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  1. Five takeaways from Opening Day

    Jim Bowden

    A large slate of games Monday offered glimpses of what could be an exciting 2014 season. There were unexpected performances (Alejandro De Aza's two home runs) and disappointing ones (Cliff Lee's eight earned runs in five innings), too, as well as a w...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  2. MLB Rookie Rankings: Puig rising

    Jim Bowden

    "Puig-mania" is alive and well in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig has been in the big leagues for just a little more than a week, but he already has skyrocketed to the No. 2 spot on my Rookie Rankings after a historic debut wee...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  3. Common thread for Angels, Giants, Rays

    Jim Bowden

    It was a year ago when the St. Louis Cardinals sat five games over .500 at 67-62, 10 games behind the National League Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers and 10.5 games behind the Atlanta Braves for the NL wild card. The Cardinals ended up going 23...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  4. Five things I like from spring so far

    Jim Bowden

    PHOENIX -- In the Cactus League, the weather is basically sunny and 75 degrees every day, and the best part is the short commute to all of the ballparks, which differs greatly from the Grapefruit League in Florida, where the ballparks are spread out ...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  5. 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
  6. Grading the offseason: American League

    Jim Bowden

    To say baseball's landscape has shifted this offseason is an understatement. There was an exodus of talent to the American League, and teams like the Los Angeles Angels, Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees find themselv...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  7. Five GMs who helped their teams win now

    Jim Bowden

    An active offseason that witnessed some of baseball's best players changing teams clearly would buoy some and sink others. For the following five teams, their offseason moves could vault them into bona fide postseason contention and divisional releva...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  8. 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
  9. Arte Moreno shows baseball who's boss

    Jim Bowden

    After years of watching his team be outbid in the free-agent market, Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno took matters into his own hands this past week by signing the best player in baseball, Albert Pujols, and the best pitcher on the free-agent mar...

    Blog | December 10, 2011
  10. Bowden Bullets: Wilson might decide today

    Jim Bowden

    * Multiple sources said C.J. Wilson spent Wednesday night visiting with both the Los Angeles Angels and Florida Marlins one final time before making his decision. If the Angels don't add a sixth year to their offer, it appears Wilson will join M...

    Blog | December 08, 2011
  11. 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
  12. Bowden's Bullets: Want Andrew Bailey?

    Jim Bowden

    At the winter meetings, things can spin on dime. That's what makes it fun, as well as frustrating at times. One minute a general manager or team owner will boast -- off the record -- how "on" a particular player his team is, then one bad negotiati...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  13. Bowden's Bullets: Bourjos for Wright?

    Jim Bowden

    With free-agent shortstop Jose Reyes signing with the Miami Marlins, the winter meetings have begun with a bang. * The Marlins are not done, either, as one top-ranking team official insists that Miami is still in on left-hander Mark Buehrle (...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  14. Marlins need to pony up for Reyes

    Jim Bowden

    The Miami Marlins have made some waves this offseason. Aside from unveiling their colorful new uniforms and the new stadium's massive aquarium behind home plate, they've come out throwing around some big offers early to several of the top free agents...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  15. Bowden's Bullets: Free-agent bear market

    Jim Bowden

    Major League Baseball's winter meetings begin next Sunday at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, and there will be fireworks. Make no mistake, general managers are savvy enough to take advantage of being in a spotlight under which they can get their clu...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  16. Bowden's Bullets: The Yankees and Gio

    Jim Bowden

    * The New York Yankees have been reluctant to move top pitching prospects Manny Banuelos and Dellin Betances for all the right reasons. However, if Oakland shops southpaw Gio Gonzalez, who has one of the best left-handed breaking balls in the AL...

    Blog | November 22, 2011