Wednesday, November 24, 2010


-- Ben Nicholson-Smith of Major League Trade Rumors posted "The Royals announced that they have released Bryan Bullington so he can sign with the Hiroshima Carp."

The first overall selection of the 2002 draft, Bullington has a 1-9 record and 5.62 ERA in 81-2/3 innings of work for the Pirates, Royals, Indians and Blue Jays.

-- The Dodgers offered Octavio Dotel arbitration. He's a Class B free agent, which means LA gets a supplementary (sandwich) round pick in the next year’s draft if he declines the proposal. He has until November 30th to decide whether to accept or not.

-- A promo: The 1971 season will be featured on Monday, November 29 at 9:00 p.m. ET on MLB Network. The episode will highlight the Baltimore Orioles' historic pitching rotation, Vida Blue, and focus on Roberto Clemente leaping onto the national scene and Pittsburgh's powerful offensive machine.

-- We assume you've heard, but just in case: Joey Votto and Josh Hamilton were named MVPs.


WilliamJPellas said...

Interesting move by the Dodgers to offer Dotel arbitration. Guess they're serious about keeping him. However, if I'm not mistaken, since he's a Class B free agent, he could sign anywhere else and that team would not have to give up one of its own draft picks; the "sandwich" picks come from the commissioner's office rather than at the expense of the team signing Dotel.

I still say I'd bring him back here in a heartbeat.

Ron Ieraci said...

Yah, it was a smart move, Wil, especially if Dotel wants to test free agency again.

If OD accepts the arbitration, he's working with $3.25M for his 2010 base, so he won't be hurting. Maybe LA figures after the Joaquin Benoit deal, Dotel's a bargain for a set-up guy.