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.