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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Tigers finalize one-year, $3.5 million deal with Octavio Dotel

According to BobbyMac, these are the most lopsided projected left/right splits (in terms of True Average, formerly EqA) for active players, minimum 500 IP:

Name               Split        Size
Octavio Dotel      R, vs. R   +.112 TAv
Ramon Ortiz        R, vs. R    .110
Dontrelle Willis   L, vs. L    .105
Horacio Ramirez    L, vs. L    .105
Chien-Ming Wang    R, vs. R    .092

Detroit and Octavio Dotel made their deal official, with the Tigers paying the veteran right-hander $3 million in 2012 and $3.5 million or a $500,000 buyout for 2013.

This will be his 13th team in 14 seasons… Dotel has the highest strikeout rate of all time among right-handers with 800-plus innings and even at age 37 got more than 10 strikeouts per nine innings for the fifth straight season…
Jason Beck of MLB.com reports that Dotel chose the Tigers over the Brewers, with the Padres also in the mix.

The District Attorney Posted: December 10, 2011 at 03:50 AM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Enrico Pallazzo Posted: December 10, 2011 at 03:59 PM (#4012460)
Take THAT Mike Morgan.
   2. Sleepy was just “inspecting the bunker”, y’all Posted: December 10, 2011 at 08:03 PM (#4012639)
Mmmm, tasty draft pick. Thanks, new CBA!
   3. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 10, 2011 at 08:09 PM (#4012643)
Mmmm, tasty draft pick. Thanks, new CBA!


I have literally no idea what team Dotel pitched for last year.

Huh, Tor and StL. How did I miss him in the playoffs? I had a vague awareness he pitched for Tor at one point.

I would have guessed CHW, which was 5 teams ago, but only 2 years.

This guy is itching to redefine journeyman RP. 11 teams in the last 8 years, with 5 mid-season trades.
   4. MM1f Posted: December 10, 2011 at 08:25 PM (#4012660)
Mmmm, tasty draft pick. Thanks, new CBA!


I'd rather have Dotel at my choice of 1/3.5 or 2/6.5 than some 2nd round pick
   5. Walt Davis Posted: December 10, 2011 at 09:57 PM (#4012726)
Dotel has the highest strikeout rate of all time among right-handers with 800-plus innings

Well I'll be damned. I'm not sure there's a unit of time large enough to capture how long it would have taken me to come up with his name. My guess, Kerry Wood, is #2 though. Somewhat surprisingly, Hoffman is #6. And the #8 spot is held down by the immortal Mark Clear!

Wood holds the record for 900 to 1300 innings minimum; then Pedro holds it from 1400 to 2800 IP; then Ryan from 2900 to 5300.

Guess who holds the K/9 record for 5400+ IP.
   6. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: December 10, 2011 at 10:08 PM (#4012733)
Well I'll be damned. I'm not sure there's a unit of time large enough to capture how long it would have taken me to come up with his name.


1/Planck time?
   7. The District Attorney Posted: December 10, 2011 at 10:58 PM (#4012773)
How did I miss him in the playoffs?
Honestly, I'm not sure either, he played a pretty key role.
   8. Accent Shallow lives every week like Shark Week Posted: December 10, 2011 at 11:37 PM (#4012795)
Guess who holds the K/9 record for 5400+ IP.

Gotta be Denton True Young, no?
   9. Greg K Posted: December 10, 2011 at 11:43 PM (#4012801)
Honestly, I'm not sure either, he played a pretty key role.

Plus he wore distinctive socks.
Was also part of that much discussed Rasmus trade. Really this was probably Dotel's most prominent season in a long time.
   10. MM1f Posted: December 11, 2011 at 12:49 AM (#4012834)
Honestly, I'm not sure either, he played a pretty key role.


He was the pregnant looking pitcher.
   11. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 11, 2011 at 01:25 AM (#4012908)

He was the pregnant looking pitcher.


Ohhhh, I must have confused him with Valverde.
   12. Walt Davis Posted: December 11, 2011 at 03:20 AM (#4013029)
Gotta be Denton True Young, no?

Nope, he's third.
   13. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 11, 2011 at 03:26 AM (#4013036)
Gotta be Denton True Young, no?

Nope, he's third.


Big Train?
   14. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: December 11, 2011 at 03:28 AM (#4013038)
Guess who holds the K/9 record for 5400+ IP.
You wouldn't be asking if it was Walter Johnson, right?

EDIT: play index'ed it. Not Big Train. The answer makes obvious sense, in retrospect.
   15. Good cripple hitter Posted: December 11, 2011 at 03:32 AM (#4013041)
Guess who holds the K/9 record for 5400+ IP.


If it's not Walter Johnson or Cy, it has to be Phil Niekro, right?
   16. tshipman Posted: December 11, 2011 at 03:34 AM (#4013044)
Hasn't Nolan Ryan pitched more than 5400 innings?

Damn ... 5386. That's a silly statistic.

Also, I was shocked that Dotel was still in the league. My favorite derisive Backlasher nickname still: "Blotel"
   17. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 11, 2011 at 03:40 AM (#4013053)

EDIT: play index'ed it. Not Big Train. The answer makes obvious sense, in retrospect.


Clemens?
   18. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 11, 2011 at 03:42 AM (#4013055)
If it's not Walter Johnson or Cy, it has to be Phil Niekro, right?

Winner. Beats Big Train 5.57 to 5.34
   19. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: December 11, 2011 at 03:54 AM (#4013058)
Those first three years as a reliever in Houston (2001-2003) were incredible. Avergaed nearly 100 IP with nearly a 200 ERA+.

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