Friday, March 09, 2007

Notes From Robothal

From Ken Rosenthal at

The Tigers' Marcus Thames or Brewers' Kevin Mench could be a good fit for the Dodgers, who would benefit from the addition of a right-handed alternative to Luis Gonzalez in left and Andre Ethier in right. The team, however, is telling rival clubs that bullpen help is its No. 1 priority...

Rockies bench coach Jamie Quirk, a former major-league catcher, says Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta is "on the verge of being Russ Martin — and I love Russ Martin." Iannetta, who turns 24 on April 8, doesn't run as well as Martin, but he batted a combined .336 last season at Class AA and AAA. The Rockies need to find him a better backup; neither Javy Lopez nor Yorvit Torrealba is the answer.