Did Braves GM John Schuerholz use the Pirates and Dave Littlefield as a pawn to create a sense of urgency for Bill Bavasi? Bucco Blog unravels the complicated story.
Also, RotoAuthority sizes up the AL Central closers.
Southside Sox sizes up the Freddy Garcia deal, comparing Kenny Williams’s plan to that of Billy Beane when he broke up the Big 3.
Aaron Gleeman interviewed Twins manager Ron Gardenhire at the winter meetings.
Here’s Baseball America’s quick hits on today’s Rule 5 draft selections.