Broxton Likely To Sign Soon

2:05pm: Broxton is down to a small handful of teams and will choose before the Winter Meetings next week, says ESPN's Jerry Crasnick in a series of tweets.  Crasnick says Broxton seeks a one-year deal to re-establish value, and about a dozen teams requested his medical records.  The Rangers were in on him before signing Joe Nathan, and the Rockies discussed him as an option if they trade Huston Street.  Crasnick thinks the Rays, Marlins, Red Sox, Twins, and Reds could be in the mix.

MONDAY, 12:13pm: A friend of Broxton tells Joel Sherman of the New York Post that all things being equal, the reliever wants to be close to his Georgia home.  Sherman finds the Braves unlikely, but thinks the Marlins or Rays make sense.  Abbott told Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times this morning that a tentative deal should be reached in the next few days, but his client won't be returning to the Dodgers.

SUNDAY, 8:40pm: Jonathan Broxton's agent, BB Abbott, doesn't think his client will wind up signing with the Mets but does think that he could sign somewhere soon, tweets Mark Hale of the New York Post.  Broxton underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery in September and pitched just 12 2/3 innings for the Dodgers last season.

Last Sunday it was reported that more than ten teams are interested in the 27-year-old and the Blue Jays are among the teams in the mix.  Ben Nicholson-Smith took a look at Broxton's free agent stock in late September and predicted a one-year deal with plenty of incentives.


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80 Comments on "Broxton Likely To Sign Soon"


Guest
3 years 9 months ago

Cards for $3.5 million  to be set-up man

3 years 9 months ago

im a huge card fan…would be shocked if it happened…their closer isn’t even making 2 million

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

Id rather have Aaron Miles set up.

Shawnthemon
3 years 9 months ago

Blue Jays please

3 years 9 months ago

If he wants a legitimate opportunity to pitch in high leverage situations and re-estabish himself as a top-tier reliever, TB or TOR, in the belly of the AL East beast, should be his destination. I’m hoping the maple syrup is enough to convince him and his… husky figure up north of the border.

3 years 9 months ago

I’m hoping that the Twins don’t sign Broxton. Please Terry Ryan, stay away from Broxton.

3 years 9 months ago

Broxton to Minnesota on a one-year deal?

mmiller54
3 years 9 months ago

Maybe 3 mil plus incentives and closer role?

3 years 9 months ago

I’d be okay with that. He doesn’t even have to close, the whole bullpen needs work. 

3 years 9 months ago

That’s what I’m thinking, but like I said, I hope not. 

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

Beacuse Georgia is just a 2 hour drive away!

3 years 9 months ago

Denard Span is from Florida. He doesn’t seem to have any problems playing in Minnesota. 

The_BiRDS
3 years 9 months ago

Denard Span isnt Jonathan Broxton…

Broxton tells Joel Sherman of the New York Post that all things being equal, the reliever wants to be close to his Georgia home”

Gumby65
3 years 9 months ago

He should be good now.

Matt Stairs is retired.

wait_HOWmanyrings
3 years 9 months ago

It is reported that Broxton wishes to sign with whatever team Prince Fielder signs with, as he LOVES to be taken out to dinner.

3 years 9 months ago

As long as that headcase does resign with my Dodgers, I’ll be happy.

MetsEventually
3 years 9 months ago

Thank god. 

baybombers
3 years 9 months ago

Jays?

MetsMagic
3 years 9 months ago

(enter fat joke here)

(enter Wilpon joke here) 

Beersy
3 years 9 months ago

He would be a good replacement for Bell.  Even with the poor offense he will get his save oppurtunities.  Balsley and Petco will do wonders for him as well.

williswinning
3 years 9 months ago

Broxton will be better than people think.

Bob
3 years 9 months ago

Broxton is great…. if hes not pitching vs the Phillies.

3 years 9 months ago

Which is why I want the Mets to sign him!  18/19 times a year!  Yes, Please!

Phillies_Aces35
3 years 9 months ago

Nah, I’d rather he go to another potential post season opponent. St. Louis, Colorado, Boston, etc.

I hate these closers coming in and shutting us down: Mariano Rivera, Brian Wilson, and Jason Motte. I like guys like Houston Street and Jonathan Broxton.

Salmon4Coach
3 years 9 months ago

Very short list of CP the phills own 

Salmon4Coach
3 years 9 months ago

It’s either Boston or Boston i think Boston

JaysNesan
3 years 9 months ago

By signing with Boston, he may lose his value significantly since Boston and fans don’t have the patience to wait him to show his old stuff. He may be released before even he turns him self. I think Broxton can improve his future value by signing with Jays. They will be more patience like they showed last year with Dotel, Franky and Rouch.

Salmon4Coach
3 years 9 months ago

Being that Bosox are in a desperate need for some pen help and having that Broxton is just around 3M they can pick him up so he can be closer or if not then the setup man and they can still pickup a closer.. Broxton would help the Bosox pen would be the only reliable guy in there pen if he returns to himself again

3 years 9 months ago

Minor league deal and makes the team out of Spring Training, or 1 year contract?

Shu13
3 years 9 months ago

I think he has more value then a ML contract or 1 yr deal

slider32
3 years 9 months ago

If I’m Broxton I’m not pitching in the AL East coming off an injury.  I say the Pirates or Twins.

Salmon4Coach
3 years 9 months ago

If im Broxton im going to do exactly that..To prove myself and to give the Bosox a reliable closer and make them forget Pap even existed. 

johnsmith4
3 years 9 months ago

makes sense

3 years 9 months ago

twins are further awat then the reds, doesnt work geographically.

Howard
3 years 9 months ago

If the Jays take him… I’d say he earns 4.5m tops for a year who knows

nyrichiek
3 years 9 months ago

 Tje Mets will sign nobody that is my prediction. First off they are cheap second nobody wants to go there. Ha and i am a Met fan.

sherrilltradedooverexperience
3 years 9 months ago

whoever ends up with him will know what they’ve got once they see if his slider gets sit upon and knocked around or misses bats.  i think even if he’s lost 2-3 mph off his fb it won’t be an issue

3 years 9 months ago

Softbanks Hawks with Wily Mo