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General managers are never going to learn. The Cincinnati Reds have signed reliever Jonathan Broxton to a three-year deal worth $21 million. The deal contains a $9 million option for 2016 (with a $1 million buyout) as well, and Broxton's salary will increase from $4 million in 2013 to $7 million in 2014 and $9 million in 2015.
The contract is nearly identical to the one Broxton's former team, the Dodgers, gave to Brandon League last month. I don't understand the fetish teams have with giving relievers multi-year contracts wtih his salaries. The Dodgers nontendered Broxton after he threw just 12 2/3 innings of struggleball in 2011, and his one year, $4 million signing was a solid deal for Kansas City. But man, did he ever cash in on a season where he actually wasn't that impressive.
While Broxton's velocity was up from 2011, it was still down from his prime with the Dodgers,when Broxton's fastball regularly sat at 96 mph. In fact, after his trade to ...
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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.
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...
Jonathan Broxton winds up and delivers.The Cincinnati Reds have a closer for the 2013 season, and he’s not named Aroldis Chapman. CBSSports’ Jon Heyman reported that the Reds and Jonathan Broxton have come to agreement on a multi-year deal.
The deal is believed to be for at least three years. An announcement is expected Wednesday.
Broxton is expected to be the Reds closer, enabling...
Reliever Jonathan Broxton is having ''substantial talks'' with the Cincinnati Reds about a multiyear deal, a person familiar with the negotiations said on Monday.
Broxton also is talking to several other teams, looking for a good fit for the next few years, said the person speaking on condition of anonymity because no deal has been reached.
The Reds got Broxton...
The Cincinnati Reds have re-signed reliever Jonathan Broxton. After being acquired mid-season, Broxton was a pivotal part of the Reds bullpen.
Broxton will be guaranteed at least $21 million over the life of the contract. His salary for 2013 is set at $4 million before raising to $7 million in 2014 and $9 million in 2015. There is also a club option for 2016 which is worth$9 million...
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...
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...
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The Cincinnati Reds are in talks to retain free agent pitcher Jonathan Broxton. Jonathan Broxton
According to the report, the deal would be a multi-year deal. He is also talking to several other teams, looking for the best fit over the next several years.
He was acquired by the Reds from the Kansas...
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The Reds and free agent closer Jonathan Broxton are close to reaching a multi-year deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. If an agreement is indeed met, it likely means a move to the starting rotation for Aroldis Chapman (barring injury) as Broxton will be thrusted into closing.
The 28-year old Broxton was acquired by...
The general manager of the Cincinnati Reds is Walt Jocketty. Jocketty and the Reds have known there was a decision they’d have to make on Aroldis Chapman. Chapman has proven himself as a closer; Chapman has not yet proven himself as a starter, but it would sure be neat if he could, and if he did. This is what Jocketty had to say on the matter earlier in the offseason: “We haven’t...
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...
Defending NL Central champion Cincinnati Reds have re-signed one of their trade deadline chess pieces, Jonathan Broxton, to a 3-year, $21M contract, likely with the idea of moving hard throwing (to say the least) lefty Aroldis Chapman into the rotation for 2013. Down the stretch in the race for the playoffs, Broxton was a key weapon out of the Cincinnati bullpen, appearing 25 times...
Will Chapman keep his K/9 numbers as a starter?
Jonathan Broxton cashed in on his last season in a big way, with a 3-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds, and he will assume the closer role for Manager Dusty Baker’s squad.
Take a look at what Broxton last year:
This means a few things for a few people who...
The Reds are nearing a three-year deal with closer Jonathan Broxton, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. The deal would allow the Reds to move current closer Aroldis Chapman to the rotation leaving the closer job in good hands.
Broxton who had spent his entire career with the Dodgers up until last season, signed a one-year with the Royals as he was coming off of minor elbow surgery...