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  1. GM awards for best trades, signings

    Jim Bowden

    I'm all packed with spring training just days away. So before I depart I thought it was time to give my offseason awards and hand out some hardware to the general managers for their offseason work. BEST OFFSEASON -- BIG-MARKET GM: Brian Cashman | ...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  2. The GM stars of winter

    Jim Bowden

    New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman certainly made the biggest splash this offseason, spending more than $440 million on free agents Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann and Masahiro Tanaka. After trading for Prince Fielder and s...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  3. 10 players likely to be traded by July 31

    Jim Bowden

    Baseball is witnessing the most competitive balance in more than two decades. As a result, general managers of contending teams already are preparing and targeting potential trade partners for the July 31 trade deadline. All the same, non-contenders ...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Possible relief targets for Yankees

    Jim Bowden

    There aren't many teams that could withstand losing a sure-fire future Hall of Famer. But the New York Yankees can. While much of Gotham was trying to figure out who the Yankees should target in trades, the fact is the Yankees own significant bull...

    Blog | May 05, 2012
  7. Early trade targets for GMs

    Jim Bowden

    When it comes to the July 31 trade deadline, good things do not come to those who wait. With the first month of the season in the books, general managers around the major leagues already have begun to deploy scouts to evaluate other teams and thei...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  8. 30 teams, 30 questions for spring training

    Jim Bowden

    Heading into spring training, every general manager has a list of questions that he wants answered. Whether that's seeing if a player has rebounded from surgery or if an aging veteran has any gas left in the tank. It might be a position battle that n...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  9. MLB - Future Power Rankings 2012 (Nos. 30-21)

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney

    ESPN Insider kicks off it's first edition of the MLB Future Power Rankings, as Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney break down how well each team is set up for sustained success.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2012
  10. Bowden's Bullets: The Yankees and Gio

    Jim Bowden

    * The New York Yankees have been reluctant to move top pitching prospects Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances for all the right reasons. However, if Oakland shops southpaw Gio Gonzalez, who has one of the best left-handed breaking balls in the AL...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  11. The AL payroll picture

    Jim Bowden

    Whether they're in a pennant race or not, major-league general managers are already working feverishly on next year's team. Between now and the rest of the season, they are keeping an eye on every player who will be eligible for free agency. They wan...

    Blog | August 25, 2011
  12. 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
  13. Prospects worth getting from buyers

    Jim Bowden

    Most fans are following the trade negotiations involving players like Hunter Pence, Carlos Beltran and Heath Bell because they are the biggest, sexiest names being discussed among the 30 major league teams. However, fans should also be following the ...

    Blog | July 22, 2011
  14. Ideal trades for AL contenders

    Jim Bowden

    Yesterday, I broke down the NL "buyers" for this year's trade deadline, so today it's the AL's turn. Teams are listed with their needs, ideal acquisitions and what reality will ultimately dictate. BOSTON RED SOX Primary needs: Right-handed-h...

    Blog | July 21, 2011
  15. Games the GMs really cared about

    Jim Bowden

    Most major league teams have played between 64 and 67 games of their 162-game schedule, which means there are still 95 and 98 games remaining. However, if your team is in first or second place on June 14, you feel it, you smell it, you crave and you ...

    Blog | June 14, 2011