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...
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16 days ago  |  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...
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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...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Rumors: Orioles interested in the Dodgers' Andre Ethier

The Baltimore Orioles are said to be interested in trading for Andre Ethier of the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN:Orioles are in on Andre Ethier, Raul Ibanez and not in Morales or Tanaka if posted— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) December 8, 2013Earlier this week, Dave Stewart, Matt Kemp's agent, noted that he has a 'strong feeling' that his...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Jim Bowden proposes two maniacal moves Reds should make this offseason

In 1992, the Reds hired a 31-year-old named Jim Bowden to become their general manager, making him the youngest executive in both franchise and Major League Baseball history.Bowden's 10-year reign at the helm was far from spectacular, but it did produce a handful of winning seasons, most notably in 1995, when the Reds fell advanced to the NLCS.Now, Bowden currently serves as...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers rumors: Los Angeles seeking upgrade at 3B

The Los Angeles Dodgers find themselves in the basement of the ultra-competitive National League West. Still, Los Angeles is determined to upgrade its roster, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN, specifically at starting pitcher and third base. Dodgers determined to up-grade 3B and pitching over next five weeks — JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) June 25, 2013 When it comes...
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June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves Open to Re-Signing Michael Bourn

Michael Bourn was, and still is, one of the hottest free agents on the market.  He was expected to draw a lot of attention, and he has.  However, it is January and Bourn still does not have a contract.  Now, it seems the Atlanta Braves may be interested in bringing him back. Atlanta has never closed the door on re-signing Bourn says GM Frank Wren.  According to Jim Bowden...
Via MLB Injury News
January 06, 2013  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Bowden wants Cards to pay heavy CarGo fee

It is the time of year when real trade and free agent signing news can be scarce. As a result of having nothing of substance to report, people come up with dream ideas of their own. Former MLB general manager Jim Bowden, blogging for ESPN, has gotten into the spirit of giving by coming up with a whopper of his own invention. Last week, Bowden wrote a piece called “Getting great...
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December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Chicago Frontrunner for Edwin Jackson

Yesterday it was reported that free agent Edwin Jackson had narrowed his list of suitors down to two teams; the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers. Now, Jim Bowden of ESPN is saying that the Cubs are the frontrunner for Jackson. Cubs now the front runner for Edwin Jackson as negotiations continue with both Cubs and Rangers..4 yrs and approx 52 m is ball park #source — JIM BOWDEN...
Via MLB Injury News
December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Angels Rumors: LA Still Pursuing Pitching

The Los Angeles Angels are continuing their search for starting pitching and are considering filling their void with a “mid-level free agent” rather than trading for an arm, reports Jim Bowden of ESPN. Angels continue search for starting pitching and considering filling void with mid-level free agent pitcher rather than trading — JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) December...
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December 17, 2012  |  Discuss

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