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Postby FalcoAtL » Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:43 pm

Octavio Dotel and the Royals have reportedly agreed to a one-year, $5 million contract.
Dotel, who will go into the closer's role, can make an extra $2 million in incentives. A healthy Dotel is a terrific reliever, but he showed little last season after returning from Tommy John surgery. It's another risky pickup for a Royals team still likely to finish in fifth place, but this one won't hurt in 2008 and beyond if it doesn't work out.

Great!! Right after I drafted him in my Dynasty !+)
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Re: Dotel to Royals!!!

Postby BronXBombers51 » Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:56 pm

FalcoAtL wrote:Octavio Dotel and the Royals have reportedly agreed to a one-year, $5 million contract.
Dotel, who will go into the closer's role, can make an extra $2 million in incentives. A healthy Dotel is a terrific reliever, but he showed little last season after returning from Tommy John surgery. It's another risky pickup for a Royals team still likely to finish in fifth place, but this one won't hurt in 2008 and beyond if it doesn't work out.

Great!! Right after I drafted him in my Dynasty !+)


I wouldn't be too disappointed in drafting him. At least you know he's got a closer's role under his belt.
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Postby jbones733 » Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:00 pm

haha break up the Royals, nice move, nothing to lose
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Postby Tavish » Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:00 pm

This has been rumored for a little while, which is why the Burgos move didn't surprise me too much. The bullpen had looked to be the Royal's biggest strength last season but completely imploded with really only Nelson showing much promise. If Dotel can get back to anything near the 02-03 version this will be a good deal for the Royals.

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Postby BravesGuy » Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:01 pm

Wow, KC is busy this offseason. 2 FA signings and a trade! Wonder if they will give Sammy Sosa a shot to reach 600 :-?
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Postby George_Foreman » Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:04 pm

BravesGuy wrote:Wow, KC is busy this offseason. 2 FA signings and a trade! Wonder if they will give Sammy Sosa a shot to reach 600 :-?
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Postby deerayfan072 » Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:07 pm

Well as a Rays fan this sucks, i knoe we were after him and in the running, but i am glad we didn;t spend 5 mill on the guy plus incentives.
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Postby jbones733 » Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:17 pm

George_Foreman wrote:
BravesGuy wrote:Wow, KC is busy this offseason. 2 FA signings and a trade! Wonder if they will give Sammy Sosa a shot to reach 600 :-?
Na, they have a good GM now.



this is true

good to see them spending regardless of who its on , & they got some mashers coming so maybe a real small glimmer of hope
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Postby RocketsDWM » Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:35 pm

Nice to see the Royals spend some money. Nice deal with Dotel, even if 5 million is a bit high for him.

The sad thing is that the Royals will still finish last.

Also, this certainly increases Gagnes contract.
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Postby grammysboy » Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:16 am

RocketsDWM wrote:Nice to see the Royals spend some money. Nice deal with Dotel, even if 5 million is a bit high for him.

The sad thing is that the Royals will still finish last.

Also, this certainly increases Gagnes contract.


I have to agree, sadly, the Royals have little chance of finishing anywhere above last unless a miricle occurs. Too bad. It's nice to see them making some moves that seem to be geared toward long term improvement.
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