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  1. GMs with the toughest offseason jobs

    Jim Bowden

    Most assume the general managers of baseball's small-market teams have the toughest jobs in baseball. After all, when you're hamstrung by limited finances, it can be tough to win. However, it's the general managers of teams in baseball's biggest m...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  2. Five GMs who will make a deadline deal

    Jim Bowden

    We've already seen a number of general managers make some major moves before the trade deadline. Texas Rangers GM Jon Daniels acquired Matt Garza from the Chicago Cubs, and Dan Duquette improved the Baltimore Orioles' rotation and bullpen with the ac...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  3. Five crucial questions for Phillies

    Jim Bowden

    When Ruben Amaro Jr. took over as general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies following the 2008 season, he inherited a club that had just won the World Series. He went back to the World Series the next year, then made it back to the playoffs the fo...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  4. Must-do trades for retooling the Phillies

    Jim Bowden

    For the first time in his career as a general manager, Philadelphia Phillies GM Ruben Amaro finds himself a seller as baseball's July 31 trade deadline looms. At present, his team simply isn't good enough to get back into the postseason race, eith...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  5. Five best trade fits for Cole Hamels

    Jim Bowden

    Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. and the agent for Cole Hamels continue to work toward a six-year deal that could get consummated early this week, and it's a contract that could wind up in the $140 million range and make Hamels o...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  6. The GM's spring checklist

    Jim Bowden

    VIERA, Fla. -- Since pitchers and catchers reported a month ago, everything has had a preliminary feel to it. This is the nature of the first half of spring training. Of course, players who were active during winter ball might be a little ahead ...

    Blog | March 10, 2012
  7. How the Ryan Madson deal fell apart

    Jim Bowden

    When a team and a player engage in contract talks, there's still one golden rule -- nothing is binding unless there is a signed, written agreement. Ryan Madson learned that they hard way when the four-year, $44 million deal he agreed to with the ...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  8. Fans can love (or hate) GMs in a blink

    Jim Bowden

    Ruben Amaro is the toast of Philadelphia after his deadline deal for Hunter Pence; a statue of Amaro will soon be unveiled at Citizens Bank Park. The chamber of commerce in Dallas is planning a parade for Jon Daniels after his acquisitions of Mike Ad...

    Blog | August 03, 2011
  9. Ranking top GMs at the deadline

    Jim Bowden

    Now that the non-waiver trade deadline has passed, I have ranked the top five general managers in two categories -- those who were making deals to win now, and those who were building for the future. TRYING TO WIN NOW 1. Brian Sabean, San Franci...

    Blog | July 31, 2011