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Odds And Ends: FA Predictions, Eaton, Beat Writer



  • The Sporting News Today figures the Phillies will land Derek Lowe.

They also have the Phils probably signing Juan Rivera, while in the mix for Raul Ibanez and Rocco Baldelli. Jamie Moyer seems likely to return, while Pat Burrell should either go to San Francisco, the Angels or Seattle.

  • Todd Zolecki recently reported Adam Eaton’s future with the Phillies is on shaky ground.

Ruben Amaro Jr. told Zolecki Eaton is still a part of the club, but reading between the lines, Eaton’s role seems minute if anything. “There may be a time when we may need Adam Eaton,” Amaro said. Looks like Eaton will really have to prove himself to sniff the majors in 2009.

  • Sad news: Michael Radano was laid off from the Courier Post. The Phils beat writer had been with the CP for 20 years.

As someone who’s in the industry — and as someone who was once employed by the same parent company as Radano — this isn’t a shock. Newspapers — especially that parent company — are suffering tremendously. We’re all glancing over our shoulders periodically to see who’s next.

Best wishes to Mike that he lands on his feet. I’m sure he will. He was a fantastic writer. (He blogged about his laying off, but the CP took the post down.)

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