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  1. Five takeaways from Opening Day

    Jim Bowden

    A large slate of games Monday offered glimpses of what could be an exciting 2014 season. There were unexpected performances (Alejandro De Aza's two home runs) and disappointing ones (Cliff Lee's eight earned runs in five innings), too, as well as a w...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  2. When will Trout's reign end?

    Jim Bowden

    Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout clearly has established himself as the best player in Major League Baseball. He is ranked No. 1 in the "Baseball Tonight" 100, and he will be the favorite to remain on the top of this list for the next five ye...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  3. Long-term deal still likely for Mike Trout

    Jim Bowden

    One of the big stories of spring training has been Mike Trout's long-term contract negotiations with the Los Angeles Angels. The 22-year-old agreed to a deal Wednesday, but it was not the multiyear deal many fans were hoping for. Instead, Trout ag...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Reviewing my 10 bold predictions

    Jim Bowden

    Every year at some point during spring training, I offer my 10 bold predictions for the season. Instead of offering the obvious, I try to go out on a limb and prognosticate what most people wouldn't expect. The tough part of that equation is at the e...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  6. Young stars who I'd sign long-term now

    Jim Bowden

    Major League Baseball is loaded with more impact stars who are non-arbitration eligible than the game has seen in decades. Although teams can control the salaries of these young stars for the first three years of their service time, it won't be long ...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  7. MLB - Who's better - Shelby Miller or Matt Harvey?

    Jim Bowden

    Jim Bowden compares Shelby Miller and Matt Harvey in our side-by-side analysis.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2013
  8. How to fix the L.A. teams

    Jim Bowden

    No, it isn't a very happy time in Southern California. SoCal fans just watched as the Lakers and Clippers got bounced out of the NBA playoffs in the first round, while the Dodgers and Angels have looked like they might not even make the playoffs. ...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  9. 10 bold predictions for 2013 season

    Jim Bowden

    With Friday's news of right-hander Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers agreeing to a record-setting contract, the drama of whether baseball's best pitcher would see free agency in two years came to an end. Some could say it was predictable in...

    Blog | March 30, 2013
  10. MLB - Who's better - Mike Trout or Bryce Harper

    Jim Bowden

    Jim Bowden compares Mike Trout and Bryce Harper in our side-by-side analysis.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2013
  11. Doubts growing about Cubs prospects

    Jim Bowden

    MESA, Ariz. -- It's telling that the Chicago Cubs leapt 10 places in ESPN.com's Future Power Rankings, jumping from 16th to sixth in only one season. Both the major-league club and farm system saw significant additions, but that won't stop another la...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  12. Sign these guys long term right now

    Jim Bowden

    The phrase "timing is everything" might be cliche, but when it comes to deciding to which young superstar he should offer a multiyear contract, a general manager's timing must be impeccable, as is his organization's evaluation and projection of a pla...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  13. 10 youngsters 'winning' their auditions

    Jim Bowden

    For top prospects like Will Middlebrooks, Jurickson Profar and Wil Myers (and Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, before them), it's only matter of time before they are given starting positions and become stars in their respective lineups. Then there ar...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  14. Rangers can't match what Angels did

    Jim Bowden

    Mike Trout is putting himself in position to win not only AL Rookie of the Year but AL MVP, and his general manager is making a case for executive of the year. By swinging a blockbuster for Zack Greinke on Friday, Los Angeles Angels GM Jerry Dipoto h...

    Blog | July 28, 2012
  15. Trumbo, not Pujols, is Angels' MVP so far

    Jim Bowden

    When the Los Angeles Angels dropped a 10-year, $240 million contract on Albert Pujols, the No. 1 free agent this past offseason, the media and fans immediately turned their attention toward Anaheim. The three-time National League Most Valuable Player...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  16. Five rookies with best long-term futures

    Jim Bowden

    You know them, though you might not remember them. We're talking about rookie flashes in the pan -- Joe Charboneau, Bob Hamelin and Bobby Crosby, to name a few. However, you remember the rookies who go on to Hall of Fame careers, guys like Cal Ripken...

    Blog | May 30, 2012