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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. Mets need to sign Stephen Drew

    Jim Bowden

    Over the past few years, the New York Mets have made great strides in improving the franchise. Under the leadership of general manager Sandy Alderson, they've had a productive offseason and are cultivating a healthy crop of young pitching in their fa...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  3. 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
  4. The missing link for every NL team

    Jim Bowden

    For the vast majority of major league teams, pitchers and catchers will report to spring training exactly a month from now. Usually teams are simply fine-tuning their rosters, whether it's that last utility bench guy or an additional bullpen arm. ...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  5. 10 moves that still need to happen

    Jim Bowden

    This has been a wild offseason so far, with blockbuster trades and free-agent signings taking place even before we got to Orlando for the Winter Meetings. Yet, with two weeks left in 2013, the free-agent and trade markets still have a lot of unfinish...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  6. FAs who are better than their stats

    Jim Bowden

    The Boston Red Sox successfully attacked the free-agent market last winter, signing several players to contracts whose value extended beyond their statistics, including outfielder Shane Victorino, first baseman Mike Napoli and shortstop Stephen Drew....

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  7. Predicting contracts for the top 50 free agents - MLB

    Jim Bowden

    Jim Bowden predicts how much money each of the top 50 free agents will get this winter.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2013
  8. How the Red Sox can repeat

    Jim Bowden

    Right now, the most pressing thing for the Boston Red Sox is the parade celebrating their World Series championship -- the first won in Fenway Park since 1918. However, once all the celebrations are completed, the Red Sox will begin the same ardu...

    Blog | November 02, 2013
  9. World Series players possibly on move

    Jim Bowden

    As the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals battle it out in the 2013 World Series, no one's thinking past the next game, with perhaps the exception of the two managers as they plan out their pitching and lineups. For the players, it's the here and...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  10. Scott Boras still holds all the cards

    Jim Bowden

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Last year, well into January, Prince Fielder remained unsigned. But as colleague Jerry Crasnick wrote at the time, it wasn't going to cause his agent, Scott Boras, to sweat: "In Boras' world view, the trade market is almost tapped...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  11. Five 3B solutions for Yankees

    Jim Bowden

    Even before Alex Rodriguez needed another hip surgery that is almost certain to keep him out for a huge chunk of the 2013 season, if not the full year, he was being dominated by right-handed pitching. What you saw in the playoffs wasn't an anomaly or...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  12. Five undervalued free agents

    Jim Bowden

    The Toronto Blue Jays might have signed the most undervalued free agent position player from this year's class when they inked outfielder Melky Cabrera to a two-year, $16 million deal. Melky was in line for a four-year deal in the $50 million range b...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  13. Deal to replace Stephen Drew not easy

    Jim Bowden

    The Arizona Diamondbacks lost shortstop Stephen Drew, who broke his right ankle while sliding across home plate Wednesday night. As a former general manager, I can sympathize with what Kevin Towers and his staff are going through this morning. Even...

    Blog | July 21, 2011