Originally posted on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog  |  Last updated 11/27/11
In a post to Twitter, Mark Hale of the New York Post says BB Abbott, the agent for RHP Jonathan Broxton, doesn’t think his client will be signing with the Mets. Last week, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN said Broxton, who missed most of the 2011 season with a bruised elbow was to begin throwing soon, and is expected to seek a one-year deal to rebuild his value and enter free agency again next winter. However, Crasnick said the Mets had not inquired about Broxton. However, earlier this month, Andy Martino of the Daily News said the Mets will be looking for an “affordable closer this winter,” such as Broxton or Brad Lidge. Michael Baron (from Nov. 11, 2011): Of the class of closers looking to re-establish themselves in that role next season, Broxton probably scares me the most. There were rumblings that, despite what was classified as a bruised elbow in 2011, he was battling some other kind of neurological problem. He has a history of being a dominating closer, and had been a hard thrower w...
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