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  1. Robinson Cano agrees to deal with Seattle Mariners

    Enrique Rojas

    Robinson Cano and the Seattle Mariners have agreed to sign a 10-year, $240 million contract, a source told ESPNdeportes.com on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2013
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  3. Moving the "immovable" contracts

    Jim Bowden

    In 2008, the Toronto Blue Jays shocked the baseball world when they signed outfielder Vernon Wells to a seven-year, $126 million deal. His career .319 OBP and a dismal 2009 season and perceived decline as well as a base salary that escalated to $21 m...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  4. Yanks' third-base options after A-Rod

    Jim Bowden

    The New York Yankees should be pleased with how Alex Rodriguez has played since his return from hip surgery and the disabled list. His bat speed and ability to hit a good fastball have improved considerably compared to where he was at the end of the ...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  5. Yanks eye potential monster 2014 FA class

    Jim Bowden

    The New York Yankees have been relatively inactive this offseason, but that doesn't mean general manager Brian Cashman hasn't been busy. Fans might wonder why their team, which has historically used free agency to fortify its roster, would limit ...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  6. Anyone can win the AL East

    Jim Bowden

    During my entire 15-year career in baseball as a GM and through today, commissioner Bud Selig has emphasized improving the game's competitive balance. He said his goal was for all 30 clubs' fan bases to have "hope and faith" on Opening Day that t...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Time to blow up the Yankees

    Jim Bowden

    Let's consider these facts from ESPN's Stats & Information department regarding the New York Yankees' historically poor performance in the American League Championship Series: • The Yankees' .188 batting average in the 2012 postseason i...

    Blog | October 20, 2012
  9. Yankees must spend to solve problems

    Jim Bowden

    On March 1, Brian Cashman's job got a lot more difficult. That's when the New York Yankees' general manager was reading the headlines Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner made when he said the Yankees would get their payroll below $189 million by 2014....

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  10. Putting a price on Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and the other to...

    Jim Bowden

    Former MLB GM Jim Bowden details how much he would pay each of the top 50 free agents and provides the best fits for each of them.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2011
  11. Breaking down Sunday's MLB matchups

    Jim Bowden

    A quick breakdown of each of Sunday's three MLB postseason games: Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees Max Scherzer has struggled against Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin and Mark Teixeira -- giving up three hits to each of them in his career --...

    Blog | October 02, 2011
  12. Keys to Game 1 of both ALDS

    Jim Bowden

    Here's what I'll be looking for as I watch Game 1 of both American League Division Series tonight. Detroit Tigers-New York Yankees * Realistically, Detroit ace Justin Verlander has to beat CC Sabathia for the Tigers to have a chance of win...

    Blog | September 30, 2011
  13. MLB: The New York Yankees' 2011 fate and 2012 prospects

    Baseball Prospectus, Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski

    Jim Bowden, Baseball Prospectus and Dan Szymborski have combined for the Kiss 'Em Goodbye series, a look at every team's 2011 fate -- once it's eliminated -- with a look ahead to 2012 and beyond. This is the entry for the New York Yankees.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2011
  14. Evaluating five Facebook trade scenarios

    Jim Bowden

    Editor's Note: Jim Bowden selected five trade scenarios from more than 600 proposed by friends of the ESPN Baseball Tonight Facebook page. His analysis of each trade is included below. ***** PROPOSAL NO. 1 Facebook friend: Jimmy Maricle Tra...

    Blog | July 23, 2011
  15. First-guessing the AL All-Stars

    Jim Bowden

    In baseball, everybody likes to second-guess. It doesn't matter whether it's the manager's eighth-inning double-switch, the GM's trade three years later or the pitcher's 2-2 slider that's hit out of the park. It's easy, after something doesn't work o...

    Blog | June 21, 2011
  16. Finding the right spot for Fielder

    Jim Bowden

    Here are the top seven teams that should pursue Prince Fielder come November, when he can become a free agent: 1. Baltimore Orioles The Orioles are the best fit for Prince Fielder. Peter Angelos, the Orioles' owner, has not spent the money on a...

    Blog | June 15, 2011