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  1. 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
  2. What's next for Atlanta and Texas?

    Jim Bowden

    After more than seven months and 162 games, the Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers won 93 and 94 games, respectively. Their seasons ended in the span of three hours, as they became the first teams to lose in MLB's new wild-card elimination game form...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  3. 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
  4. 30 teams, 30 questions for spring training

    Jim Bowden

    Heading into spring training, every general manager has a list of questions that he wants answered. Whether that's seeing if a player has rebounded from surgery or if an aging veteran has any gas left in the tank. It might be a position battle that n...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  5. Darvish a risk Rangers had to take

    Jim Bowden

    Move over Los Angeles Angels and Miami Marlins; it looks like the Texas Rangers have a blockbuster move of their own. Major League Baseball announced late Monday night the winning bid accepted by the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters was for $51.7 mil...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  6. Rangers' D has them on verge of a title

    Jim Bowden

    Call the St. Louis Cardinals opportunistic. They saw their chance to pounce on a limping Atlanta Braves squad and earned the NL wild-card berth. They saw a Phillies lineup vulnerable to lefties and exploited it to their advantage. Against the Milwauk...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  7. Albert Pujols' bat awakens in Game 3

    Jim Bowden

    In the not-to-distant future, Albert Pujols will become the highest-paid baseball player in the major leagues. Last night, in Game 3 of the World Series, Pujols reminded the entire baseball world that he is the most destructive offensive force in the...

    Blog | October 23, 2011
  8. Nelson Cruz has finally arrived

    Jim Bowden

    It's been a circuitous path to stardom for Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz. So many times he could have just given up or pouted because it was taking so long for him to make the major leagues. Last week he became the ALCS Most Valuable Player af...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  9. 2011 World Series: Ranking the rosters of the Texas Rangers and S...

    Jim Bowden

    Jim Bowden ranks the rosters of the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals, counting down from Albert Pujols to Yoshinori Tateyama.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2011
  10. Beltre injury hurts Rangers' D

    Jim Bowden

    While talking to Texas Rangers president and CEO Nolan Ryan yesterday, he intimated to me that when his team missed out on signing Cliff Lee last offseason, it had to switch to Plan B. He and his staff identified the best way to improve the Rangers' ...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  11. Tigers' lack of depth becoming a factor

    Jim Bowden

    Detroit Tigers at Texas Rangers Though it seemed as though Tigers manager Jim Leyland pushed all the right buttons up to this point, his players must execute if they are put in positions to succeed. In Game 1 of the ALCS, one Tiger didn't get the jo...

    Blog | October 09, 2011
  12. Keys to Game 3 of ALDS

    Jim Bowden

    Here's what I will be looking for in Game 3 of each ALDS series on Monday. Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays * Rays starter David Price is going to have to mix in his secondary pitches from the beginning of this game if he's going to beat th...

    Blog | October 03, 2011
  13. 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
  14. With Adams, Texas 'pen now a strength

    Jim Bowden

    The Texas Rangers have acquired one of the best setup relievers in baseball, Mike Adams, from the San Diego Padres in exchange for two young minor league starting pitchers, left-hander Robbie Erlin and right-hander Joe Wieland. Adams has a funky...

    Blog | July 31, 2011
  15. Games the GMs really cared about

    Jim Bowden

    Most major league teams have played between 64 and 67 games of their 162-game schedule, which means there are still 95 and 98 games remaining. However, if your team is in first or second place on June 14, you feel it, you smell it, you crave and you ...

    Blog | June 14, 2011