Octavio Dotel is a vampire who will survive a nuclear attack

Which is to say, he's been around for a while, and he will never go away. For the second straight season, Octavio Dotel is a pitcher for a playoff team, and that gives us a chance to stare at his Baseball Reference page. It's a magnificent page. Some highlights:

  • Thirteen teams. I mean, don't bury the lede. He holds the record for most teams played for, as he passed Matt Stairs, Mike Morgan, and Ron Vilone when he signed with the Tigers.
  • Over the last two seasons, his strikeout-to-walk ratio jumped up into elite territory ... but his run prevention didn't get that much better. He's a control maven now, walking fewer than two batters per nine innings. Either he figured something out as a 37-year-old, or the league changed around him.
  • The trades he was a part of -- so fun. He went to Houston when Mike Hampton went to the Mets. He went to the A's as a part of the Carlos Beltran deal. He was traded to the Dodgers when they were giving away free James McDonalds. And he was a part of the Edwin Jackson/Colby Rasmus deal that somehow ended up as a World Series title for St. Louis.

Appreciate Octavio Dotel now because he'll be gone soon. Just kidding. Appreciate him at your leisure. He'll be around longer than you are.

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