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  1. FAs who could cash in this October

    Jim Bowden

    Just a season ago, Detroit Tigers right-handed pitcher Anibal Sanchez entered the postseason with a 9-13 record, a 3.86 ERA and a track record that saw him post double-digit wins just twice in six previous seasons, all with the Marlins. At best, he w...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  2. Five teams that should stand pat

    Jim Bowden

    One of my favorite trade deadline baseball cliches is "sometimes the best trades you make are the ones you don't make." Indeed, fans and media clamor at this time of year for teams to make trades, but regardless of how compelling a trade proposal or ...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  3. 20 starting pitchers who could be traded

    Jim Bowden

    With MLB's trade deadline just six weeks away, there are presently 22 teams within eight games of making the playoffs. This means just eight teams can be considered "sellers" at this juncture. Many of the contenders are looking for elite starting pit...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  4. Trade candidates for all 30 teams

    Jim Bowden

    Not every team will make a trade at this week's winter meetings in Nashville, but every team could. With that in mind, let's take a look at one player (or more) who could be on the trade block this week from each of the 30 teams. American League ...

    Blog | December 02, 2012
  5. Relievers who could be starters

    Jim Bowden

    With five weeks left in the season, general managers are scouting the top starting pitchers who will lead this offseason's free-agent class. That includes the Los Angeles Angels' Zack Greinke, the St. Louis Cardinals' Kyle Lohse, the Washington Natio...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  6. Baseball's most immovable contracts?

    Jim Bowden

    A contract never starts off "bad," per se. Obviously, a general manager signs a player to a contract with the intent that the player will help the team win, even if the GM knows the criticism over dollars and years is out there. The contract ofte...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  7. 10 bold predictions for 2012

    Jim Bowden

    With the season beginning today in Japan, it's that time of year when everyone is making predictions. I figure it's about time that I get in on the act. 1. The Philadelphia Phillies will not make the playoffs. With Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Col...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  8. Mariners are the next Rays

    Jim Bowden

    PEORIA, Ariz. -- The future is bright for teams such as the Toronto Blue Jays, Kansas City Royals and Washington Nationals. These up-and-coming teams have been constructed the right way and might soon establish themselves as contenders for years to c...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  9. 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
  10. Ranking 10 moves of the offseason

    Jim Bowden

    With the midpoint of baseball's 2011-12 offseason upon us, it's a good time to circle back to take stock of the most significant moves made thus far. 1. Los Angeles Angels sign 1B Albert Pujols and LHP C.J. Wilson Angels owner Arte Moreno shocked...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  11. Moving Matt Garza

    Jim Bowden

    Editor's note: Gio Gonzalez was traded to the Washington Nationals shortly after this story was posted. With the Chicago White Sox signing John Danks to a five-year extension worth a reported $65 million on Wednesday night, and the San Diego P...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  12. 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
  13. Top 10 moves that might happen

    Jim Bowden

    In the wake of the winter meetings and the big moves made by the Miami Marlins and Los Angeles Angels, here are the top 10 moves that didn't happen but still might. 1. Texas Rangers sign Prince Fielder for eight years, $192 million There's an ar...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  14. Bowden's Bullets: Pujols chase ending?

    Jim Bowden

    At the time of this posting, the Albert Pujols mega-bidding war reached its zenith just past midnight early Wednesday morning. The Miami Marlins made a 10-year offer that was so complicated it required the attention of Dan Halem, MLB's senior vice pr...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  15. Winter meetings: Inside the GM suite

    Jim Bowden

    During baseball's offseason, there's no better place to get face time with a potential trade partner than the winter meetings. Major League Baseball's winter meetings have evolved considerably since the days when teams used the meetings solely as ...

    Blog | December 04, 2011
  16. Cespedes will get paid, but can he hit?

    Jim Bowden

    The fact is, if a guy has never faced big league pitching, it's hard to say he's your classic "five-tool player." It's probably one of the most overused and misused labels scouts place on young players. Why? Of the five baseball "tools" for posit...

    Blog | December 02, 2011