Found December 02, 2011 on The Fan Manifesto:
This week, Chris Carrelli investigates the implications of signing players recuperating from injuries like Joe Nathan, Grady Sizemore and Jonathan Broxton.

Broxton says Royals hunted him down

Hey, now we know how the Royals jumped ahead of a dozen other teams to land All-Star reliever Jonathan Broxton. They did it at gunpoint. OK, that's a slight exaggeration, but there definitely were firearms involved in the Royals' relentless recruiting of the former Dodger closer. Manager Ned Yost invited Broxton, a fellow Georgia resident, to join him on a hunting trip...

Royals add reliever Broxton to 40-man roster

Right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton has been added to the Kansas City Royals' roster after passing a physical, and infielder Jeff Bianchi has been designated for assignment. Broxton signed a deal that guarantees the former Los Angeles Dodgers closer $4 million to pitch for Kansas City next season. The deal was contingent on him passing a physical Wednesday, no sure thing...

Los Angeles Dodgers: Loss of Broxton May be No Loss at All

Closer Jonathan Broxton signed with a blue team, only this one was in Kansas City. The one-time Los Angeles Dodgers closer-of-the-future became part of the past Tuesday when two-time All Star reliever Jonathan Broxton signed a reported $4 million deal with the Kansas City Royals. The signing brings to an end a seven year Dodgers career that saw him start off like a rocket only to...

Broxton drawn in by Royals' competitiveness

Jonathan Broxton said he felt he found the right fit in the Royals, who unveiled their newest reliever at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday.

Broxton feels good after surgery

The recruiting pitch included a Georgia hunting trip, one dead white-tail deer, and comedian Jeff Foxworthy. For Jonathan Broxton, a Georgia boy from tiny Waynesboro, an offseason day doesn't get much better. But for Broxton, the Royals' newest setup man, the free-agent selling points were really more about his hunting partners and what they told him about Kansas City.

AL Central Notes: Cespedes, Royals, Cuddyer

The Tigers, who agreed to sign Ramon Santiago to a two-year deal today, have interest in Coco Crisp. Here are the latest updates from their division, starting with a note on another possible outfield target for Detroit: Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski will watch Yoenis Cespedes play in the Dominican Republic, according to Danny Knobler of, who suggests this is “very...

A Resigned Grady Re-Signed With Resigned Indians

The Indians said this, “We don’t expect Grady Sizemore to play 150 to 160 games like he has in the past.”  At the start of the 2012 season it will be four years the last time he played that many games, so I’m glad they’re being realistic.  They should’ve also said, “We don’t expect him to steal 20 bases.  Hit 20 homers.  Hit for much of an average unless you consider...
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