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The 2012 offseason has really kicked into high gear this week. We've seen Jonathan Broxton re-up with the Reds, Andy Pettitte agree to come back to the Yankees, the first big domino in BJ Upton sign with the Braves, the Nationals finally trade for Denard Span, and the Pirates sign Russell Martin to catch. Also, the Phillies had a trade agreed to for Wilton Lopez, and then saw it fall apart in the face of medicals.
Also over the last two days, we've looked at a new, nonsensical logo for the Eugene Emeralds, we thought about six free agents your teams should be afraid of signing, took a look at any potential mystery teams for Zack Greinke, and thought about just what Tim Lincecum could be like as a full-time reliever.
Enjoy your offseason, everyone.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Cincinnati Reds inked a new closer on Wednesday.
The Reds and free agent right-hander Jonathan Broxton have reportedly agreed to a 3-year deal worth approximately $21 million, according to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com. The signing likely means a move to the starting rotation for Aroldis Chapman (barring injury) as Broxton will be inserted into the closer role.
From Bryan Hoch:Andy Pettitte has said that he feels like his left arm still has plenty of important innings to offer. The Yankees are counting on it.
Pettitte and the Yankees officially agreed to a one-year contract on Wednesday, representing the second major move of New York's offseason following last week's re-signing of right-handed starter Hiroki Kuroda.
Let’s not forget: Jonathan Broxton was sharp with the Reds this season. The hulking righty recorded a 2.82 ERA and a 2.42 FIP. The strikeouts shot up to 8.0 per nine innings from 6.3, the walks were slashed to 1.2 per nine innings from 3.5.
From September on, we saw shades of the exceptional Jonathan Broxton who dominated hitters in Los Angeles from 2007 through 2009. Broxton...
The Cincinnati Reds took one giant step forward in their Game Plan Wednesday when they signed relief pitcher Jonathan Broxton to a three-year 21 million contract.When Broxton fills out an employment form, he lists his occupation as, Closer.And there is no doubt he would not have re-signed with the Reds without assurances that his job description contains the word closer.That job...
The New York Yankees have not been heavily involved in the trade rumors this season, but their name has certainly been linked to some players. It seems right now the team is focused on re-signing their own free agents, and they did so with one of them yesterday. Beyond that, the team is trying to get healthy and look down the road at what the future might hold. Here are your...
As Jeff Sullivan discussed on Monday, the Cincinnati Reds’ then-potential contract with Jonathan Broxton had implications for Aroldis Chapman‘s possible move to the rotation. Today, that potential was actualized, as the Reds reportedly re-signed Broxton for three years and $21 million dollars.
The contract is also said to include a limited no-trade clause, a $9 club option for...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds signed Jonathan Broxton to a three-year, 21 million contract on Wednesday, giving the NL Central champions a potential closer and a chance to reconfigure their starting rotation.
Broxton came to the Reds last July in a trade with Kansas City and was part of their push toward the playoffs. He filled in as the closer when Aroldis Chapman came down with...
Ageless left-hander Andy Pettitte has agreed to a one-year, $12 million contract with the New York Yankees. Reports indicated Tuesday that the two sides were close to a deal, and Newsday confirmed the agreement Wednesday with the 40-year-old left-hander. Pettitte, whose contract was $2.5 million in 2012, posted a 5-4 record with a 2.87 ERA despite missing nearly three months...
Andy Pettitte is staying with the New York Yankees next season.
The left-hander signed a one-year deal with the Yankees worth $12 million on Wednesday, putting baseball's biggest postseason winner back in pinstripes.
Pettitte turns 41 in June. He retired after the 2010 season, then decided to come back this year and signed a contract guaranteeing $2.5 million.
Legendary southpaw Andy Pettitte inked a one-year contract worth $12 million earlier this afternoon to return to Gotham and play with the Yankees in 2013. Pettitte, a three-time All-Star who has captured five crowns in pinstripes, went 5-4 with a … Continue reading →
The Cuban Missile could be enough to
push Cincy's rotation over the top
by: Chase Fitzgerald
With the news of a Jonathan Broxton 3-year deal, Aroldis Chapman will assuredly be moving to the rotation. Now, I hope you all know how incredible the Reds rotation was last year. None of the Reds pitchers missed a start and four of them had an ERA of below 4.00...
Shout whatever obscenity you wish at the Yankee swish-hitters who two months ago embarrassed God and us - and not in that order. But at least we haven't yet plummeted to the toxic point where nobody wants to play in NYC. Because, folks, we once held that poisoned perch: Never forget the Greg Maddux era.Proof of our continued status: Andy Pettitte is back for another year, making...