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  1. Ranking the World Series players, 1-50

    Jim Bowden

    With the start of the World Series just two days away, let's take a look at both rosters. Every year someone rises to the occasion and has a profound impact. It could be one of the team's stars, or it could be a role player called upon to do a specif...

    Blog | October 19, 2014
  2. Dayton Moore's blueprint worked in KC

    Jim Bowden

    It's time for Kansas City Royals GM Dayton Moore and his entire baseball operations department to stand and take a bow. Their blueprint worked. It might have taken a few years longer than they preferred, but it worked. Moore was hired as Royals...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  3. What's next for the St. Louis Cardinals?

    Jim Bowden

    Of all the postseason teams, the St. Louis Cardinals have the least amount of work to do this offseason. GM John Mozeliak has built this team for the long haul, and the only significant free agent he has to be concerned about is All-Star reliever Pat...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  4. What's next for the Baltimore Orioles?

    Jim Bowden

    The Baltimore Orioles got an early start to their offseason when they extended the contract of J.J. Hardy on a three-year, $40 million extension earlier this month. However, that's just the beginning of a few big decisions ahead for general manager D...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  5. What's next for the Washington Nationals?

    Jim Bowden

    Regardless of what happens in the National League East this offseason, the Washington Nationals will be heavy favorites to repeat as NL East champions again in 2015. But that doesn't mean they'll have a quiet offseason. The Nats have decisions to ...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  6. What's next for the Los Angeles Dodgers?

    Jim Bowden

    The Los Angeles Dodgers' offseason begins with ownership making a decision on the status of GM Ned Colletti and manager Don Mattingly. Multiple media outlets are reporting that Mattingly's job is safe, but Colleti's job could be in jeopardy. Once tho...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  7. Whats next for the Los Angeles Angels?

    Jim Bowden

    The Los Angeles Angels finished the regular season with the American League's best record, but their questionable starting rotation let them down in the short division series against the Kansas City Royals. There is no doubt Angels general manager Je...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  8. What's next for the Detroit Tigers?

    Jim Bowden

    The Detroit Tigers' first order of business this offseason will be to address their impending free agents. This includes their staff ace Max Scherzer, team MVP Victor Martinez, clubhouse leader Torii Hunter and setup man Joba Chamberlain. The Tigers ...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  9. What's next for the Oakland Athletics?

    Jim Bowden

    The Oakland Athletics' front office is in the process of determining their offseason game plan, but one thing they have made clear to me: They have no plans to trade Josh Donaldson or Jeff Samardzija, at least not at this time. That doesn't necessari...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  10. Ranking the MLB playoff lineups

    Jim Bowden

    We ranked the playoff rotations and starting pitchers Monday and the playoff bullpens Tuesday; today we rank -- and discuss -- the lineups of the nine remaining playoff teams. 1. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB ranks (regular season): Runs: 6th | OPS: 3rd...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  11. Ranking the playoff bullpens

    Jim Bowden

    We ranked the playoff rotations and starting pitchers Monday; today we rank -- and discuss -- the bullpens of the 10 playoff teams. 1. Kansas City Royals Closer: Greg Holland Setup man: Wade Davis Situational righties: Kelvin Herrera, Aaron Cr...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  12. Playoff starting pitcher, rotation rankings

    Jim Bowden

    The most important element of every major league team in the playoffs is its starting rotation; it's the closest equivalent to a quarterback on an NFL team or the top three players on an NBA team. History has shown us that elite starting pitching has...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  13. John Hart's offseason to-do list

    Jim Bowden

    Longtime executive John Hart has been offered the full-time general manager job (and senior VP) with the Atlanta Braves, and I think he will take it (although it might be for only the next three years before he passes the torch to 35-year-old John Co...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  14. Players who are poised to rebound in '15

    Jim Bowden

    Every year there are players who underachieve, and when it happens, opposing general managers pick up the phone and call that team's GM to find out if they can "steal" the player in a trade. GMs view players with the same mindset they do the stock ma...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  15. The secrets to the Cardinals' success

    Jim Bowden

    They trailed the Milwaukee Brewers for the first five months of the season, were trudging along at six games over .500 as recently as Aug. 12 and have had to hold off the surging Pittsburgh Pirates, but there the St. Louis Cardinals sit, right back o...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  16. Possible pennant race X factors

    Jim Bowden

    It's coming down to the wire, and every game counts in the pennant race. With several teams still clinging to postseason hopes, even the slightest developments -- an injury, a surprise performance, an emerging rookie -- can make the difference. These...

    Blog | September 05, 2014