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  1. How I'd fix the Diamondbacks

    Jim Bowden

    Entering the season, many people saw the Arizona Diamondbacks as a .500 team with an outside shot at the playoffs. After a 4-14 start, those postseason odds seem remote because not only is this team losing, it's getting crushed -- with a run differen...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  2. 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
  3. MLB Future Power Rankings 2013 update

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law & Buster Olney

    Keith Law, Jim Bowden and Buster Olney rank each team based on how well they are set up for sustained success.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Don't rule out a Profar-Taveras deal

    Jim Bowden

    A bad trade can haunt a general manager for life. I say this while assessing the positions in which St. Louis Cardinals GM John Mozeliak and Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels find themselves. Mind you, it's an enviable position; each GM is blessed to h...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. GM talks Elvis Andrus extension and Upton

    Richard Durrett

    Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels went on The Front Office on MLB Network Radio on Sunday with Jim Duquette and Jim Bowden (an ESPN.com contributor) and discussed a few things. Here's some of what he said: * Daniels reiterated that he does...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  10. Five outfielders most likely to be traded

    Jim Bowden

    With Wednesday's trade of Michael Morse from the Washington Nationals to the Seattle Mariners, one of the most likely traded outfielders came off the market. Along with Kendrys Morales and Raul Ibanez, Morse will stabilize the Mariners' moribund line...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Rangers, D-backs perfect trade partners

    Jim Bowden

    NASHVILLE -- Trades in Major League Baseball always seem to leave fans on one side unsatisfied. It's not because bad trades are taking place -- it's really about motive. Name a recent trade between two teams that made both teams better immediately. I...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  15. Bowden: Potential trades for Justin Upton

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN.com's Jim Bowden put together some trade ideas for Arizona outfielder Justin Upton. A few of them involve the Texas Rangers, including sending Elvis Andrus or Jurickson Profar to Arizona for Upton. But the Rangers are hesitant to trade either pl...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  16. Five trades for Justin Upton

    Jim Bowden

    As early as two years ago the Arizona Diamondbacks had already made it public they were open to listening to offers for outfielder Justin Upton. They never got an offer they liked, so they held on to him. That decision paid off in 2011 when Upton hit...

    Blog | November 19, 2012