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  1. 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
  2. Best fits, predictions for remaining FAs

    Jim Bowden

    In about a month, pitchers and catchers will be reporting for spring training, and yet several significant free agents remain unemployed. Some were even once thought to be among the best in this offseason's free agent class, but because of bad timing...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  3. Five undervalued free agents

    Jim Bowden

    The Toronto Blue Jays might have signed the most undervalued free agent position player from this year's class when they inked outfielder Melky Cabrera to a two-year, $16 million deal. Melky was in line for a four-year deal in the $50 million range b...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  4. How the Tigers can get even better

    Jim Bowden

    While the Detroit Tigers and their fans are obviously feeling a bit blue Sunday night, they will soon come to realize that the 2012 season was a huge success. They won the AL Central, swept the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Ser...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  5. Ranking the 50 World Series players

    Jim Bowden

    With the World Series upon us, the 50 players showcased on baseball grandest stage will have varied roles, boasting an assortment of strengths as well as exposing some weaknesses. The Detroit Tigers' lineup is fearsome, as are their top three startin...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  6. 5 FAs who could boost stock in October

    Jim Bowden

    In 2004, outfielder Carlos Beltran came into the season making $9 million on a one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals. By the time 2005 spring training rolled around, he was with the New York Mets making $119 million on a seven-year contract w...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  7. Five busiest GMs this July

    Jim Bowden

    When Detroit Tigers president/general manager Dave Dombrowski acquired right-hander Doug Fister nearly a year ago, the trade came with mixed reviews. When Dombrowski acquired outfielder Delmon Young a couple of weeks later, some thought Young's h...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  8. Five trades to boost contenders

    Jim Bowden

    This offseason we've witnessed some massive, industry-shaking signings and blockbuster trades. But even the teams that made major moves still have some problems. With that in mind, here are five deals that would go a long way toward boosting the chan...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  9. Five replacements for Victor Martinez

    Jim Bowden

    After designated hitter Victor Martinez tore his ACL during offseason workouts, the Detroit Tigers are in the market for another established hitter. However, that doesn't mean the Tigers are going to break the bank for Prince Fielder. Rather, gen...

    Blog | January 18, 2012
  10. Top 10 moves that might happen

    Jim Bowden

    In the wake of the winter meetings and the big moves made by the Miami Marlins and Los Angeles Angels, here are the top 10 moves that didn't happen but still might. 1. Texas Rangers sign Prince Fielder for eight years, $192 million There's an ar...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  11. Bowden's Bullets: Tigers interested in Crisp

    Jim Bowden

    * The Detroit Tigers are interested in Coco Crisp to help them at the top of the order, as well as Cuban outfielder Yoennis Cespedes, and there are indications that they are open to dealing left fielder Delmon Young in the right deal. *...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  12. Bowden's Bullets: Braves-Tigers trade?

    Jim Bowden

    I come across daily tidbits on possible personnel moves straight from the front offices of all 30 clubs. Here's what I'm hearing today. Possible trades and signings * There is a trade brewing between the Atlanta Braves and Detroit Tigers cen...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  13. Detroit is loving Delmon

    Jim Bowden

    In retrospect, it could have been a monumental error. After injuring his left oblique in Game 1 of the ALCS, Detroit Tigers left fielder Delmon Young was placed on the disabled list, effectively eliminating him from the series. Oddly enough, team...

    Blog | October 15, 2011
  14. Look for Rangers to run in Game 3

    Jim Bowden

    Down two games to none, the Detroit Tigers are happily returning home, but they'll receive no reprieve from Texas' offensive onslaught. Nelson Cruz's walk-off grand slam almost seemed to capture all of the problems facing the Tigers, some over which ...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  15. Tigers' lack of depth becoming a factor

    Jim Bowden

    Detroit Tigers at Texas Rangers Though it seemed as though Tigers manager Jim Leyland pushed all the right buttons up to this point, his players must execute if they are put in positions to succeed. In Game 1 of the ALCS, one Tiger didn't get the jo...

    Blog | October 09, 2011
  16. Keys to victory in ALCS

    Jim Bowden

    The Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers followed very similar paths to the American League Championship Series. Over the last 12 months, both signed impact free agents and made shrewd trades for undervalued players in the offseason and at the July 31 tr...

    Blog | October 08, 2011