Rangers, Giants, Orioles Interested In Broxton

MONDAY, 3:16pm: The Royals are still listening on Broxton but offers haven't been encouraging so far, tweets Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.  The Orioles were showing serious interest in Broxton over the weekend, tweets Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com, though they're showing less interest now.  Kubatko says the Orioles are known to want a left-handed reliever but might just be looking to upgrade the bullpen however possible.

SUNDAY, 10:11pm: The Royals are eyeing right-hander Justin Grimm in their discussions with the Rangers, according to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star (Twitter link). Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News echoes the sentiment (on Twitter).  Grimm, 23, was a fifth round selection by the Rangers in 2010 out of the University of Georgia. He currently boasts a 1.99 ERA between Double-A and Triple-A and made his Major League debut earlier this season.

6:36pm: The Rangers are also in on Broxton, writes Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Texas is turning its focus to bullpen help after becoming frustrated with the starting pitching market, according to Heyman.

2:36pm: The Giants have serious interest in Jonathan Broxton, Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and MLB Network Radio reports (on Twitter). Interest on Broxton is picking up and there's a 60-70% chance he'll be traded by the deadline, ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick reports (on Twitter).

The Giants don't view Broxton as the solution for their bullpen, Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reported this week. There's not much bullpen help available, now that Huston Street is off the market, Knobler reported today (on Twitter). The Blue Jays and Red Sox aren't selling and teams aren't impressed by the available relievers.

Steve Adams contributed to this post.

34 Responses to Rangers, Giants, Orioles Interested In Broxton Leave a Reply

  1. MoCrash 3 years ago

    Hope this one works out better for the Royals than the last trade they made with the Giants.

    • TLB2001 3 years ago

      Ya but we also got them to take Jose Guillen off our hands a few years ago.

      • gmenfan 3 years ago

        Yeah, they took Guillen for $250K and a below average prospect pitcher who is now pitching for the Nationals AA team. The Royals ate the remainder of Guillen’s deal and paid $3.7M for him to play in SF for two months. Hardly looks like the Royals pulled the wool over on anyone.

        • Otis26 3 years ago

          We didn’t care. We just wanted rid of him.

        • TLB2001 3 years ago

          Just to be clear, as a result of the Jose Guillen trade, another team had Jose Guillen and the Royals didn’t, right? Success.

          • gmenfan 3 years ago

            I guess we all measure “success” a little differently.

    • Colin Christopher 3 years ago

      He’s a formerly elite reliever signed to a relatively inexpensive one-year deal for a team not ready to contend, which makes it pretty clear he was signed with the express purpose of moving at the deadline if he was pitching well. If he fetches anything close to a decent pitching prospect, it works out for the Royals.

      • Otis26 3 years ago

        Actually, he was signed to be a set-up man for Soria who went down with TJ surgery. He then was thrust into the closer role. At the time he was signed there was a glimmer of hope that the team would have a better season, but – as usual – the starting pitching collapsed, rendering him expendable.

        • The Royals probably suspected that Soria might have arm troubles. He hadn’t looked like himself during the 2011 season.

  2. Wilsonl 3 years ago

    Would be a huge upgrade, but not sure if we have the prospects to get him.

    • Brian J. 3 years ago

      Don’t worry. You won’t need much. As a Royals fan, I can assure you a couple buckets of baseballs and some bubble gum will probably be good enough for our GM

  3. PWNdroia 3 years ago

    Red Sox not selling? Stupid move.

  4. Tyler Andula 3 years ago

    I’d gladly let you Giants have Brox if you take Yuniesky Betancourt or Jeff Francouer. No trade…just take them.

  5. Josh_21 3 years ago

    Texas’ bullpen would be absolutely filthy with broxton. Adams, Nathan, Broxton, Ross, Ogando, Perez and Scheppers? That’s pretty scary.

  6. PHILAbeatdown 3 years ago

    This is getting annoying now. Why dont they write an article on how “the rangers are in on everyone”. This is getting beyond unbelievable now…

    • Josh_21 3 years ago

      Well it’s not that the rangers are in on everyone, teams know the prospects the rangers have specifically Olt, and Profar (#1 prospect in baseball) and teams knowing that will up their offers when in reality the rangers aren’t interested at all. But this case they probably are actually interested considering the lack of SP options. It would be a great addition for them. Personally I think it would give them the best bullpen in baseball if they don’t already have the best.

  7. SpfldCynic 3 years ago

    Broxton, I think, would be a far better fit in San Francisco than Texas. He’s not a shutdown 1-2-3 type pitcher, and in Texas, the ball flies out too easily.

    • Colin Christopher 3 years ago

      He’s been inducing a lot more grounders and far fewer fly balls & line drives this year than he normally did in LA, so as long as Texas’s infield defense is good (and it is), he should continue to be effective.

  8. Josh_21 3 years ago

    They better give up Grimm for Broxton. Grimm is at tops a reliable AAA relief pitcher…

  9. Whoo freakin hoo another reliever for the rangers. I’m all excited now NOT.

    • You should be excited that JD is not trading away the farm for rentals and average players.

      • Some of the farm will never see the light of day with the big club. I agree (mostly) about not giving up top prospects for rentals; however 2 years ago they gave up a top prospect for a rental and they made it to the WS. And now look at that prospect back in the minors. They are only prospects not proven in the bigs some hit but more miss.

  10. bigpat 3 years ago

    Giants may be getting Hunter Pence according to a tweet from Andrew Baggerly…

  11. Jack Hillyard 3 years ago

    I get creeped out when Dayton tries to work a trade, especially for pitching.

  12. AaronAngst 3 years ago

    If Texas was willing to give up something slightly more than fringe prospects, maybe they wouldn’t be so “frustrated by the starting pitching market.”

  13. Chris Jaros 3 years ago

    just curious how well of a fit he’d be for the Cardinals, interesting that they’re not mentioned to have interest in him

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