Tigers Close To Signing Octavio Dotel

10:31pm: All that's left for Dotel and the Tigers to work out is the length of the contract, tweets Rosenthal. A one-year deal with a vesting option seems like the most likely outcome, Rosenthal adds.

8:37pm: The Tigers are close to a deal with Dotel, tweets Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.

6:22pm: The Cardinals are the other team Dotel is considering. Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch tweets that Detroit seems to have the edge, but Dotel remains "enamored" with the Cardinals.

5:35pm: The Tigers have made an "aggressive" offer for Dotel, tweets Morosi.

4:44pm: The Tigers are considered the favorite for Dotel, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, adding that the other finalist is a National League team.

4:20pm: Free agent reliever Octavio Dotel has narrowed his decision to two teams and expects to make a decision soon, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.


71 Responses to Tigers Close To Signing Octavio Dotel Leave a Reply

  1. BluMule 4 years ago

    Mets? They seem to LOVE our bullpen

  2. Blue387 4 years ago

    I bet it’s the Marlins.

  3. ukJaysfan 4 years ago

    Oh, Do Tell ?

  4. diesel2410 4 years ago

    Rays? Maybe?

  5. Josh Gedert 4 years ago

    Tigers…hopefully.

  6. Earlier rumor of the Angels acquiring relief help and this makes me hopeful. I’d love Dotel in the Angels pen on a cheap contract.

  7. Jimbo504 4 years ago

    Cardinals, he wants to play with Albert.

  8. Dynasty22 4 years ago

    Cardinals.

    • stl_cards16 4 years ago

      Better be for under $2mil if they’re going to pass up the free draft pick.

    • stl_cards16 4 years ago

      Better be for under $2mil if they’re going to pass up the free draft pick.

  9. verlander 4 years ago

    I hope it’s the Tigers.

  10. verlander 4 years ago

    I hope it’s the Tigers.

  11. Brett Steinman 4 years ago

    Marlins! lol jk Blue Jays probably

  12. maybe dodgers again…. wouldn’t surprise me one bit….

  13. altosax29b 4 years ago

    Colts! Canucks! Manchester United! Let’s just keep naming random teams!

  14. altosax29b 4 years ago

    Colts! Canucks! Manchester United! Let’s just keep naming random teams!

  15. Madman2TX 4 years ago

    This one may be the Rangers as supposedly they really like Dotel.

  16. Alfredo A. Hernandez 4 years ago

    Dodgers! 3 years 15 million! 1 milion in 2012, 7 million for 2013 and 2014.  Or I may just be a little bit bitter right now. 

  17. Chris 4 years ago

    Reds?

  18. Tigers or Dodgers…..heard it hear folks.  Would love to see him in Detroit, but with the news that the Dodgers were close to adding BP help, have to believe it was them….

    • I realize BP normally stands for batting practice… if they want BP help the Dodgers can sign Brad Penny, if they want bullpen help, they can sign Dotel…

    • Josh Gedert 4 years ago

      I find it hard to believe you’re right when you can’t spell “here” correctly.

  19. I wonder who the favorite is to land him this July

  20. Dotel should stay out of the AL. It didn’t treat him so well last season. He looked a lot better in the NL.

  21. ctownboy 4 years ago

    Reds have been linked to Dotel and Toothpick Baker just can’t have enough players near retirement age…..

  22. Chris_RG 4 years ago

    Trying to tie Matt Stairs’ record for most ML clubs played for, eh? 

    • Ferrariman 4 years ago

      long way to go…

      • CaseyBlakeDeWitt 4 years ago

        Actually each of them has played for 12 teams, assuming you count Montreal/Washington as the same team, in which case, Stairs has 13, but if Dotel does sign with the Tigers they would be tied again.

  23. JacksTigers 4 years ago

    Tigers, please.

    • Matt Moore 4 years ago

      Why do you want him again?

      • verlander 4 years ago

        He’s put up good numbers.

      • EightMileCats 4 years ago

        Bc our pen fell apart at the end of the year last season. The only dependable arms we had were Benoit, Cokehead, and large potato..

  24. tycobb 4 years ago

    FML…..

  25. DT Flush234 4 years ago

    Even though Detroit made an aggressive offer. I can still see him resigning with the Cardinals.

    • verlander 4 years ago

      Why? I’m curious.

      • jhfdssdaf 4 years ago

        Because he’s “enamored” of them.

      • The_BiRDS 4 years ago

        “The Cardinals are the other team Dotel is considering. Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch tweets that Detroit seems to have the edge, but Dotel remains “enamored” with the Cardinals.”
        Thats why

  26. InLeylandWeTrust 4 years ago

    I’m not liking the sound of “aggressive offer”…would love to have Dotel, but only on a 1 year deal.

    • TheBigNice 4 years ago

      It’s going to take 2 years to turn him from the Cardinals. 

    • The_BiRDS 4 years ago

      Yeah, I dont blame you.. sound like a 2-3 year deal.. I would only want him for a year…maybe half and trade him

      • RationalSportsFan 4 years ago

        Tried to post this earlier, but it looks like it failed…

        Enrique Rojas says (in Spanish, which is why it may not have been included here) that both offers are 1 year offers.  Apparently Dotel is trying to squeeze a second year out of one of them.

  27. roberty 4 years ago

    The sweepstakes is on to find out which team will be dealing Octavio Dotel at the trade deadline!

    • RationalSportsFan 4 years ago

      Hey, he has only played on 5 teams in the last two years…

  28. DT Flush234 4 years ago

    He should resign with the Cardinals. Then Cardinals trade Kyle McCellen for a utility OF and a low tier prospect.

  29. Evan 4 years ago

    face it, the tigers NEED a bullpen arm in the 6-7th innings who can sit down righties.  Al Al can’t be trusted to be healthy.  Does it need to be Dotel…..no, but it wouldn’t be a bad signing probably.

  30. Detroit’s bullpen would be looking pretty decent with this move.

    Especially if Alburqurque(?) can ever recover from the line drive off his head. He was never the same after that

    • RationalSportsFan 4 years ago

      Yea it would.  Valverde, Benoit, Coke, Alburquerque, Schlereth, Dotel, and then (personal favorite) Pauley as the long man (former starter who is also surprisingly adept at getting out left handers). 

      Perry, Wilk, Below, Ni, Villareal, Weinhardt, Hoffman, and Stohr as depth.  Hey, that’s a full AAA bullpen!

  31. Detroit’s bullpen would be looking pretty decent with this move.

    Especially if Alburqurque(?) can ever recover from the line drive off his head. He was never the same after that

  32. DT Flush234 4 years ago

    Oh well the Cardinals get a draft pick now.

  33. Dang, really liked Dotel.

  34. Ferrariman 4 years ago

    Good bye Doc Oc.  Thanks for the NLCS and eliminating Braun, enjoy the ring.  Very underrated aspect of Cards success in playoffs. Plus a draft pick! hurray. Should be a high one too in the supplemental round as well since he used to be a type A.

  35. InLeylandWeTrust 4 years ago

    Gah, fine. Vesting option. DON’T GO 2 GAURANTEED!

  36. JacksTigers 4 years ago

    Yo estoy contento!

  37. thebigdog 4 years ago

    With a name like Octavio, he must be an eighth inning specialist.

  38. Jeff Westcott 4 years ago

    The Tigers will be his 13th team in 14 seasons. I wonder if that’s some kind of record?

  39. chee1rs 4 years ago

    again …. why ???

  40. altosax29b 4 years ago

    um no

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