I have strange power of speech;
That moment that his face I see,
I know the man that must hear me:
To him my tale I teach.
Below, in cartographic form, the tortuous tale of that Peerless Peripatetic, that Inimitable Itinerant, Octavio Eduardo Dotel (whose membership in thirteen major league ballclubs has set a new standard).
Incidentally, one could put together a rather respectable (and fast!) team with players involved in Dotel transactions over the years. All position players have played at least one game at their listed position.
The Dotel Trade All-Stars
C – John Buck
1B – Mark Teahen
2B – Roger Cedeno
3B – Derek Bell
SS – Anthony Jackson
LF – Colby Rasmus
CF – Carlos Beltran
RF – Corey Patterson
SP – Mike Hampton, Edwin Jackson, James McDonald, Kyle Davies
RP – Marc Rzepczynski, Mike Wood, Trever Miller, Brian Tallet