$30 mil ain’t what it used to be

Right-hander Octavio Dotel and the Chicago White Sox agreed Tuesday on an $11-million, two-year contract, bolstering a bullpen that ranked among the majors’ worst last season.

When it comes to relief pitcher transactions, ESPN needs to come up with some different verbs other than bolstering.

Though in this case, overpaying would probably fit.

The White Sox have now invested $30 million dollars in two declining middle relievers (Dotel and Linebrink). Of the 6 combined years the two of them are signed for, I’ll be surprised if they produce 2 years total where they are above league average pitchers.

Another baffling move from the 3rd or 4th best team in the AL Central.


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