Recent big deals upstage winter meetings
While baseball boiled over Tuesday during the busiest single day of transactions outside of the winter meetings perhaps ever, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak learned the gentler arts of Memphis politics. His club's biggest moves already done, Mozeliak had switched from shopper to seller -- pitching Memphis' City Council on behalf of a plan that includes the Cardinals purchasing their Class AAA affiliate. On the flight back to St. Louis, after waiting out discussions on waste management and other civic flotsam, Mozeliak poked his phone to life and saw the day's torrent of transactions. "I did not know where to start," he joked. In one day, six free agents agreed to deals worth a...