Reports: Padres Acquire Wil Myers in Massive Three-Team Deal

In what can be defined as a confusing three-team swap, multiple reports now suggest that the San Diego Padres have acquired young outfielder Wil Myers from the Tampa Bay Rays in a trade that also involves an extremely active Washington Nationals club. ESPN’s Jim Bowden, who was the first to report that the deal was complete, provided a synopsis of the parameters.  In addition...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wil Myers Dealt to San Diego in Blockbuster Three-Team Trade

Jim Bowden of ESPN is reporting that the Padres, Rays and Nationals have just agreed to a massive three team trade. The trade includes eleven players with Wil Myers being the centerpiece. Myers heads to San Diego along with minor league pitchers, Gerardo Reyes and Jose Castillo. Myers was formerly rated as one of the top prospects in MLB. He won the Rookie of the Year in 2013, hitting...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wil Myers: Padres, Rays, Nationals agree on blockbuster trade

For a little more than 24 hours we had been hearing that a trade that would send outfielder Wil Myers from the Tampa Bay Rays to the San Diego Padres was “close,” now we have been told the deal has been consummated (ESPN’s Jim Bowden now confirms it). The deal also involves the Washington Nationals and includes a whopping 11 players. The deal is contingent on everyone passing...
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7 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Ink Nelson Cruz to 4-year Deal

The Seattle Mariners have added much needed power to its lineup. The Mariners and Nelson Cruz have agreed to terms on a 4-year deal worth $57 million, according to reports.  The deal also includes a $1 million signing bonus. #Mariners lineup just got way better with the Nelson Cruz signing at 4yrs and $57m putting him between Cano & Seager L/R/L will help all 3 — Jim Bowden...
Via Standing O Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Three-Team Deal Could Bring Shortstop Elvis Andrus To Mets

Jim Bowden of ESPN proposed a trio of three-team-trades he’d like to see happen next week at the MLB Winter Meetings. Among them, he proposed the following three-way deal involving the Mets: Texas Rangers get: OF Justin Upton from Braves New York Mets get: SS Elvis Andrus and $10 million from Rangers Atlanta Braves get: RHP Noah Syndergaard from Mets, OF Michael Choice from Rangers...
Via Mets Merized Online
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Dodgers should be after Chase Headley

I’ve been a Chase Headley fan for a few years now. He’s undoubtedly one of the best third basemen in baseball, yet he won’t get paid like it. So, the Dodgers should absolutely be in on him. After seeing Pablo Sandoval sign for $95 million and seeing Jim Bowden project Headley to get a 3-year, $27 million deal (which is low), the Dodgers could very well end up with a bargain...
Via Dodgers Digest
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Update: Braves Not Looking To Trade Upton, Gattis

For the past few weeks, one of the major rumors in the baseball surrounded the Atlanta Braves and their willingness to shop both Justin Upton and Evan Gattis. After trading Jason Heyward to the  St. Louis Cardinals, that rumor suggested that new President of Baseball Operations John Hart was looking to rebuild his ball club, and shoot for 2017 when their new ballpark opens. That...
Via Baseball Essential
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers won’t be a major player in 2015 free agency, says everybody

With free agency well underway, Hanley Ramirez gone to the Red Sox, and fans buzzing about when the Dodgers are going to do something, it seems like as good a time as any to address what insiders think the Dodgers will do in free agency. Unfortunately for those sitting on the edges of their seats waiting for the Dodgers to make a big splash this off-season, the overwhelming sentiment...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Predicts Mets Trade For Seattle’s Brad Miller or Chris Taylor

Jim Bowden of ESPN.com predicts that the Mets and Mariners will eventually get together on a trade this offseason that will send one of infielders Brad Miller or Chris Taylor to New York in exchange for one of their back-end starters – namely Dillon Gee, Jon Niese or Bartolo Colon. Last week, an MLB executive told Adam Rubin that the two teams matched up well for a trade. And...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Will Not Be A Cardinal in 2015

So Jim Bowden has a Twitter account and posted this to it yesterday: #Cardinals have joined the Red Sox, Cubs and Braves in pursuit of Jon Lester according to a club source which makes sense after Miller trade — Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) November 18, 2014 Wha? Like Jon Lester? The real Jon Lester? The guy that this was written about on Boston.com? ESPN sabermetrician Dan...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: St. Louis Cardinals Join List Of Teams Pursuing Jon Lester

This embed is invalid" /> The St. Louis Cardinals might swing for the fences in their attempt to replace Shelby Miller. The Cardinals have joined the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves in pursuit of Jon Lester, a club source told ESPN’s Jim Bowden. St. Louis traded Miller to Atlanta on Monday along with pitching prospect Tyrell Jenkins...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals in on Jon Lester?

According to Jim Bowden of ESPN, the Cardinals are the latest team to show interest in free agent Jon Lester. Lester has been courted so far by his former employer the Red Sox and is said to have a meeting with the Braves this week. Bowden swings and misses a lot and his reasoning for the Cardinals wanting to acquire Lester fails to take in account that the team currently has six...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Rumors: Cardinals have now shown interst in Jon Lester

Yesterday the St. Louis Cardinals made a splash by adding Jason Heyward to their outfield, but they parted with a young starting pitcher in the process as they dealt away Shelby Miller.  With that move finalized, Jim Bowden of ESPN is reporting that the team now has interest in free agent pitcher Jon Lester. #455185652 / gettyimages.com #Cardinals have joined the Red Sox...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Chasing Jon Lester

Jim Bowden reports a team source has told him the Cards are now in the Jon Lester hunt. Take that with however many grains of salt you like, but it proves the stove isn’t cooling down.
Via The Cardinal Conclave
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Rumors: Rangers more likely to make a trade instead of signing free agent

The Texas Rangers have several needs going into next season as they try to rebound from having one of the worst records in baseball and finishing last in the AL West. The team believes they can contend next year with starters getting healthy and a few more pieces. #456224800 / gettyimages.com According to Jim Bowden of ESPN, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said that the Rangers...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Every player turns down qualifying offer once again

We’re going to need another year to see whether or not a player will accept their one year qualifying offer. Every player that earned an offer this year declined it, continuing a three year trend since the implementation of the qualifying offer following the 2012 season. No MLB players will accept the $15.3 million qualifying offers once again this year — Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins Looking To Get A Stanton Deal Done Before Winter Meetings

In an interview with Jim Duquette and Jim Bowden, Miami Marlins President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill said the team’s goal is to try and sign their young star Giancarlo Stanton before the Winter Meetings in December. The Marlins are looking to get their two-time All Star signed to a long-term extension that could easily top $200 million dollars. The deal is even expected...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins would like to have Stanton extension wrapped up by winter meetings

While the entire sports world was distracted by NFL football, Jim Bowdwen welcomed the Miami Marlins’ President of Baseball Operations on MLB Network Radio. It would seem that good old Ralph Bowden might have an inside track of a story here when something goes down – he’s been talking a lot about this story and served as a point of reference (stating he would get this thing...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins rumors: Marlins will try to extend Giancarlo Stanton before winter meetings

As Major League baseball teams begin to make trades and exercise or decline player options for 2015, they also start deciding what to do with the players they already have locked up for at next season. The Miami Marlins fall right into that category with one the most-talented players in the game today. ESPN's Jim Bowden has tweeted that the Marlins will do all they can to extend...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds HOF inductee Oester about more than numbers

CINCINNATI -- The statistics are not gaudy, not even glossy, for Ron Oester. He never hit .300 during his 13 years with the Cincinnati Reds, never hit more than 11 home runs, never stole more than nine bases, always batted near the bottom of the order. He did have his moments. He had a 21-game hitting streak in 1984 and he hit .295 in 1985. Numbers, though, are not what this gritty...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Claim Jacob Turner Off Revocable Waivers

According to Jim Bowden of ESPN, the Chicago Cubs have claimed Jacob Turner off of revocable waivers from the Miami Marlins.Cubs claim Jacob Turner on waivers— Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) August 6, 2014 #453123052 / gettyimages.comTurner, 23-years-old, was once a top-25 prospect in baseball after being drafted ninth overall in the 2009 MLB draft. After being rushed to the Majors...
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August 06, 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...
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August 01, 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...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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