Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mets strong players on Dotel...

In 2009 Octavio Dotel wanted to return to his roots with the Mets and I noted in this post.  It's funny that post is title the kiss of death because at the time anyone who expressed interest in playing for the Mets seemed to sign elsewhere.  Dotel didn't return and since then has been an effective late inning reliever for the White Sox, Pirates, Dodgers, Blue Jays and Cards, also played for the Rookies but didn't do so well ( 2010 - 8 appearances, 5.05 ERA). 

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