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JIM BOWDEN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Pirates Agree To 4-Year Deal With SS Jung-Ho Kang

According to Jim Bowden of ESPN, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang to a four-year, $16 million dollar contract. The Yonhap News Agency adds that the Pirates paid a slightly greater than $5M posting fee, bringing the total cost for the shortstop to around $21 million. Even if he fails to come close to what he produced in Korea, that’s a steal. Last...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates, Jung-Ho Kang Agree To 4-Year, $16 Million Deal

According to Jim Bowden of ESPN.com, the Pittsburgh Pirates have reached an agreement with Korean infielder Jung-ho Kang on a four-year deal in the $16 million range. The deal, which is pending a physical, includes a fifth-year option. Kang has agreed to terms with Pirates 4yrs with 5th yr option at approx 16m — Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) January 12, 2015 Kang is reportedly...
Via Baseball Essential
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Reportedly Agree With Jung-Ho Kang on Four-Year Deal

According to Jim Bowden, the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a four-year deal with Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang. The contract is also said to have an option year, making it a possible five-year deal. Bowden puts the price tag at approximately $16 M. The deal is pending a physical, which will reportedly happen on Thursday. More on this as details are made available. Kang has agreed...
Via Pirates Prospects
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Down to The Wire With Red Sox And Cubbies?

According to Jim Bowden of MLB Network Radio, the Giants and Dodgers appear to have fallen behind in the Jon Lester Sweepstakes. Thus, the Cubs and Red Sox are now likely the finalists—and some reports indicate that John Henry's "groveling" apology for last Spring's low-ball offer may have had a positive impact on the lefty.
Via FenwayNation
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Bowden is the Trade Deadline’s biggest loser

Jim Bowden and I don’t get along. I don’t antagonize too many people on Twitter, but I made a couple of comments about some of his trade rumors a few years back and how downright silly they were. Denard Span for Tyler Clippard, about 5 years ago was the big one. Eventually, Span was traded, even to the Nationals, but for a much better long term prospect and about 3 years after...
Via The Rhino and Compass
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim “Ralph” Bowden Is Having A Tough Time With Twitter Right Now

Something you should never do if you’re in the business of reporting: steal a (phony) scoop, try to pass it off on your own, realize the scoop isn’t actually real, change your Twitter picture to the default egg, change your Twitter handle, change the name associated with your new handle to “Ralph.” JIM BOWDEN DID ALL OF THAT IN THAT EXACT ORDER. Actually, I’m still a bit...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Bowden suggests Reds could try to trade for Huston Street

Even the casual Reds fan knows how shaky the bullpen has been in 2014.Entering Thursday, Cincinnati's relief core ranked dead last in K/BB (1.97) and second-to-last in the National League in earned run average (4.24). In other words, not only are Reds relievers surrendering a high proportion of walks relative to strikeouts, but they are also giving up runs by the boatload. Furthermore...
Via Redlegs Review
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Bowden: Don't sleep on the Reds

Look around at the majority of baseball publications this time of the year and let me know what you see. Chances are that you will find the Cardinals being picked as runaway favorites to win the division. Furthermore, you may also notice that many prognosticators don't have the Reds making the postseason at all.Listen, there are certainly plenty of questions and concerns with the...
Via Redlegs Review
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Bowden says that the Reds need to re-sign Bronson Arroyo

Could the stars align and bring Arroyo back to Cincy?I hate to agree with Jim Bowden ever, but I do agree with him in this case. This morning Bowden posted a list of 10 moves that still need to be made this baseball offseason and his number ten move is for the Reds to re-sign Bronson Arroyo.Arroyo has received plenty of interest from teams this offseason and rightly so. Every team...
Via Redlegs Review
December 17, 2013  |  1 Comment

Jim Bowden gives Reds an offseason grade of 'C-' thus far

The offseason is far from being over, obviously, but the Reds haven't exactly been overly productive. Sure, they have bolstered their bench quality and depth with free agents Skip Schumaker and Brayan Pena, but outside of that, Cincinnati has yet to address the most important issues they had entering the winter.With that being said, former club general manager and current ESPN...
Via Redlegs Review
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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