What about Marcus Thames as a possible free agent for the Giants? He's relatively cheap and provides power the team needs. -- Steven O., Livermore, Calif. What about Marcus Thames as a Hall of Fame nominee with Andre Dawson, Bert Blyleven, Roberto Alomar and the rest? That's overstating the case, of course. But anybody who watched Detroit's Thames belt two homers off Lincecum in a June 16, 2008, Interleague game at AT&T Park had to be impressed. I might not pursue him as an everyday player, but I'd definitely consider him to deepen my right-handed-hitting complement on the bench.