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June 3, 2005
BASEBALL: Dotel Down

So Octavio Dotel is having surgery and done for this year and into next season. Tough blow for the A's, who had hoped to have a primo closer in his walk year to shop, but maybe good news for the Mets, who now have one fewer reason to get fleeced by Billy Beane (but hey, there's still Barry Zito). Actually, Dotel might not be a bad guy for the Mets to take a jon Lieber-style flyer on this offseason.

UPDATE: Obviously, of course, this is great news for Huston Street (and, ahem, people who own him in fantasy leagues), as Street now steps in to what will no doubt be a long tenure as A's closer.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:56 PM | Baseball 2005 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

The bad news is that Street is the closer on a team that is on pace to win 63 games.

Posted by: RW at June 4, 2005 10:40 PM
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