As Russell Martin remains on his “Even though I said I was trying the past two years, I really wasn’t — but now that I’m gone, I really am” tour … some notes:
- Very quietly but very honestly, Hall of Fame sportswriter Ross Newhan segued into a reflection about drinking too much on the job.
- Aaron Miles is a candidate to be this year’s Nick Green. The Dodgers signed him to a minor-league deal, and Tony Jackson of ESPNLosAngeles.com has details.
- If you want a real treat, hie thee to the South Pasadena Library on Oxley Street Feb. 17 to hear Dodger team historian Mark “Scoop” Langill speak.
- Mike Petriello of Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness concludes that Michael Young is a dubious trade target.
- Carlos Santana has recovered from knee surgery and is cleared for all on-field activities, reports The Associated Press.
- It’s a different set of questions than those concerning the Dodgers’ third outfielder, but questions nonetheless surround the Phillies’ final outfield spot, notes Rob Neyer of SB Nation.
- Old Spice Guy is back!