It's officially official: Octavio Dotel will be a Pirate for at least part of 2010. There's no word on terms, except that the contract is for a year with a club option for 2011. I'm mostly happy because I've written several posts assuming that this signing would happen and if it didn't, I'd have wasted about a thousand words (DISCLAIMER: If you add up the WHYGAVS archives since 2005, I've written exponentially more about the most futile baseball team in the history of baseball) on a signing that didn't happen.

That means that I'm repeating myself when I say that I think Dotel is a good signing, assuming that he's not making anything particularly close to his $6 million 2009 salary (if it's more than half of that, I won't be pleased). He's always racked up huge strikeout numbers when...

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