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On a slow Saturday, a few things you might want to take a look at...

Peter Gammons has a piece up on Kenny Williams' offseason moves, saying that Williams so believes in pitching coach Don Cooper and manager Ozzie Guillen that he's willing to bring in underachieving "power arms" for Cooper and Guillen to fix.

Nate Silver looks at Dioner Navarro, and PECOTA's optimism for his future...

Why are bad teams bad? Here's a small example of why...Jim Tracy is committed to having Chris Duffy, Jack Wilson and Freddy Sanchez 1-2-3 for the Pirates, with Adam LaRoche cleanup, which means that Jason Bay, the team's best hitter, will be hitting 5th. Wilson has a career .306 OBP, and is best suited to hitting 8th on an N.L. team. But because of old-fashioned notions about the importance of bat control and bunting from a #2 hitter, Bay gets put in a place where his .400 OBP loses a fair amount of value.

Meanwhile, speaking of LaRoche, a writer with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is irate that LaRoche has been traded for a reliever, and that "sort of utilityman" Craig Wilson will be manning first. He also is unhappy that proven winner Horacio Ramirez was traded for Rafael Soriano.

And J.M. Barten takes a look at Royals pitching prospect Billy Buckner, a guy who I'd like to see make it to the big leagues just because his name would torment BoSox fans...