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  1. Prospects to keep an eye on this spring

    Jim Bowden

    One of the most exciting aspects of spring training for me is the opportunity to put eyes on some of the top prospects in baseball, to see how they are developing and whether their timetables have moved up, moved back or stayed on pace. This week ...

    Blog | March 01, 2015
  2. Pitchers and catchers to watch this spring

    Jim Bowden

    Pitchers and catchers for nearly all MLB teams have reported by now, and the drama is ongoing. We are already monitoring injuries, trade rumors, comebacks and how players on new teams are fitting in. I'll be in Arizona and Florida at various times th...

    Blog | February 22, 2015
  3. Offseason report card for all teams

    Jim Bowden

    Report card time! With most of the offseason moves complete, it's time to check in and see how teams graded this offseason. My last check-in was Dec. 12, just after the crazy winter-meetings week of moves, but plenty has changed since then. With t...

    Blog | February 17, 2015
  4. Bits: Shields' snafu, DH talk with Manfred

    Jim Bowden

    Before the offseason began, I projected that James Shields would receive a five-year deal for around a $100 million (or a $20 million average annual value). But I also wrote that there was a question as to whether he would get that fifth year. I can ...

    Blog | February 05, 2015
  5. Updated landing spots for Max Scherzer

    Jim Bowden

    Here we are in the middle of January and the industry's No. 1 free agent, Max Scherzer, is still unsigned. So I spent this week checking with as many sources as possible, on teams and otherwise, to find out what is really going on with the elite star...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  6. Players who benefit from 'non-moves'

    Jim Bowden

    General managers use the offseason to improve their teams at various positions via free agency, trades, waiver claims and international signings. This offseason, we've witnessed more player movement than we've seen in more than a decade, and aggressi...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  7. Missing link for every NL team

    Jim Bowden

    Just as I did with the American League on Wednesday, here's the missing link for each NL team and potential solutions: Atlanta Braves The Braves' offseason has been all about building for the opening of their new stadium in 2017. Braves GM Joh...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  8. Update on market for Shields

    AJ Mass

    The market for free agent James Shields appears to be getting smaller. According to ESPN.com's Jim Bowden, the San Francisco Giants are "out" on the pitcher, and while the Boston Red Sox met with Shields at the Winter Meetings, they still "haven't ha...

    Blog | January 04, 2015
  9. Likely landing spots for James Shields

    Jim Bowden

    James Shields has pitched more than 200 innings and won double-digit games eight consecutive years with a 3.64 ERA during that time, and as the leader of the Kansas City Royals' pitching staff, he was instrumental in the development of many of their ...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  10. Most likely landing spots for Max Scherzer

    Jim Bowden

    Max Scherzer is considered the No. 1 free agent in this year's class and is expected to get the largest contract of the offseason. In fact, I predicted he will get a seven-year, $189 million deal, a prediction I stand behind despite the fact that he ...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  11. Five potential trades for Justin Upton

    Jim Bowden

    When the offseason began, many insiders believed a trio of power-hitting outfielders would be dealt, including former Dodger Matt Kemp, former Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes and the Braves' Justin Upton. Kemp already has been traded (to the Pad...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  12. Offseason grades thus far for all 30 teams

    Jim Bowden

    With the (transaction-filled) winter meetings complete, it's time to check in on how teams have done so far this offseason. Below, each team received a letter grade, with explanation. There's plenty of action left to happen, of course, but with the n...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  13. And the next dominoes to fall will be ...

    Jim Bowden

    Now that Jon Lester has decided to call Chicago home, agreeing to a six-year, $155 million deal with the Cubs, it's time for the next dominoes to fall. What's next on the agenda? The players below have been waiting patiently for one of the "big fi...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  14. Top targets, fallback options for all teams

    Jim Bowden

    A look at the top target(s) and fallback options for every MLB team: AL East Baltimore Orioles' top targets: Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis The Orioles are focused on just keeping their own players and have a four-year offer on the table for ...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  15. How do the Giants replace Sandoval?

    Jim Bowden

    The San Francisco Giants have won the World Series every other year since 2010, and the departure of Pablo Sandoval to the Boston Red Sox via free agency makes it even more likely the Giants will continue that pattern of not being able to repeat as...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  16. Dissecting the Rays' managerial search

    Jim Bowden

    With some offseason dominoes having already fallen around Major League Baseball, let's check in with the latest buzz on the biggest topics around the sport: The Tampa Bay Rays' managerial search The Rays' managerial search took another bizarre ...

    Blog | November 23, 2014