Mets Interested In Broxton, Balfour

The Mets are interested in Jonathan Broxton and Grant Balfour as they look to improve their bullpen before the July 31st trade deadline. They're definitely showing interest in Broxton, Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reports (on Twitter), and Newsday's David Lennon says they're also targeting Balfour (Twitter link).

However, the Mets are not close on any deal involving a reliever, ESPN.com's Buster Olney reported today (on Twitter). They remain in "wait-and-see" mode for now. Though the Mets' bullpen is in rough shape, they've convinced some doubters they're a dangerous club, Ken Davidoff of the New York Post wrote earlier today.


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13 Comments on "Mets Interested In Broxton, Balfour"


Blue387
3 years 1 month ago

Can anyone be better than Bobby Parnell?

greggofboken
3 years 1 month ago

Glad to see Balfour’s name pop up again. He seems the wiser choice given his team option for 2013, w/relatively low buyout. Given some of the recent struggles a half-season rental seems wasteful. Target someone under control for beyond Sepetember. I hope they do this.

Guest
3 years 1 month ago

The Royals do everything wrong, so I highly doubt they will cash in while Broxton had trade value.

MoCrash
3 years 1 month ago

What can the Mets offer? The Royals need SP, but the Mets don’t have it to spare.

Superbrain786
3 years 1 month ago

Too late, Mets fans know Sandy is pretending to be a buyer, and when July 31 comes along, he will say, “Ooops, we tried to get a bullpen piece but you guys exploded, my bad”

slider32
3 years 1 month ago

The Mets were the story of the first half, but if Sandy doesn’t find 2 relievers pronto they will be toast. They will lose some of their fans that have gravitated to them the first half.

Guest
3 years 1 month ago

their attendance is already down from last year

3 years 1 month ago

I think that the Mets really will be a buyer, as the bullpen has been a glaring weakness this year.

Whitey_83
3 years 1 month ago

That’ll help …

Guest
3 years 1 month ago

I think Sandy is Targeting Broxton’s.?

3 years 1 month ago

Balfour > Broxton

Steven D
3 years 1 month ago

“Though the Mets’ bullpen is in rough shape, they’ve convinced some doubters they’re a dangerous club, Ken Davidoff of the New York Post wrote earlier today.”

They must of convinced their so called “doubters” after a couple of tequila’s.

tdw815
3 years 1 month ago

Come on Sandy pull the string get Broxton