Y`s Guy wrote:
I'm a Yankee fan and I don't understand this. Didn't the Yanks learn with John Lieber?
Now here they are giving Dotel, a very good set up guy, 2M to basically rehab with them. And then what? He'll be cast off after his still-weak arm gives up a key HR in October.
Dumb. They should have at least given 2 years for lesser per year and at least benefitted down the road.
How is Dotel's arm going to be still-weak? Most guys are even stronger and better after TJ surgery. If you're suggesting he won't rehab well, then he won't be pitching in October anyway.
And Jon Lieber had an option for 2005, the Yankees just declined it thinking that they could get him cheaper. However, the Mets gave Benson $21 million and they found out they couldn't get him cheaper, and they made a moronic move by getting Jaret Wright instead of admitting their mistake and taking Lieber back for the money he would have gotten anyway.
I don't see the similarity. Dotel can provide a big boost to this team this year if he has recovered as well as we all think (and hope) he has. I love this signing for $2 million per year.