Winter meetings update
Seen and heard at the Opryland Hotel:
--Pete Mackanin is not at the Meeting -- yet.
"I'm coming in tomorrow," he said by phone from his home in Florida.
Mackanin says he's in line for a couple of on-the-field jobs. That would be his preference. If that doesn't work out, he'll consider returning to the Reds as a scout.
"Wayne (Krivsky) has left that open to me," Mackanin said.
--I heard that former Reds minor league field coordinator Tim Naehring landed a job in Yankees system. I'm trying to track down the details.
--Tony LaRussa and Bill DeWitt had lunch together at the one of the garden restaurants.
--Jerome Bettis is here for some reason. My guess is he's promoting something.
--Jose Rijo is making the rounds. Josie seems to know everyone in baseball. Rijo said the Nationals -- he's a special adviser to Jim Bowden -- have traded for Elijah Dukes. Dukes is a five-tool outfielder. Jim Bowden can't get enough of them. Dukes has had his share of troubles. Let's see Lastings Milledge, Dukes, Wily Mo Pena and Austin Kearns. That's outfield is getting crowded.