’s Jerry Crasnick is reporting the Los Angeles Dodgers have added former Boston manager Grady Little (above) to their growing list of managerial candidates, along with Angels pitching coach Bud Black, former Angels/Phillies manager Jim Fregosi and Devil Rays bench coach John McLaren.

Little is currently employed as a roving catching instructor by the Chicago Cubs. Coincidently, MLB Trade made the unsubstantiated claim Sunday that if the Cubs fail in their attempt to acquire Florida’s Juan Pierre, Dodgers OF Milton Bradley would represent Plan B. As in, “Plan Boo Fucking Hoo, We’re Waiting For Milton Bradley To Go Nuts”.

The trade value for LA’s Ticking Time Bomb is unquestionably low, so perhaps the right to negotiate with Little plus Corey Patterson would be in order?

Likely to lose B.J. Ryan to Toronto, Baltimore are honing in on free agent P Paul Byrd, reports the Baltimore Sun’s Jeff Zrebic and Dan Connolly.