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  1. 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
  2. 10 X factors down the stretch

    Jim Bowden

    With just two and a half weeks left in the regular season, we still have dramatic division races in the National League Central and American League West as well as an intense wild-card race in the AL where five teams are separated by just three games...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  3. Indians and Francona a good match

    Jim Bowden

    Like so many former managers, Terry Francona's preference is to be back in the dugout. He spent this season in front of the TV camera, and there's little doubt in my mind that if Francona chose to remain as a broadcaster he would be just as succes...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  4. 10 hot managerial candidates

    Jim Bowden

    With the season winding down, we're starting to get a sense of which teams might have managerial openings. But who might fill those holes? Here are the names that will be discussed most frequently this winter. Ryne Sandberg, manager, Triple-A Lehi...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  5. Red Sox meticulous in hiring Valentine

    Jim Bowden

    It looks like the Boston Red Sox finally have their man. After the drama that surrounded the exit of former general manager Theo Epstein and field manager Terry Francona, the Red Sox chose Bobby Valentine as their next manager with decidedly less ...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  6. Cards take calculated risk with Matheny

    Jim Bowden

    As a player, Mike Matheny was known as a gutsy and heady catcher who played and studied the game as if he were a manager already. Though just a .239 career hitter, Matheny must have hit it out of the park in his interview with the St. Louis Cardinals...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  7. Cubs GM job is not all that

    Jim Bowden

    In 2010, the Chicago Cubs unveiled a new marketing campaign designed seemingly to excite fans about the team's bright future. They called it "Year One," commemorating the Ricketts family taking over ownership of the storied franchise. Instead, what m...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  8. Francona being scapegoated by Boston

    Jim Bowden

    Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein said Thursday he didn't believe in scapegoats, and he didn't blame manager Terry Francona for the franchise-worst 7-20 September that cost the team the American League wild-card berth. But it sounds like...

    Blog | September 30, 2011