I'm unsure whether or not all outlets are offering this, but Time Warner Cable ( at least in the Carolinas (timewarnercable.com)) has a free week, starting today, of the MLB Extra Innings package. Yay free baseball!
I liked Mendez, too. He had a great glove. I thought he needed a little more time in the minors. I knew he was gone when the Padres had him start playing other positions. If he learns how to hit a little, he'll do a team a lot of good.