All posts tagged "Octavio Dotel"

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Is the “Proven Closer” Era Over?

    Mark Melancon is the latest reliever to derail the "Proven Closer" theory. (Photo Credit: David Hague) This...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Casting Wide Net for Relief Help

      Dotel is one of the relievers the Pirates are looking at. Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are casting a wide net for relief pitching help, mentioning that Jason Frasor, Octavio Dotel, and Koji Uehara are all on the list, as well as a dozen others.  This is the...

  • Analysis
    One Year Ago: January Bullpen Additions

    A year ago this week the Pirates signed Dotel. In December 2009 the Pittsburgh Pirates non-tendered Matt Capps, following a season where the closer put up a 5.80 ERA in 54.1 innings.  At the time of the move, the Pirates didn't have much to work with in their bullpen.  Joel Hanrahan and...

  • Analysis
    Free Agent Rumors: Dotel, Francis, Webb

    The Pirates are interested in bringing Dotel back. The Pirates carry a 41 man roster since Friday, then wait until the day I'm out of town to make their move.  Also while I was gone, there were some rumors on the free agent market: -The Pirates are interested in bringing back Octavio...

  • Analysis
    Winter Meetings Notebook: Rule 5 Draft Preview

    Rodriguez is one of the top options available in the Rule 5 draft. Day three of the winter meetings wrapped up without any moves being made by the Pittsburgh Pirates, although we did have several rumors and updates about players the Pirates are talking to.  Day four will almost certainly bring at...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Inquired on Octavio Dotel

    The Pirates have inquired on Dotel. The Pittsburgh Pirates are one of seven teams to have inquired on Octavio Dotel, according to a tweet from Enrique Rojas of ESPN (tweet is in Spanish).  Rojas mentions the Arizona Diamondbacks, Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Minnesota Twins, and New York Yankees as other teams...

  • Analysis
    Dodgers Trade Octavio Dotel to the Rockies

    Getting McDonald for Dotel alone would have been a steal. The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded Octavio Dotel to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for a player to be named later.  While that news doesn't really have any impact on the Pittsburgh Pirates, it provides a perfect opportunity to take a look...

  • Analysis
    Defending the Chan Ho Park addition

    Over the past couple weeks, the Pirates unloaded four veteran relievers who had helped contribute to a solid bullpen in 2010. Yesterday, in an attempt to solidify the disrupted pen, the Bucs claimed Chris Resop and Chan Ho Park off waivers. The Resop addition was applauded, but...

  • Analysis
    How today’s trades affect the Pirates’ 2010 season

    The Pirates roster did not contain many obvious trade chips as we approached the 2010 trade deadline, but that did not keep Neal Huntington from wheeling and dealing today. Huntington utilized five players that he signed this past offseason, sending Ryan Church, Bobby Crosby and D.J. Carrasco...

  • Analysis
    Bucs deal Lopez to Giants, Dotel to Dodgers

    The Pirates traded reliever Javier Lopez to the Giants today for first baseman John Bowker and right-handed pitcher Joe Martinez. Both players will be assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis. The Bucs also dealt closer Octavio Dotel to the Dodgers for right-handed pitcher James McDonald and outfield...

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