Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Dotel To Toronto

Octavio Dotel has agreed to join the Blue Jays on a one year deal worth $3.5m and a club option for 2012 at the same rate.

Toronto have already been making noises about not expecting to compete in 2011 and building towards 2012 and this very much ties into that. After losing Gregg and Downs in the offseason and with Frasor coming off a down year, Dotel looks like a very cheap short term closing option. He also looks a likely trade option down the stretch, especially with the club option attached.

This move doesn't change much as so much of how well Toronto will do next year will be down to a lot of young players who will be looking to take the next step (or even the first step) in their big league careers but it certainly helps to have a veteran presence in key positions.

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