Brewers, Reds Interested In Octavio Dotel

5:43pm:'s Jesse Sanchez adds the Reds to the list of teams who are interested in Dotel, noting that the righty's representatives have met with the Tigers and Brewers already.

10:44am: The Cardinals and Brewers are very interested in Octavio Dotel, the 38-year-old reliever told Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportesLosAngeles (link in Spanish).  Dotel confirmed the Tigers and Mets are also interested.  Dotel hopes to return to the Cardinals, and has a one-year offer in hand from them.  Dotel told Rojas he'd like to get two years, or at least one year at an adequate salary (thanks to Nick Collias for translating).  

12 Responses to Brewers, Reds Interested In Octavio Dotel Leave a Reply

  1. Well, that is one way in which Ryan Braun would never have to face him.

  2. Would much rather see Hawkins or Saito come back than Dotel.

  3. Mike 4 years ago


  4. Jdobb 4 years ago

    Dotel wants to be a Cardinal. Dotel is going to sign this week and Furcall will sign after Albert signs. Allen Craig will get a shot at 2nd base in Spring training and if not Shoemaker will play 2nd base and if not Craig will be 4th outfielder. 

    • JohnOrpheus 4 years ago

      Mo has made it clear the 2nd base experiments are over. Craig will be more than a 4th outfielder, as I have a feeling he will be part of a platoon with an aging Lance Berkman. Skip, hopefully, will not be tendered a contract. I would like to see Kelly Johnson manning second. Much better than any other option.

      • Jdobb 4 years ago

        With all due respect Skip is a great option as a 4th outfielder and if we can get Allen Craig as a everyday player 2nd base is our only option. The guy was a SS until he was drafted and then was a 3rd baseman in the minors until he came to majors.

        • adieuordie 4 years ago

          Skip Schumaker is a terrible 4th outfielder. He doesn’t have the range to play center or the bat to play the corners.
          Allen Craig was moved to the outfield for a reason. He was a terrible third baseman. Second base is harder to play than third base. Do the math.

          • Jdobb 4 years ago

            Did you really say Skip cant play centerfield and is a terrbible outfielder? Get out of your moms basement.

          • adieuordie 4 years ago

            I said, “Skip Schumaker is a terrible 4th outfielder. He doesn’t have the range to play center or the bat to play the corners.”

            I’m right. You’re wrong. Deal with it.

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