Cards going 'hard' for Dotel

December, 4, 2011
12/04/11
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If the Mets are focused on second-tier closing candidates, Octavio Dotel may not materialize. An NL executive said the St. Louis Cardinals are pushing "hard" to sign Dotel.

The same executive projected Matt Capps would be a perfect match for the Mets at the salary the club is looking to spend.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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