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  1. 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
  2. Buzz: Addison Russell is coming soon

    Jim Bowden

    PHOENIX -- When bouncing around the Cactus League you pick up a lot of good gossip. It's a very relaxed atmosphere, and after talking to managers and coaches, players, and team executives and general managers here's some of the buzz I've collecte...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  3. 10 guys scouts are raving about

    Jim Bowden

    While you never like to put too much stock in spring training performance, there is no question that scouts, coaches and execs take notice when a player looks particularly good during camp. I'm not talking about the stat sheet, but rather their actio...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  4. Seattle should sign Santana and Morales

    Jim Bowden

    All the Seattle Mariners needed to become relevant again was Robinson Cano. Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik also made some other shrewd moves, signing free agents Corey Hart and Fernando Rodney, as well as trading for Logan Morrison. Bu...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  5. 10 undervalued fantasy targets

    Jim Bowden

    Most fantasy baseball players are going to have the usual suspects atop their draft boards: Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera, Andrew McCutchen. However, to "win" drafts, the key is to find the undervalued players. Perhaps a player is coming off of an ...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  6. Elite pitchers set for big 2015 paydays

    Jim Bowden

    Clayton Kershaw's seven-year, $215 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers has set the ceiling for next offseason's free-agent starting pitching market. This is a significant event for a market that's seen record-breaking deals for almost every...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  7. The missing link for every AL team

    Jim Bowden

    On Tuesday, I focused on the missing piece for every National League team heading in to spring training, and today we turn our attention to the American League. AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST Houston Astros Missing link: Pitching prospects Solution:...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  8. Offseason grades thus far: AL

    Jim Bowden

    Entering the offseason, the 2013 free agent class was generally regarded as one of the weaker ones in recent memory. Thus, most industry insiders were banking on a healthy trade market to develop and they were right. In addition to the generous ...

    Blog | December 14, 2013
  9. Eight big names who could be traded

    Jim Bowden

    General managers have been feasting this offseason on blockbuster trades and huge free-agent acquisitions. Some of the game's biggest names -- Prince Fielder, Ian Kinsler, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Brian McCann -- have new homes, as do major players such ...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  10. Four trades for Jeff Samardzija

    Jim Bowden

    Should the Chicago Cubs trade Jeff Samardzija? Certainly their priority is to re-sign their ace right-hander to a long-term contract. However, if they enter the winter meetings without closure to negotiations with Samardzija, don't be surprised if...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  11. One deal for every AL team

    Jim Bowden

    On Monday I offered up one move I'd like to see for every team in the National League, and today we will cover the AL clubs. AL East Baltimore Orioles The Move: Sign Matt Garza to a four-year, $60 million deal. Why: The Orioles have ...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  12. These teams won't miss playoffs in 2014

    Jim Bowden

    With the introduction of a second wild-card team in 2012, teams are in the postseason hunt later and longer than ever. Three teams in particular were expected to contend for a playoff berth but fell short for various reasons. What sets them apart is ...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  13. Ranking aces of AL contenders

    Jim Bowden

    On Monday, I ranked all the National League aces of postseason contenders. The list featured a mixture of young power arms and seasoned veterans with postseason experience. What's more important: ability or experience? While veteran savvy is importan...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  14. Ranking bullpens for October contenders

    Jim Bowden

    A simple fact of the baseball postseason is you don't get in without a strong bullpen, and you certainly don't survive without one. These teams believe in their pens, and they tend to especially have supreme confidence in their closer. Almost inva...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  15. 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
  16. Prospects I would call up in September

    Jim Bowden

    Despite the minor league season being almost complete, the education and training of some young top prospects isn't necessarily over. With major league rosters expanding in September, it's a great time for clubs to get a first glimpse of their top pr...

    Blog | August 28, 2013