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08:19 AM ET 10.30 | Octavio Dotel isn't much interested in pitching for team No. 14 in his MLB career. Following the Tigers' four-game sweep Sunday, Dotel voiced his desire to remain with Detroit next season. But, unlike last offseason, the ball isn't in his court this time. "I hope I can come back here," Dotel said, mere moments after he gave manager Jim Leyland a season-ending farewell hug in Detroit's clubhouse. But in order for that to happen, the Tigers would need to exercise their $3.5 million option, which could be considered a bargain given Dotel's impressive 2012 campaign. Dotel, who turns 39 next month, went 5-3 with a 3.57 ERA in 57 games this year. He was especially effective against right-handed batters, limiting them to a .197 batting average.

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October 30, 2012  08:49 AM ET

Insanity Is Doing The Same Thing And Expecting Different Results, Bro.

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October 30, 2012  09:26 AM ET
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Do tell, Dotel!I think Tubby and Chubby might lay the beef on you next spring after they hear about you calling them meek and mild before Game 4.

Agreed.....I don't think it was smart to say what he did if he really wants to return to Detroit.

October 30, 2012  09:32 AM ET

What you said about your team after game 3 Dotel was accurate, either there was no fight or the Giant pitching was that good. If I am the GM you would be a Tiger next year.

October 30, 2012  11:15 AM ET

He looks awful in that picture!

October 30, 2012  01:39 PM ET
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Do tell, Dotel!I think Tubby and Chubby might lay the beef on you next spring after they hear about you calling them meek and mild before Game 4.

Spoken more like a mercenary than as a teammate.

October 30, 2012  02:12 PM ET

dotel's age its against him all the way,,,,

October 30, 2012  04:07 PM ET

of course he does, who eles wants him? Nice move of the Tigers to keep Leyland

October 30, 2012  05:59 PM ET

wiseup:Smart move keeping Leyland. Next step is to improve bullpen.Giants bullpen outmatched Detroits. Giants, Reds, And Cards can shorten the games with a strong bullpen.

 
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