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Saturday, December 31, 2005

Yankees - Signed Dotel

New York Yankees - Signed P Octavio Dotel to a 1-year contract.

Worth $2 million - the Yankees are taking a flier on Dotel like they did with Leiber in the hope that he’ll be healthy enough to contribute.  Very few people have had their stock fall farther than Dotel has the last two years.

2006 ZiPS Projection - Octavio Dotel
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W   L   G GS   IP   H   ER HR BB SO   ERA
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7   3 68   0   78   63   33 10 29 96 3.81

Dan Szymborski Posted: December 31, 2005 at 11:58 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Athletic Supporter can feel the slow rot Posted: January 02, 2006 at 09:51 PM (#1803160)
Dotel said that he'd pitch for the A's for free this year.

Hard to resist the $$ I guess. Plus the A's don't really need him at all.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 02, 2006 at 11:05 PM (#1803274)
Will he be ready on Opening Day?
   3. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: January 03, 2006 at 04:20 AM (#1803766)
Supposedly, they are expecting him around June.
   4. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: January 03, 2006 at 04:27 AM (#1803778)
The difference, of course, is that they signed Lieber to a 2-year deal with the understanding that he'd miss the first one completely.

They risk Dotel establishing some value and either leaving or signing for a lot more money in the 2006 offseason.

As a Yankee fan, I'd rather have seen Dotel inked to a 2 year/$4 million pact if given the option.
   5. villainx Posted: January 03, 2006 at 05:36 AM (#1803875)
Yeah, a one year deal seems odd, I mean he was signed at least with the partial belief that he would recover some of his stuff.
   6. sardonic Posted: January 03, 2006 at 05:39 AM (#1803877)
[Was a] good pitcher. I hope the A's beat the living #### out of him.
   7. SG Posted: January 03, 2006 at 06:28 AM (#1803928)
I'm pretty sure Dotel would only agree to a one year deal, and with a dozen teams supposedly courting him he had the leverage to do so. While I'd like to have seen an option year, the Yankees can at least offer him arbitration and get a second round pick back if he walks.
   8. The Original SJ Posted: January 03, 2006 at 06:38 AM (#1803937)
THE FAKE! THE FAKE! OH MY GOD ITS THE FAKE!
   9. The Original SJ Posted: January 03, 2006 at 06:44 AM (#1803945)
wrong thread, sorry

SJ out.
   10. MM1f Posted: January 03, 2006 at 06:46 AM (#1803951)
#### THAT SJ! MY HEART IS BROKEN!
   11. RoyalsReview Posted: January 05, 2006 at 10:19 PM (#1808234)
Typical Yankee move, although not one without merit. Killed the A's two years ago...

Do you have to be over 33 to even be considered for a Yankee contract?

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