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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Four potential trades for Cole Hamels

    Jim Bowden

    The Phillies' rebuilding program really won't commence until they deal their most valuable asset, left-handed starting pitcher Cole Hamels, who is also the most valuable player on the trade market right now. The Phillies probably will have to wait...

    Blog | November 16, 2014
  8. 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
  9. Why Cubs rank 4th in Future Power Ranks

    Jim Bowden

    The Chicago Cubs have had five consecutive losing seasons and haven't been to the playoffs since 2008. So why do they jump to fourth in our Future Power Ranks? Because things are changing on the North Side, and it's almost "go time" for this franchis...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  10. Value of impending FAs Sandoval, Shields

    Jim Bowden

    When the World Series is over between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants and all the champagne bottles have been popped, the general managers of the respective teams will not be able to enjoy their celebration or wallow in their mour...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  11. 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
  12. Rookie rankings: Jose Abreu still top dog

    Jim Bowden

    This spring, many analysts predicted that this year's best rookies would likely consist of a group of position players that included Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  13. Five moves I'd like to see before Aug. 31

    Jim Bowden

    As front-running teams gear up for the home stretch, these leading clubs have the chance to impact the last month of the season with a significant move or two. Making these moves could mean the difference in having great postseason success or perhaps...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  14. Seven moves to make Rockies contenders

    Jim Bowden

    Future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter has announced that he will retire at season's end and when he does, he'll pass the torch to the next most important shortstop who wears No. 2 in major league baseball: Troy Tulowitzki of the Colorado Rockies, who migh...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  15. Grading the GMs: Dombrowski on top

    Jim Bowden

    That was quite a busy and entertaining MLB trade deadline. Today we grade all 30 major league general managers based on how they did. But first, a few key points: 1) Just because a team didn't do anything at the deadline doesn't mean they should get ...

    Blog | August 02, 2014
  16. What's next for the Boston Red Sox?

    Jim Bowden

    The Boston Red Sox didn't trade Jon Lester and John Lackey on Thursday with a "rebuild" in mind. Given its core of veteran talent, this is not a team that needs to rebuild. Instead, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington's objective in trading Les...

    Blog | July 31, 2014