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).


31 Responses to Blue Jays, Others Interested In Broxton Leave a Reply

  1. johnsmith4 4 years ago

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

  2. NYPOTENCE 4 years ago

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

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

  4. monkeydung 4 years ago

    Gagne, Saito, Broxton – the trifecta.

  5. Jamie Sayer 4 years ago

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

  6. BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

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

    • CaseyBlakeDeWitt 4 years 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 4 years 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.)

  7. jaysfantilldeath 4 years ago

    I thought AA didn’t like incentive laden contracts

    • Lunchbox45 4 years 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.

  8. FrankTheFunkasaurusRex 4 years ago

    I love sarcasm.

  9. FrankTheFunkasaurusRex 4 years ago

    I love sarcasm.

  10. FrankTheFunkasaurusRex 4 years ago

    anthropology

  11. FrankTheFunkasaurusRex 4 years ago

    anthropology

  12. FrankTheFunkasaurusRex 4 years ago

    that’s one expensive boat ya got there.

    • slider32 4 years ago

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

    • slider32 4 years ago

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

  13. FrankTheFunkasaurusRex 4 years ago

    that’s one expensive boat ya got there.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. cyberboo 4 years 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.

  17. SunsetStripper 4 years ago

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

  18. CaseyBlakeDeWitt 4 years 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.

  19. Lunchbox45 4 years ago

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

  20. CaseyBlakeDeWitt 4 years 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.

  21. UncleCharles 4 years ago

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

  22. slider32 4 years ago

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

  23. slider32 4 years ago

    If,if, if!

  24. FrankTheFunkasaurusRex 4 years ago

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

  25. CaseyBlakeDeWitt 4 years 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..

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