Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/29/11
I’m reading all these raves that the Mets are strong players for Octavio Dotel… Really? I mean do the people writing these headlines really belive that? Let me dispel that myth for you if I may… First of all, you may have already read that Jonathan Broxton – a much more inferior reliever than Dotel – just signed a one year $4 million dollar deal with the Kansas City Royals. Why would Octavio Dotel sign for one penny less than that? Matt Cerrone over at Mets blog believes that Dotel will sign for less than $3.5 Million… The buzz in baseball has been that Dotel would first like to re-sign in St. Louis, who declined his $3.5 million option for next season. This would suggest they view him as being worth slightly less or they have no interest in bringing him back. There are TWO HUGE REASONS why the St. Louis Cardinals declined Dotel’s option and declined to offer him arbitration. Reason #1 – They want to accumulate as much money as they can to re-sign Albert Pujols who is their number ...
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