Odds and Ends: Mench, Patterson By Tim Dierkes | December 11, 2007 at 8:19pm CST Some random rumors for this evening… The Royals, once fans of Kevin Mench, have no interest in him now. He’ll be a free agent soon. Missed this tidbit – the Yankees have interest in Corey Patterson. They’d almost have to trade an outfielder for that to make sense. George King says they also have minimal interest in Kris Benson.