O’s talking to Dotel

Color me underwhelmed by this.

That said, finding a closer is something that has to be addressed this offseason. Chris Ray is out for the year, so someone has to close. Chad Bradford and Jamie Walker aren’t closers. That’s not what they brought in for and I’m glad they’re not trying to make one of them one.

Dotel has had some good years, but over the past three years, he’s been injured a bit. Last season, he rebounded somewhat with Kansas City before being traded to Braves and getting hurt there.

The O’s claimed Greg Aquino from the Brewers. He closed with the D-Backs some. His numbers aren’t spectacular, but I’d rather take a chance with a low cost player like him rather than possibly overpaying Dotel or someone of his ilk. Besides, since we’re in rebuilding there’s a chance we might not see many save opportunities.

If Dotel signs a Mark Prior type contract, then I’m cool with it. If he gets 4 million a year for 2 years, then it’s a  waste.


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