Blue Jays, Others Interested In Broxton

The Blue Jays and 4-6 other teams have shown interest in Jonathan Broxton and asked for his medical records, according to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick (Twitter links). The Mets have not yet inquired on the 27-year-old free agent. Broxton had arthroscopic elbow surgery in September and plans to start throwing in two weeks.

It appears likely that Broxton will sign a one-year deal with performance incentives, as I explained in September when I examined his free agent stock. Broxton’s 2011 season ended in May after just 12 2/3 innings with a 5.68 ERA and nearly as many walks (9) as strikeouts (10).


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31 Comments on "Blue Jays, Others Interested In Broxton"


johnsmith4
3 years 8 months ago

I was giving “AA thinking”…you are giving us “AA thinking” squared

NYPOTENCE
3 years 8 months ago

After Madson and Papelbon you still have K-Rod and Bell who are not too far behind

3 years 8 months ago

I’d definitely pass on the 50-60 million dollar closer boat.

monkeydung
3 years 8 months ago

Gagne, Saito, Broxton – the trifecta.

Jamie Sayer
3 years 8 months ago

They should trade him for a bag of balls, they’d be more useful.

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 8 months ago

Please try to keep it down, you’re disturbing the baseball tourists.

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
3 years 8 months ago

NO I CAN’T DO THAT. I AM NOW BLEACHER CREATURE 2.0.

How in the world did we let him become so big when he writes in all caps? (He-he. I made a pun.)

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
3 years 8 months ago

NO I CAN’T DO THAT. I AM NOW BLEACHER CREATURE 2.0.

How in the world did we let him become so big when he writes in all caps? (He-he. I made a pun.)

jaysfantilldeath
3 years 8 months ago

I thought AA didn’t like incentive laden contracts

Lunchbox45
3 years 8 months ago

he doesn’t but in scenarios such as this there is simply no way around it.. Broxton will get an offer with more incentives elsewhere then the jays will be willing to give in guaranteed money.

I like this move, I really hope the Jays don’t spend anything significant on the bullpen, far greater holes to fill.

FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
3 years 8 months ago

I love sarcasm.

FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
3 years 8 months ago

anthropology

FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
3 years 8 months ago

anthropology

FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
3 years 8 months ago

I love sarcasm.

FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
3 years 8 months ago

that’s one expensive boat ya got there.

slider32
3 years 8 months ago

It’s not about the money, it’s about the pitcher!  If you want a bargain go to Walmart!

3 years 8 months ago

and if you want a bad deal, go to boras

slider32
3 years 8 months ago

It’s not about the money, it’s about the pitcher!  If you want a bargain go to Walmart!

FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
3 years 8 months ago

that’s one expensive boat ya got there.

3 years 8 months ago

i wouldnt mind the yankees going after him, and if hes only asking for a 1 year deal then 5 million should do it. doesnt hurt to have a guy with some heat on his fastball to be in their bullpen especially with the injuries they always seem to suffer in the pen.

3 years 8 months ago

i wouldnt mind the yankees going after him, and if hes only asking for a 1 year deal then 5 million should do it. doesnt hurt to have a guy with some heat on his fastball to be in their bullpen especially with the injuries they always seem to suffer in the pen.

cyberboo
3 years 8 months ago

Broxton is a huge question mark, but on a 1 – 2M deal with an option, it is a low risk move.  If he can’t come back from his injury, no loss, but if he can pitch effectively a few times a week, he saves other bullpen arms.  The Jays rolled the dice in 2011 with Dotel, Rauch, and Francisco, where only Francisco made the grade in the second half.  Eventually, the Jays will get lucky with a retread until someone is ready in the system. It all boils down to the medical reports and the percentage of recovery.

SunsetStripper
3 years 8 months ago

I’d like to see him in Milwaukee, setting up for Axford.

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
3 years 8 months ago

They need a late innings reliever and Broxton could potentially fill that role extremely well. Plus AA could get him on the cheap, so even if he doesn’t work out, it’s not that big a deal.

Lunchbox45
3 years 8 months ago

 not to mention that AA loves to shop in the bargain/damaged goods could still turn things around bin.

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
3 years 8 months ago

If only Broxton had attitude problems (He’s one of the most boring baseball players I’ve ever met).. Then he would be absolutely perfect.

UncleCharles
3 years 8 months ago

I’d love to see a broxton/zumaya signings two high end arms on the cheap.

slider32
3 years 8 months ago

That’s why your team will finish in the bottom half all free agents are over valued.

slider32
3 years 8 months ago

If,if, if!

FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
3 years 8 months ago

I just imagined both of them being healthy and had an orgasm

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
3 years 8 months ago

Zumaya’s got an awesome arm, but my god, how injury-prone can you be? I mean the guy got hurt playing Guitar Hero..