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  1. Dissecting the Rays' managerial search

    Jim Bowden

    With some offseason dominoes having already fallen around Major League Baseball, let's check in with the latest buzz on the biggest topics around the sport: The Tampa Bay Rays' managerial search The Rays' managerial search took another bizarre ...

    Blog | November 23, 2014
  2. 10 bold predictions for this offseason

    Jim Bowden

    Major League Baseball's offseason is in full swing, complete with 13-year contracts, a trade including a Gold Glover and a good, young pitcher, and a key free-agent signing or two. But that's just the beginning of this wild and wooly offseason. W...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  3. 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
  4. So what's next, Marlins management?

    Jim Bowden

    The Miami Marlins just agreed to terms with their star slugger, Giancarlo Stanton, for 13 years and $325 million, but that doesn't mean they're done spending money. They're looking at contract extensions for their top young players, another top-of...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  5. Four potential trades for Cole Hamels

    Jim Bowden

    The Phillies' rebuilding program really won't commence until they deal their most valuable asset, left-handed starting pitcher Cole Hamels, who is also the most valuable player on the trade market right now. The Phillies probably will have to wait...

    Blog | November 16, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Teams that won't miss the playoffs in 2015

    Jim Bowden

    The Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians and New York Mets fell short of the playoffs this season. In fact, the Mets fell well short. But I predict all three of these teams will make the playoffs in 2015. Granted, these early predictions are ba...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  8. Why Cubs rank 4th in Future Power Ranks

    Jim Bowden

    The Chicago Cubs have had five consecutive losing seasons and haven't been to the playoffs since 2008. So why do they jump to fourth in our Future Power Ranks? Because things are changing on the North Side, and it's almost "go time" for this franchis...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  9. What's next for the San Francisco Giants?

    Jim Bowden

    What's next for the San Francisco Giants? Well, how 'bout a parade back in San Fran, with the expectation that starting pitcher Jake Peavy will buy a trolley to ride in the parade. (He rode a duck boat last year to celebrate the Red Sox's World Serie...

    Blog | October 30, 2014
  10. What's next for the Kansas City Royals?

    Jim Bowden

    The Kansas City Royals' immediate concern will be the impending free agency of both right-handed pitcher James Shields and DH/1B Billy Butler. The team has said all the right things about Shields, that it would like him back and will make a sincer...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  11. Joe Maddon could land with the Cubs

    Jim Bowden

    With the news now official that Joe Maddon has opted out of his contract in Tampa Bay, there will be speculation that he could soon follow Andrew Friedman to Los Angeles. But there's another team to watch here. Maddon's next club could be the Chic...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  12. Bowden buzz: Non-World Series teams

    Jim Bowden

    While the 2014 World Series featuring the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals is off to an auspicious start and looking like it's going to become a classic, the other 28 teams are busy preparing for the offseason by laying the groundwork for ...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  13. Value of impending FAs Sandoval, Shields

    Jim Bowden

    When the World Series is over between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants and all the champagne bottles have been popped, the general managers of the respective teams will not be able to enjoy their celebration or wallow in their mour...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  14. Ranking the World Series players, 1-50

    Jim Bowden

    With the start of the World Series just two days away, let's take a look at both rosters. Every year someone rises to the occasion and has a profound impact. It could be one of the team's stars, or it could be a role player called upon to do a specif...

    Blog | October 19, 2014
  15. Stability, continuity key to Giants' success

    JIm Bowden

    The San Francisco Giants hired Brian Sabean as their senior vice president and general manager on Sept. 30, 1996. Since then, he has led the Giants to seven postseason berths and, with this year's team, four World Series appearances, including two wo...

    Blog | October 18, 2014
  16. Dayton Moore's blueprint worked in KC

    Jim Bowden

    It's time for Kansas City Royals GM Dayton Moore and his entire baseball operations department to stand and take a bow. Their blueprint worked. It might have taken a few years longer than they preferred, but it worked. Moore was hired as Royals...

    Blog | October 17, 2014