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  1. MLB has never had more parity

    Jim Bowden

    One of the main purposes of ESPN Insider's Future Power Rankings is to offer fans hope. Even if your team is bad now, it might be really good in three years. The rankings are designed to peer into the projected future. However, this year's FPR als...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Fernandez tops rookie rankings again

    Jim Bowden

    As we head into the final weeks of the season, the one thing that really stands out is how much stronger the National League rookie class is than that of the American League and how deep this rookie class is in starting pitching -- with six hurlers m...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  4. Bowden's rookie rankings

    Jim Bowden

    With less than two months left in the 2013 season, we're heading down the stretch for this season's top rookies. It's been a list dominated thus far by National League pitchers such as Shelby Miller, Jose Fernandez and Julio Teheran, to name a fe...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  5. MLB Rookie Rankings: Puig rising

    Jim Bowden

    "Puig-mania" is alive and well in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig has been in the big leagues for just a little more than a week, but he already has skyrocketed to the No. 2 spot on my Rookie Rankings after a historic debut wee...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  6. Ranking MLB's Top 10 rookies

    Jim Bowden

    Among this year's crop of top prospects, some of the bigger, more well-known names are starting the season in the minor leagues. By now Oscar Taveras, Wil Myers and Jurickson Profar are no longer anonymous farmhands but familiar names. Reasons why th...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Ranking contenders' late-inning relievers

    Jim Bowden

    At this point in the year most contending teams have solidified the front of their starting rotations and have a single effective closer. And whiles aces and closers get the glory, almost equally important for contending clubs is how well their seven...

    Blog | September 04, 2012