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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Adelson: Dotel Challenges Cabrera to Be Better

¿Un Líder es un supermercado chileno, no?

Octavio Dotel, the Detroit Tigers’ veteran reliever, is still bothered over what he saw as a lack of leadership when Cabrera refused to agree to a team meeting after some devastating postseason defeats last October.
“You have to step up and say something,” Dotel told Yahoo! Sports. “Miggy’s more about his game. I don’t see him as a leader.”. . .
Dotel, 39, is well-respected in the clubhouse and around the league. He’s one of the few Tigers (along with Cabrera) who has a World Series ring. He was clear in stating Cabrera’s leadership on the field is beyond doubt. He compared the 2012 Triple Crown winner favorably with Albert Pujols and Alex Rodriguez, both former teammates. “If we didn’t have Miggy,” he said, “I don’t know what would happen to us. Miggy is special.”

fra paolo Posted: February 19, 2013 at 11:28 PM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: chemistry, mvp, tigers

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   1. What's the realistic upside, RMc? Posted: February 20, 2013 at 08:10 AM (#4372436)
Dotel, 39, is well-respected in the clubhouse and around the league.

Both of them, actually. The Tigers are his 13th (count 'em!) major league team.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 20, 2013 at 09:14 AM (#4372461)
Who else? Octavio Dotel of course.
   3. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: February 20, 2013 at 09:20 AM (#4372466)
True veteran leadership is all about attacking your team's best player in the press.
   4. valuearbitrageur Posted: February 20, 2013 at 09:21 AM (#4372467)
I'm pretty sure during the MVP voting writers clearly established Miggys credentials as a team leader.
   5. KJOK Posted: February 20, 2013 at 09:23 AM (#4372469)
Yes, the guy who maybe was the 2nd best player in all of baseball last year needs to be challenged to be 'better'.
   6. Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: February 20, 2013 at 09:26 AM (#4372472)
Seems like when it comes to leadership, the Tigers should probably institute a Don't Ask Dotel policy.
   7. ColonelTom Posted: February 20, 2013 at 10:09 AM (#4372518)
Golf clap for #6. Very nice.
   8. JE (Jason) Posted: February 20, 2013 at 10:17 AM (#4372532)
Ugh. Just start the season already.
   9. Walt Davis Posted: February 20, 2013 at 03:22 PM (#4372855)
Meh, Dotel is just angling to land on team #14.
   10. Don Geovany Soto (chris h.) Posted: February 20, 2013 at 05:00 PM (#4372947)
#6 is awesome.
   11. Non-Youkilidian Geometry Posted: February 20, 2013 at 05:03 PM (#4372950)
More praise for #6. Well played indeed.
   12. Nasty Nate Posted: February 20, 2013 at 05:09 PM (#4372957)
He’s one of the few Tigers who has a World Series ring.


I thought of this as a trivia question for myself (which team did he win it with?). I guessed NY in 09, and was wrong.
   13. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: February 20, 2013 at 05:19 PM (#4372963)
I think he won it with his 29th team, the Cardinals.

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