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    Braves Close To Dotel For Davies Deal

    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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    Re: Braves Close To Dotel For Davies Deal

    good pickup for the royals davies could still be a nice top of the line pitcher. Braves farm system was already cleaned out today so i give schurholz credit for not dipping back into again and giving away davies who never really panned out in atlanta. Hopefullya change of scenery is all he needed.

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    Re: Braves Close To Dotel For Davies Deal

    All of the sudden this Braves team is looking pretty solid.

    Wickman may be looking over his shoulder at his job soon. When you can run Soriano and Dotel out there in the 7th and 8th you're doing something.

    Throwing Texieira into that lineup takes loads of pressure off of the Jones' boys. Where will you take a break now? Chipper, Tex, Andruw, McCann, Francoeur, Renteria, Diaz...this lineup is sick! The starting pitching has been pretty good with Smoltz, Hudson, and even Chuck James giving the team solid outings.

    If this team had 1 more solid SP and a lefty out of the pen (edit: they got a lefty in the Tex deal) they would quickly become my favorite to win the NL.

    With the Phillies making some moves and the Mets about to acquire Castillo the NL East is going to look a little different this time next week. This is going to make for an exciting last couple months in baseball!
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    Re: Braves Close To Dotel For Davies Deal

    Braves are looking tougher by the minute...sorry Cubs fans!
    Reds fan since 1970

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    Re: Braves Close To Dotel For Davies Deal

    Quick, get in there and give them Weathers and Sean Watson instead!

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    Re: Braves Close To Dotel For Davies Deal

    They apparently turned down a deal that would have sent Dotel to the Mariners for OF Wladimir Balentien. Hopefully Krivsky can get in on that. I can't imagine someone wanting Davies instead of Baletien.


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