Odds & Ends: Lee, Rockies, Orioles, Matthews

Some links for Saturday night as we take in some night games..

  • Yankees special assistant and former Padres GM Kevin Towers was at Petco Park tonight with Cliff Lee pitching, tweets Corey Brock of MLB.com.  However, Brock points out that Towers still lives in San Diego.
  • The Rockies have agreed to terms with 11 draft picks, according to Steve Foster of Inside The Rockies. Three of their top ten selections are now in the fold as well as 22nd round pick Mark Tracy, son of manager Jim Tracy.
  • Jon Heyman of SI (via Twitter) wonders aloud if Bobby Valentine will want to manage the O's if he's watching them play.
  • A major league source told Andy Martino of the New York Daily News that the Angels and Red Sox agreed to swap Mike Lowell for Gary Matthews Jr. last December.  However, the Angels changed their minds over concerns about Lowell's thumb.
  • After a breakout season in 2009, Wandy Rodriguez is struggling mightily in 2010, writes Brian McTaggart of MLB.com.   McTaggart writes that if Rodriguez is unable to rebound, the Astros may have to consider his future with the club after this season.
  • O's GM Andy MacPhail says that the club may not finish its managerial search before the end of this season, writes Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun.  Baltimore has interviewed Bobby Valentine and ex-Indians skipper Eric Wedge thus far.
  • Brandon Webb could be valuable trade bait for the D'Backs if he returns healthy, writes USA Today's Bob Nightengale.

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