All it took was a good hunting trip with Ned Yost and Jeff Franceoneur to get Jonathan Broxton interested in playing for the Royals. The Royals took a gamble on a pitcher who was coming off an injury, but was a proven All Star arm in the bullpen. The Royals now have multiple viable closing options and after the injury to closer Joakim Soria a proven closer may be what they need. The big question though is will Broxton be able to repeat his previous numbers.
Last season was not a good representation of what Broxton can be as a back of the bullpen fireman. Broxton’s ability to overpower hitters has always been a huge strength. Will Broxton be able to get back to where he was? This is a question the Royals now desperately hope the answer is yes. The Royals have been slowly bringing Broxton along this spring to make sure his elbow is ready to go. Broxton’s spring outings have...