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  1. Top 10 free-agent signings of 2013

    Jim Bowden

    The cream of the 2013 free-agent crop was obvious and expensive. Teams entered the offseason flush with cash and spent prodigiously. Outfielder Josh Hamilton was the best position player, while B.J. Upton and Michael Bourn followed not far behind...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  2. Ranking the offseason for all 30 teams

    Jim Bowden

    It was an active offseason that witnessed the trade of a Cy Young Award winner, several large, multiteam trades and an inflated free-agent market. So to evaluate and rank the offseason of all 30 teams, I took into account the following factors: &...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  3. Best fits, predictions for remaining FAs

    Jim Bowden

    In about a month, pitchers and catchers will be reporting for spring training, and yet several significant free agents remain unemployed. Some were even once thought to be among the best in this offseason's free agent class, but because of bad timing...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  4. Scott Boras still holds all the cards

    Jim Bowden

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Last year, well into January, Prince Fielder remained unsigned. But as colleague Jerry Crasnick wrote at the time, it wasn't going to cause his agent, Scott Boras, to sweat: "In Boras' world view, the trade market is almost tapped...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  5. Michael Bourn is this year's Jayson Werth

    Jim Bowden

    When I made my predictions for how much each of the top free agents would get this winter, I had Michael Bourn getting the third-biggest deal of anyone, behind Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke. Not only is Bourn coming off the best season of his car...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  6. Agents to watch at winter meetings

    Jim Bowden

    Make no mistake -- Scott Boras is always the headliner among agents at baseball's annual winter meetings. He loves the limelight and will make sure to walk by the media area at optimum times and hold court. He's always entertaining, and his strong...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  7. Best fits for 10 elite free agents

    Jim Bowden

    Every team entering the offseason would love a shot at even one (if not several) of the top available players on the free-agent market. But that often only comes with a particular equilibrium of financial resources and baseball needs. Below are 1...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  8. Putting a price on Josh Hamilton, Zack Greinke, Michael Bourn and...

    Jim Bowden

    Former MLB GM Jim Bowden details how much each of the top 50 free agents is likely to get and provides the best fits for each of them.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2012
  9. What's next for Orioles, Nationals?

    Jim Bowden

    It was a summer of success for baseball's mid-Atlantic teams. After much losing over the past decade, both the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals took their divisions by storm. One surprised, the other finally arrived, but both buoyed fan bas...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  10. What's next for Atlanta and Texas?

    Jim Bowden

    After more than seven months and 162 games, the Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers won 93 and 94 games, respectively. Their seasons ended in the span of three hours, as they became the first teams to lose in MLB's new wild-card elimination game form...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  11. 5 FAs who could boost stock in October

    Jim Bowden

    In 2004, outfielder Carlos Beltran came into the season making $9 million on a one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals. By the time 2005 spring training rolled around, he was with the New York Mets making $119 million on a seven-year contract w...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  12. Best fits for top free agents

    Jim Bowden

    As end of the regular season approaches, every major league club that plans to delve into the free-agent market has its best scouts at the ballpark looking at the best guys who will be available during the offseason. They are evaluating every plate a...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  13. 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
  14. Bourn fills Braves' needs perfectly

    Jim Bowden

    The Atlanta Braves have acquired center fielder and leadoff hitter Michael Bourn from the Houston Astros in exchange for outfielder Jordan Schafer, left-handed pitcher Brett Oberholtzer and right-handers Paul Clemens and Juan Abreu. Bourn, 28, was...

    Blog | July 31, 2011
  15. Five deadline deals we could see

    Jim Bowden

    The 2011 trade deadline has arrived and the 30 major league clubs now have just a few more hours remaining to make one final trade that won't require trade waivers. It's the last chance for contending teams to make trades without any risk of getting ...

    Blog | July 31, 2011