Re: Minor League Transactions
Major decisions are going to go through Bavasi. A promotion/demotion of a top prospect or player who got big money is going to be viewed as major. Sometimes a player might have gotten big money and there comes a point where pretty much everyone agrees that he is not playing well but influences at the top would need to give their blessing and that is usually not something that anyone is looking forward to discussing.
As far as daily changes, there could be some direction given by Jockety/Bavasi (Bavasi is a very powerful person in this organization, of course). Example might be, this year, they may say we are going to try to keep our clubs together for the first half and let them stay competitive and when needs arise at a higher level, we will fill in through free agency rather than just stripping the rosters of the teams below. That would be a philosophical thing and as you have seen, that is pretty much what they have done this year.