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  1. 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
  2. Lessons from the offseason thus far

    Jim Bowden

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The hot stove season typically doesn't get white-hot until the winter meetings, but general managers decided to break the rules this year and we've seen tons of action already, with the Robinson Cano contract and Prince Fiel...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Baseball's best bargains of 2013

    Jim Bowden

    Let's be honest, the top two position players in last year's free-agent class were complete disasters. Outfielder B.J. Upton has reciprocated his five-year, $72.5 million deal with the Atlanta Braves by posting a .183 AVG/.265 OBP/.294 OPS slash...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  5. Who will land Jose Abreu?

    Jim Bowden

    Over the past few years we've seen a trio of Cuban defectors receive big free-agent contracts and subsequently take the league by storm. Aroldis Chapman, Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig all came to the majors with a lot of hype, and thus far all have...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  6. Daniels, Dombrowski must prepare to act

    Jim Bowden

    In the face of apparently overwhelming evidence, Ryan Braun has relented. Major League Baseball suspended the Milwaukee Brewers left fielder on Monday for the remainder of the 2013 seasons, which amounts to 65 games. He avoided suspension in 2012 ...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  7. Jurickson Profar must play every day

    Jim Bowden

    If the following scenario sounds keenly familiar to Texas Rangers fans, it should. A veteran player realizes he must move to another position to make room for a young budding star, despite making the All-Star team and earning a Gold Glove the prio...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  8. Lohse could wait until after MLB draft

    Jim Bowden

    How does a veteran pitcher post a 16-3 record last season and not have a job just two weeks away from Opening Day? Such is the plight of right-hander Kyle Lohse. The Scott Boras client remains jobless and the market for him is razor thin. With tea...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  9. Future looks bright for Texas Rangers

    ESPNDallas.com

    By sticking to the plan and staying patient, the Texas Rangers have ensured they'll be competitive for years to come. ESPN asked three of their top baseball analysts -- Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney -- to rank all 30 teams in five differe...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  10. MLB - Future Power Rankings 2013 (Nos. 15-1)

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney bring you the latest installment of the Future Power Rankings, looking at how well each team is set up for sustained success.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2013
  11. 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
  12. PED mess a tough spot for Rizzo, Daniels

    Jim Bowden

    There is nothing worse for a general manager than to be blindsided by allegations of impropriety by one of your players. True or false, the news causes an immediate maelstrom of controversy, uncertainty and turmoil. And that's exactly what happen...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  13. 5 best moves yet to be made

    Jim Bowden

    We've already seen plenty of wheeling and dealing this winter, but there are some teams with holes still to fill. Here are five moves out there to be made that would change the fortunes of a few contenders. 1. Texas Rangers-Miami Marlins trade ...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  14. Texas assistant GM talks Justin Upton, offseason

    Richard Durrett

    Texas Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine was on The Front Office on MLB Network Radio, featuring ESPN.com contributor Jim Bowden and co-host Jim Duquette, on Sunday and shared some interesting thoughts, including the fact that the Rangers ...

    Blog | December 24, 2012
  15. The next top prospects to be traded

    Jim Bowden

    It's not very often we have an offseason in which so many of the game's top prospects are traded, but that's exactly what's happened this winter with the Kansas City Royals dealing Wil Myers to the Tampa Bay Rays as part of the package for starter Ja...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  16. Hamilton to Angels, Dickey next?

    Jim Bowden

    For the second straight year, the Los Angeles Angels have swooped in to land the biggest free agent out there, signing Josh Hamilton to a five-year deal worth $125 million. The Angels got incredible production from Torii Hunter last year, so Hamil...

    Blog | December 13, 2012