Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Dotel now a Pirate
It was annouced today by the Pittsburgh Pirates and DK over at the PG that they have (finally) signed Octavio Dotel. All Dotel has to do is come to Pittsburgh and pass a battery of tests (physical) and he could be signed as early as tomorrow afternoon.
Dotel will be entering his 12th season in Major League Baseball and bosts a 3.73 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP. Dotel will most likely be the Pirates closer and he has 83 career saves and a 46-39 overall record. Other notable stats include 2.71 K/BB ratio and 11.0 strikeouts per nine innigns pitched.
Dotel will push the Pirates over the limit of the 40 man roster so something will be done. It has been discussed that the Pirates will probably try and deal Brandon Jones who they signed off waivers a few days ago.
The Pirates have really sured up their bullpen this offseaon. They have signed a bunch of arms that have decent numbers so this bullpen, on paper, looks a million times better than last year, but fear not after the Pirates jump out 7-3 in the home opener after seven innings and the pen blows it you will hear the boo birds. I doubt that happens but you know that is what MIGHT happen.
Lets Go Bucs