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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Rookie rankings: Jose Abreu still top dog

    Jim Bowden

    This spring, many analysts predicted that this year's best rookies would likely consist of a group of position players that included Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  6. Five moves I'd like to see before Aug. 31

    Jim Bowden

    As front-running teams gear up for the home stretch, these leading clubs have the chance to impact the last month of the season with a significant move or two. Making these moves could mean the difference in having great postseason success or perhaps...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  7. Trade deadline objectives: NL Central

    Jim Bowden

    Deadline objectives: NL East | NL Central | NL West | AL East | AL Central | AL West The National League Central has the best four-team race in baseball, with the Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds all bat...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  8. What would it take to get Jake Peavy?

    Jim Bowden

    Throughout July, Jim Bowden will look at a number of high-profile trade candidates and explain what it would take for certain clubs to acquire each player. Player: Jake Peavy | SP | Boston Red Sox Possible destinations: Milwaukee Brewers, Seatt...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  9. Four blockbuster trades I'd like to see

    Jim Bowden

    The Oakland Athletics and Chicago Cubs kicked off the baseball trade fireworks on the Fourth of July with a blockbuster deal that sent starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for prospects Addison Russell and Billy McKinney, amo...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  10. What would it take to get Ben Zobrist?

    Jim Bowden

    Over the course of July, Jim Bowden will be looking at a number of high-profile trade candidates and explain what it would take for certain clubs to acquire that player. Player: Ben Zobrist | 2B | Tampa Bay Rays Possible destinations: Miami Mar...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  11. What would it take to get David Price?

    Jim Bowden

    Over the course of July, Jim Bowden will be looking at a number of high-profile trade candidates and explain what it would take for certain clubs to acquire that player. Player: David Price | LHP | Tampa Bay Rays Possible destinations: St. Louis ...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  12. Young stars I'd lock up long term now

    Jim Bowden

    As baseball's revenues continue to break records year over year, clubs are well aware that, based on baseball history, those revenues normally get passed right down to the players. Indeed, we've recently seen a flurry of six-year contract extensi...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  13. The Reds are better than you think

    Jim Bowden

    Somewhat fittingly, the Cincinnati Reds open their season on Monday against the St. Louis Cardinals. Reds general manager Walt Jocketty built the Cardinals into a perennial power and 2006 World Series champion during his tenure as St. Louis' GM from ...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Players who could lose jobs this spring

    Jim Bowden

    Some players use spring training to get into playing shape, get their timing down, work on a new pitch or tweak their mechanics. Other players, however, know that time is running out, and if they have a poor spring, they could be out of a job. No...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  16. 10 bold predictions for spring training

    Jim Bowden

    It was in March 2013 that I predicted that some time during the season, Yasiel Puig would become a star on the level of past star rookies such as Fernando Valenzuela and Hideo Nomo and create his own mania -- "Puigmania." Well, it's time for more ...

    Blog | February 14, 2014