Phillies Release Adam Eaton
Adam Eaton is officially a former Phillie, according to MLB.com's Todd Zolecki. Now the question is whether there's another team that wants to give him another shot.
After being signed to a three-year, $24.5 million contract wit the Phillies after the 2007 season, Eaton has failed spectacularly, going 14-18 with a 6.10 ERA in 51 games last season. Yet the bigger question may be why the Phillies offered to pay him $24.5 million in the first place, considering the fact that, after his 2008 numbers are factored in, he has a career record of 68-63 a 4.80 ERA lifetime through his nine years with the Phillies, Padres and Rangers.
Clearly, of all former Philadelphia GM Pat Gillick's signings -- and there were some good ones -- this was among the worst.
That being said, those two former teams might be among those willing to take a flier on Eaton, particularly the Rangers. It stands to reason that Eaton will have to accept a minimum-type deal to land anywhere, but the Rangers pitching rotation is still in enough flux that he could break through and land there with a strong spring training.
Where else could Eaton take his relatively miniscule need for money (after all, he's already made his $8.5 million for this season) and look for redemption? Kansas City? Pittsburgh? Will we see Eaton travelling on buses throughout the minors? What do people think?
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