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    Braves close to getting Dotel too....

    per mlbtraderumours.com
    "Braves Close To Acquiring Octavio Dotel
    Interesting development via Ken Rosenthal: the Braves are close to a deal for Royals' closer Octavio Dotel. They apparently have made a better offer than finalists Cleveland and Los Angeles.

    Royals GM Dayton Moore knows his way around Atlanta's farm system, of course. He had all kinds of player development roles within the Braves organization. The Braves' top three prospects heading into the season per Baseball America were Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Elvis Andrus, and Matt Harrison. With those three out of the picture perhaps Moore is going for outfielder Brandon Jones or first baseman Scott Thorman.

    Quite a day for Atlanta...now to snag a starter..."


    wouldnt it be nice to9 see the Reds someday better themselves to WIN?? i hate the braves, but i wish we had their ownership

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    Re: Braves close to getting Dotel too....

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan4445 View Post

    wouldnt it be nice to9 see the Reds someday better themselves to WIN?? i hate the braves, but i wish we had their ownership

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    Re: Braves close to getting Dotel too....

    I just called a friend of mine that's a Braves fan to congratulate him on his day, and also tried to convince him that trading for Kyle Lohse would be the perfect ending to a great day. Needless to say, he didn't agree

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    According to the KC Star, it's Dotel for Kyle Davies:

    http://www.kansascity.com/news/break...ry/211348.html

    Royals talking to Braves about trading Dotel for pitcher Kyle Davies
    By BOB DUTTON
    The Kansas City Star

    MINNEAPOLIS | The Royals appeared to ready to trade veteran closer Octavio Dotel to the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon for right-handed starter Kyle Davies.

    Neither club has yet offered official confirmation, although several sources indicated a deal was tentatively in place.

    “It’s inappropriate for me to comment on any deal that may or may not happen,” Royals general manager Dayton Moore said. “When and if there is a deal, we’ll make an announcement.”

    The holdup appears to be on the Braves’ end and concerns their ability to work out final details on a trade earlier in the day in which they acquired first baseman Mark Teixeira and reliever Ron Mahay from the Rangers for catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, shortstop Elvis Andrus and two pitching prospects.

    The non-waiver trading deadline is 3 p.m. Tuesday. The Royals continue to discuss trade possibilities with other club in case talks break down with the Braves.

    The Dodgers, Indians and Mariners have strongly pursued Dotel, who entered Monday’s series opener against the Twins at 2-1 with a 3.91 ERA and 11 saves in 14 opportunities since returning May 22 from the disabled list.

    Davies, 23, has spent parts of the last three seasons in the Braves’ rotation but has yet to reach their projection of a front-line starter. He was demoted recently to Class AAA Richmond after going 4-8 with a 5.76 ERA in 17 starts.

    Davies was the Braves’ fourth-round pick in 2001 as a 17-year-old and reached the majors in 2005. He is a combined 14-21 with a 6.15 ERA in 52 games, including 45 starts, in parts of three seasons.
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    Good take for a pitcher that was a one year rental. [right?]

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    Re: Braves close to getting Dotel too....

    If there's one thing the Braves have done pretty well, it's decided top move on from certain prospects once they feel like they've capped out, clearing room for the next round.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Don't ask, Dotel.
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    Re: Braves close to getting Dotel too....

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    Good take for a pitcher that was a one year rental. [right?]
    A one year rental who was signed on the cheap ($5 mil plus incentives). A guy who certain RedsZoners (one of whose names rhymes with "Schmonny Schmootstool") thought the Reds should have taken a chance on.
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    Re: Braves close to getting Dotel too....

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    A one year rental who was signed on the cheap ($5 mil plus incentives). A guy who certain RedsZoners (one of whose names rhymes with "Schmonny Schmootstool") thought the Reds should have taken a chance on.
    Donnie Hootstool is a good guy. We should have probably listened to him.

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    Re: Braves close to getting Dotel too....

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Donnie Hootstool is a good guy. We should have probably listened to him.
    Even a blind squirrel occasionally finds a nut.
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    Re: Braves close to getting Dotel too....

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    A one year rental who was signed on the cheap ($5 mil plus incentives). A guy who certain RedsZoners (one of whose names rhymes with "Schmonny Schmootstool") thought the Reds should have taken a chance on.
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    Re: Braves close to getting Dotel too....

    Quote Originally Posted by AvesIce51 View Post
    I'm not sure that was necessary. Thing is, I agree completely with the poster you mocked.

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    Re: Braves close to getting Dotel too....

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    I'm not sure that was necessary. Thing is, I agree completely with the poster you mocked.
    Sorry, I guess I find it hard to complain about ownership when Bob C. hasn't been here for even two years. People forget quickly how horid Carl was as an owner. It takes a while to turn around a franchise, and Braves ownership here wouldn't do too much for us, but maybe buy us some free agents.

    It would be nice to make moves to win, but we have to get in a winning position first, and I think the franchise as a whole, is 500% better than it was 2 years ago.

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    Re: Braves close to getting Dotel too....

    Quote Originally Posted by RedLegSuperStar View Post
    I was right with you..
    Add "SchmedSchmegSchmuperSchmar" to the list.
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    Re: Braves close to getting Dotel too....

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    A one year rental who was signed on the cheap ($5 mil plus incentives). A guy who certain RedsZoners (one of whose names rhymes with "Schmonny Schmootstool") thought the Reds should have taken a chance on.
    Props to you Johnny, I was against it. Having seen nearly all of Octavio's outings pitch with the Yankees in 06 I thought he was done. Netting Kyle Davies is a pretty good return for a one year signing.

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