In 2011 Dotel signed a one year deal with the Jays for 3.5M then went on to appear in 65 games posting a 3.50 ERA, 0.98 Whip, 2.8 BB per nine, 10.3 SO per nine and a 3.65 BB/SO ratio. His biggest deterrent is his age.
The Mets are strong players for right-handed reliever Octavio Dotel, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions. Dotel, who celebrated his 38th birthday last week, posted a 2.61 ERA for the Cardinals in October after compiling a 3.28 ERA, 32 strikeouts and five walks for St. Louis in 24 2/3 innings this season. source MLBlogs Network