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  1. Tigers need a proven winner at the helm

    Jim Bowden

    The baseball world was taken a bit by surprise Monday morning with the news that Jim Leyland is stepping down as manager of the Detroit Tigers. I assumed that he'd want to take one more shot at the World Series with this talented team, but at age 68 ...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  2. 10 managers in limbo

    Jim Bowden

    Baseball is a results-oriented business. It can be brutal and sobering, especially those charged with managing a team. Injuries aren't their fault, and most of the time, neither are players who don't perform up to expectations or can't execute proper...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  3. Time for the NL to adopt the DH

    Jim Bowden

    On Sunday, MLB finished up the interleague portion of the schedule for 2012, and it was the end of interleague play as we know it. In 2013, the Houston Astros will move to the American League, which will give each league 15 teams and also give us int...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  4. How Prince Fielder ended up in Detroit

    Jim Bowden

    While Cecil Fielder launched home runs for the Detroit Tigers from 1990-96, legend has it his 12-year-old son, Prince, hit a home run into the upper deck of cavernous Tiger Stadium. Of course, legends are embellished, and Prince's shot merely wen...

    Blog | January 25, 2012
  5. Beltre injury hurts Rangers' D

    Jim Bowden

    While talking to Texas Rangers president and CEO Nolan Ryan yesterday, he intimated to me that when his team missed out on signing Cliff Lee last offseason, it had to switch to Plan B. He and his staff identified the best way to improve the Rangers' ...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  6. Look for Rangers to run in Game 3

    Jim Bowden

    Down two games to none, the Detroit Tigers are happily returning home, but they'll receive no reprieve from Texas' offensive onslaught. Nelson Cruz's walk-off grand slam almost seemed to capture all of the problems facing the Tigers, some over which ...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  7. Tigers' lack of depth becoming a factor

    Jim Bowden

    Detroit Tigers at Texas Rangers Though it seemed as though Tigers manager Jim Leyland pushed all the right buttons up to this point, his players must execute if they are put in positions to succeed. In Game 1 of the ALCS, one Tiger didn't get the jo...

    Blog | October 09, 2011
  8. Keys to victory in ALCS

    Jim Bowden

    The Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers followed very similar paths to the American League Championship Series. Over the last 12 months, both signed impact free agents and made shrewd trades for undervalued players in the offseason and at the July 31 tr...

    Blog | October 08, 2011
  9. Deeper Yankees have edge at home

    Jim Bowden

    There are few things more exciting than an elimination game, which is what we have in the Bronx tonight. Here's what I'm looking for in Game 5 of the ALDS between the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers: * Rookie Ivan Nova put together the qu...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  10. Dombrowski, Leyland a winning combo

    Jim Bowden

    After leading the Atlanta Braves to 14 straight National League East Division titles, there is little debate that John Schuerholz and Bobby Cox formed one of the best, if not the best, general manager/manager teams in the last 30 years. The duo worke...

    Blog | September 24, 2011