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  1. Prospects to keep an eye on this spring

    Jim Bowden

    One of the most exciting aspects of spring training for me is the opportunity to put eyes on some of the top prospects in baseball, to see how they are developing and whether their timetables have moved up, moved back or stayed on pace. This week ...

    Blog | March 01, 2015
  2. Position players to watch this spring

    Jim Bowden

    Infielders and outfielders have joined pitchers and catchers at spring training in Arizona and Florida, and the drama is ongoing. We are already monitoring injuries, position changes, trade rumors, comebacks and players with new teams. Here are 12 in...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  3. Offseason report card for all teams

    Jim Bowden

    Report card time! With most of the offseason moves complete, it's time to check in and see how teams graded this offseason. My last check-in was Dec. 12, just after the crazy winter-meetings week of moves, but plenty has changed since then. With t...

    Blog | February 17, 2015
  4. Bits: Hamels buzz, Desmond's status ...

    Jim Bowden

    The latest on Cole Hamels, James Shields, a few key Nationals players, Yoan Moncada and others ... Hamels trade talks The Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers are not the only teams in the mix for Hamels, a...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  5. Players who benefit from 'non-moves'

    Jim Bowden

    General managers use the offseason to improve their teams at various positions via free agency, trades, waiver claims and international signings. This offseason, we've witnessed more player movement than we've seen in more than a decade, and aggressi...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  6. The missing link for every AL team

    Jim Bowden

    There have been a lot of trades and signings already this offseason, but there's still time for more. Here's the missing link for each AL team and potential solutions: Baltimore Orioles The Orioles have had a disappointing offseason after reach...

    Blog | January 07, 2015
  7. Likely landing spots for James Shields

    Jim Bowden

    James Shields has pitched more than 200 innings and won double-digit games eight consecutive years with a 3.64 ERA during that time, and as the leader of the Kansas City Royals' pitching staff, he was instrumental in the development of many of their ...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  8. Five potential trades for Justin Upton

    Jim Bowden

    When the offseason began, many insiders believed a trio of power-hitting outfielders would be dealt, including former Dodger Matt Kemp, former Red Sox left fielder Yoenis Cespedes and the Braves' Justin Upton. Kemp already has been traded (to the Pad...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  9. Offseason grades thus far for all 30 teams

    Jim Bowden

    With the (transaction-filled) winter meetings complete, it's time to check in on how teams have done so far this offseason. Below, each team received a letter grade, with explanation. There's plenty of action left to happen, of course, but with the n...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  10. Potential winter meetings trades

    Jim Bowden

    As we are just a week away from the Major League Baseball winter meetings in San Diego, we are reminded of how much fun trading can be -- particularly when clubs get together to make three-way blockbusters. It was just five years ago at the winter...

    Blog | November 30, 2014
  11. Top targets, fallback options for all teams

    Jim Bowden

    A look at the top target(s) and fallback options for every MLB team: AL East Baltimore Orioles' top targets: Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis The Orioles are focused on just keeping their own players and have a four-year offer on the table for ...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  12. Status check: Where each team stands

    Jim Bowden

    As the offseason trades, signings and re-signings get underway, it behooves us to take a step back and lay out where each MLB team stands right now, what its current big-picture objective is. So here's the current landscape, division by division and ...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  13. Top 10 players most likely to be traded

    Jim Bowden

    Get ready for a busy MLB offseason. Here is a ranking of the 10 players who I think are the most likely to be traded, from the most likely (No. 1) to the least likely (No. 10) among the group. 1. Cole Hamels, LHP, Philadelphia Phillies The Phil...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  14. Players who are poised to rebound in '15

    Jim Bowden

    Every year there are players who underachieve, and when it happens, opposing general managers pick up the phone and call that team's GM to find out if they can "steal" the player in a trade. GMs view players with the same mindset they do the stock ma...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Five GMs under pressure to make a deal

    Jim Bowden

    It's go time for major league general managers. This is the time they shine and broker deals that could make or break a team's season, or set in motion its offseason. But certain GMs are under more pressure to make deals than others. Who's under the ...

    Blog | July 29, 2014