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  1. Five hidden gems in offseason trades

    Jim Bowden

    This has been one of the most exciting, whirlwind offseasons in recent memory, loaded with major trades. High-profile players such as Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Jimmy Rollins, Howie Kendrick, Jason Heyward, Josh Donaldson, Yoenis Cespedes and Jeff Sama...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Upcoming hitter FAs who could be traded

    Jim Bowden

    Much of the talk these days is about the current crop of free agents, but what about next year's crop? Those players could be in demand via trade between now and the July 31 trade deadline. On Tuesday, we looked at top-10 pitchers set to be free agen...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  5. Potential winter meetings trades

    Jim Bowden

    As we are just a week away from the Major League Baseball winter meetings in San Diego, we are reminded of how much fun trading can be -- particularly when clubs get together to make three-way blockbusters. It was just five years ago at the winter...

    Blog | November 30, 2014
  6. 10 bold predictions for this offseason

    Jim Bowden

    Major League Baseball's offseason is in full swing, complete with 13-year contracts, a trade including a Gold Glover and a good, young pitcher, and a key free-agent signing or two. But that's just the beginning of this wild and wooly offseason. W...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  7. Seven potential breakout players in 2013

    Jim Bowden

    There's an old scouting adage: "He'll tell us when he's ready." While that mainly pertains to gauging minor league players and their major league readiness, it also applies to young major leaguers trying to live up to their potential and looking f...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Teams set for quick turnarounds in 2013

    Jim Bowden

    As the pennant races come down the stretch, many teams already have set their sights on 2013. There are three that stand out to me as poised to make a quick turnaround. In fact, two of the three teams won their division in 2011, and all three have se...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  12. X factors for contenders down the stretch

    Jim Bowden

    With a little more than six weeks remaining in the 2012 season, tight divisional races and young, ultra-talented players have made this season one of the most exciting in years. There are easily 20 teams still within seven games of making the pla...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  13. Bowden's Bullets: Headley to Dodgers?

    Jim Bowden

    Conventional wisdom approaching this year's July 31 trade deadline said there would be more buyers than sellers. While that has indeed turned out to be the case, a couple of factors have complicated many possible trade scenarios. First, the new Co...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  14. Five potential trades for Justin Upton

    Jim Bowden

    Let's clear up some things about Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton and the rumors he might be traded. First, understand that general manager Kevin Towers is always willing to listen to trade ideas when other GMs ask about Upton, his bes...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  15. The 10 best contracts in baseball

    Jim Bowden

    It is really difficult to compare the best contracts in baseball based on the present salary infrastructure. To compare and rank them, you have to take into account arbitration eligibility, free-agent years and non-arbitration years. In addition, one...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  16. McCutchen's tricky contract negotiation

    Jim Bowden

    It's been reported throughout the year that the Pittsburgh Pirates would like to sign Andrew McCutchen to a long-term deal of five or six years that would buy out his arbitration years, as well as a year or two of potential free agency. McCutchen and...

    Blog | September 13, 2011