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  1. Futures Gamers who could be traded

    Jim Bowden

    Sunday's SiriusXM Futures Game at Target Field in Minnesota is an annual opportunity for general managers, assistant GMs, scouting directors and scouts to see the very best prospects in one game. In my years as GM, I always sent at least two of my to...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  2. What would it take to get Bartolo Colon?

    Jim Bowden

    Over the course of July, Jim Bowden will look at a number of high-profile trade candidates and explain what it would take for certain clubs to acquire that player. Player: Bartolo Colon | RHP | New York Mets Possible destinations: Baltimore Ori...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  3. What would it take to get Jason Hammel?

    Jim Bowden

    Over the course of July, Jim Bowden will be looking at a number of high-profile trade candidates and explain what it would take for certain clubs to acquire that player. Note that this file was posted prior to the trade sending Hammel to the Athletic...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  4. 15 pitchers who could be traded

    Jim Bowden

    With MLB's trade deadline just five weeks away, there are currently 22 teams within six games of a playoff slot. This means just eight teams can be considered "sellers" at this juncture, and some of those teams consider themselves in either "hold" or...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  5. Five GM candidates for San Diego

    Jim Bowden

    The San Diego Padres have begun the process of replacing general manager Josh Byrnes, who was fired on Sunday, with insiders saying that in all likelihood the hiring will come outside of the organization. This despite the fact the Padres have se...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  6. Rookie Rankings: Tanaka dominating

    Jim Bowden

    As we near the halfway point in the season, a dozen rookies are having impact upon their pennant-chasing teams thus far. Let's look at my latest rankings and assess the best of the 2014 rookie class. 1. Masahiro Tanaka | RHP | New York Yankees ...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  7. Five trade ideas involving David Price

    Jim Bowden

    The top-of-the-rotation pitcher most likely to be traded between now and the trade deadline is David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays. Jeff Samardzija and Cliff Lee are also in the conversation, but the Cubs still could re-sign Samardzija, and a Lee trade...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  8. Fantasy meets reality: Bowden's take

    Jim Bowden

    With Eric Karabell on a well-deserved vacation this week, we've got a week of guest bloggers filling in. Jim Bowden, former GM of the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals, is our leadoff batter Monday. You can read more of Jim's work over on The ...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  9. Yankees have the prospects for a big deal

    Jim Bowden

    The New York Yankees are famous for signing big-name free agents. And when you sign big-name free agents, you usually have to forfeit top draft picks. As a result, the Yankees have been criticized within the baseball circles for having a relatively w...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  10. Surprising starts to believe, not believe

    Jim Bowden

    MLB teams have now played approximately 25 percent of their regular-season games, and as much as we'd like to think you can just multiply their wins or statistics by four to see how the season will play out, we all know better. We do have, though...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  11. Top 10 early trade candidates

    Jim Bowden

    The July 31 trade deadline is a little less than three months away. While every team is focused primarily on the draft right now, they're also realizing that because of the sport's parity and competitive balance, there could be fewer "sellers" at thi...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  12. Rookie rankings: Tanaka leads the pack

    Jim Bowden

    With the season's first month in the books, rookies have quickly had significant impact on their teams. The New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals have new top-of-the-rotation rookie starters, the Atlanta Braves and Seattle Mariners are enjoying ple...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  13. My best and worst free-agent predictions

    Jim Bowden

    One of my favorite pieces I write every year is my free-agent predictions. For those unfamiliar, at the start of every offseason, I make my best guess at what each free agent's contract will look like and give a prediction of where he will sign. I...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  14. A Blue Jays rebuilding plan

    Jim Bowden

    We are only few days into the 2014 season and there is no reason for a team to panic if it gets off to a slow start -- unless you're the Toronto Blue Jays. For the Jays, it's time to accept the fact that they are not going to make the playoffs this y...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  15. Seven bold predictions for 2014

    Jim Bowden

    With the start of the 2014 season upon us, it's time to take a guess at what might happen this year. In this space last season, I predicted that Yasiel Puig would become an instant hit in Los Angeles and envisioned a last-place finish for the New...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  16. MLB has never had more parity

    Jim Bowden

    One of the main purposes of ESPN Insider's Future Power Rankings is to offer fans hope. Even if your team is bad now, it might be really good in three years. The rankings are designed to peer into the projected future. However, this year's FPR als...

    Blog | March 15, 2014