Dejan Kovacevic interviewed David Littlefield about his reputation as a negotiator. There is some other news in there too, particularly about Sean Casey.
The Bucs appear to have a bunch of players other teams are regarding as their second choice. Difficult negotiator or not, Littlefield must be waiting on other teams. There's no persuading the Yankees, for example, that Craig Wilson is just as good as Alfonso Soriano.
I believe it, you believe it, but those Yankees get all weird about it.