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  1. 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
  2. Best fits for top 10 remaining free agents

    Jim Bowden

    We're less than a month before pitchers and catchers report, and several free agents are still stranded on the market looking for jobs, or in most cases improved offers. The list of free agents has been pared down considerably since I posted my top 5...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Players who benefit from 'non-moves'

    Jim Bowden

    General managers use the offseason to improve their teams at various positions via free agency, trades, waiver claims and international signings. This offseason, we've witnessed more player movement than we've seen in more than a decade, and aggressi...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Five hidden gems in offseason trades

    Jim Bowden

    This has been one of the most exciting, whirlwind offseasons in recent memory, loaded with major trades. High-profile players such as Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Jimmy Rollins, Howie Kendrick, Jason Heyward, Josh Donaldson, Yoenis Cespedes and Jeff Sama...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Three best and three worst moves so far

    Jim Bowden

    To me, the obvious best moves this offseason are the Cubs' hiring of Joe Maddon as manager and signing of free agent Jon Lester, the Mariners' signing of Nelson Cruz, and the Red Sox inking Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval. However, most of those mo...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  12. Most likely landing spots for Max Scherzer

    Jim Bowden

    Max Scherzer is considered the No. 1 free agent in this year's class and is expected to get the largest contract of the offseason. In fact, I predicted he will get a seven-year, $189 million deal, a prediction I stand behind despite the fact that he ...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  13. Five potential trades for Justin Upton

    Jim Bowden

    When the offseason began, many insiders believed a trio of power-hitting outfielders would be dealt, including former Dodger Matt Kemp, former Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes and the Braves' Justin Upton. Kemp already has been traded (to the Pad...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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