|We may not have signed Nomaahhh (or B.J. Ryan, Juan Pierre, etc) but we certainly have made efforts to improve our bullpen. Cashman’s latest target is righty reliever Octavio Dotel, who has played for the Mets, Astros and Oakland thus far in his career. Dotel is noted for his hard throw, which actually got his arm into some trouble – he had to have Tommy John surgery last season. His career numbers are good, and aside from 2005 he has consistently played in at least 70 games. I am slightly concerned about the Tommy John surgery; I realize that it is pretty common nowadays but I still wonder if Dotel will be rehabbed and up to his usual speed by spring.
Dotel has received an incredible eleven offers since becoming a free agent, but has managed to whittle his choices down to four teams, including the Yankees. He will most likely make his decision soon, and according to the Post the Yankees “feel good about their chances”.
Labels: free agency/arbitration