting in. I'll be in Arizona and Florida at various times th...

    Blog | February 22, 2015
  3. Offseason report card for all teams

    Jim Bowden

    Report card time! With most of the offseason moves complete, it's time to check in and see how teams graded this offseason. My last check-in was Dec. 12, just after the crazy winter-meetings week of moves, but plenty has changed since then. With t...

    Blog | February 17, 2015
  4. Six managers already on the hot seat

    Jim Bowden

    Major League Baseball's lack of job security in the game's most prominent roles is evident year after year, given all the pressure to win in a $9 billion business. And as pitchers and catchers prepare to report to spring training, there are already a...

    Blog | February 01, 2015
  5. Missing link for every NL team

    Jim Bowden

    Just as I did with the American League on Wednesday, here's the missing link for each NL team and potential solutions: Atlanta Braves The Braves' offseason has been all about building for the opening of their new stadium in 2017. Braves GM Joh...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  6. 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
  7. Executives under the most pressure

    Jim Bowden

    With baseball's winter meetings set to begin in San Diego, here are the five executives who are under the most pressure: 1. Andrew Friedman, Los Angeles Dodgers Dodgers ownership decided they were going to put together the most expensive base...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  8. 2015 FAs who could be traded: Pitchers

    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. With that, here are the top 10 pitchers set to be free agent...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Status check: Where each team stands

    Jim Bowden

    As the offseason trades, signings and re-signings get underway, it behooves us to take a step back and lay out where each MLB team stands right now, what its current big-picture objective is. So here's the current landscape, division by division and ...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  13. Top 10 players most likely to be traded

    Jim Bowden

    Get ready for a busy MLB offseason. Here is a ranking of the 10 players who I think are the most likely to be traded, from the most likely (No. 1) to the least likely (No. 10) among the group. 1. Cole Hamels, LHP, Philadelphia Phillies The Phil...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  14. What's next for the Baltimore Orioles?

    Jim Bowden

    The Baltimore Orioles got an early start to their offseason when they extended the contract of J.J. Hardy on a three-year, $40 million extension earlier this month. However, that's just the beginning of a few big decisions ahead for general manager D...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  15. Whats next for the Los Angeles Angels?

    Jim Bowden

    The Los Angeles Angels finished the regular season with the American League's best record, but their questionable starting rotation let them down in the short division series against the Kansas City Royals. There is no doubt Angels general manager Je...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  16. Players who are poised to rebound in '15

    Jim Bowden

    Every year there are players who underachieve, and when it happens, opposing general managers pick up the phone and call that team's GM to find out if they can "steal" the player in a trade. GMs view players with the same mindset they do the stock ma...

    Blog | September 19, 2014