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Yoenis Cespedes Nearly Gets Decapitated, Then Hits A Game-Winning Home Run On The Next Pitch

Yoenis Cespedes nearly got beaned in the head with a 95-MPH fastball last night. If not for a last-second reaction to dip his head away from the pitch, Cespedes might not be alive. Yeah, that pitch was a bit off the strike zone…. The next pitch from Jonathan Broxton caught a bit more of the strike zone. And, Cespedes made Broxton pay for his attempted head shot, hitting the game...
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Broxton's bones are stronger than steel drill bits, apparently

One look at Jonathan Broxton is all it takes to realize that the Reds reliever is a mountain of man. His listed height and weight of 6-foot-4 and 310 pounds, respectively, serves as further confirmation of his massiveness.Despite the fact that Broxton is built like a brick house, he's prone to injury just like the rest of us, and that's what happened when he tore a flexor...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Broxton's contract ranked as 11th-worst in baseball

Does Jonathan Broxton's contract with the Reds qualify as one of the worst deals in baseball?According to Jonah Keri of, the answer to that question is yes.On Wednesday, Keri published a piece in which he highlighted the worst contracts in all of baseball. Long story short, he used six rules to justify his selections, which resulted in a top 15 list.One of the players...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Broxton out at least six months after elbow surgery

On Friday, Reds reliever Jonathan Broxton underwent successful elbow surgery to repair the torn flexor mass in his right forearm.  The procedure was performed by Reds medical director Timothy Kremchek and the timetable for Broxton's return is estimated at six months. This could very well mean that the right-hander may begin the 2014 season on the disabled list...
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August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds acquire Jonathon Broxton at deadline

All the talks heading into the deadline were centered on Matt Garza and Denard Span. It seemed like one of the former first round picks would be heading to the Cincinnati Reds to help make a World Series push. As the deadline approached though it became more and more clear that the prices for these two may be too high. So Red’s management began to look elsewhere. Around an hour...
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

My thoughts on the Broxton trade

The July 31st trade deadline came and went on Tuesday, but the Reds certainly didn't stay idle. In a move that surprised many and puzzled others, Cincinnati opted to bolster their biggest strength (bullpen) rather than improve upon one of their areas of weakness (leadoff). They did so by acquiring RHP Jonathan Broxton from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for prospects LHP...
Via Redlegs Review
August 01, 2012  |  1 Comment

Jonathan Broxton on the move?

There have been some recent rumors about Royals fill in closer Jonathan Broxton being moved. The team that seems to have the most interest in the 28 year old righty is the New York Mets. We have been told that the Royals are only interested in locking up some SP at least through the 2013 season. Everything I’ve read on Broxton so far is that he likes Kansas City, and he may...
Via Crown Crazed
July 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Broxton proving he is still a dominant closer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - At least one of the major worries the Royals were facing to start the 2012 season seems to have been resolved the replacement for Joakim Soria. Granted, it's early, but the Royals, who at one point were expected to split the closer duties between Jonathan Broxton and Greg Holland, settled on Broxton quickly. And so far, they haven't regretted it. Broxton...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Jonathan Broxton: Back to Elite Form?

I mentioned Sunday that the most important and impressive part of the win against the Angels was the apparent return of Jonathan Broxton's velocity on his fastball. I am not the only person who noticed and are willing to admit a bit of excitement about this fact. J.P Breen on Fan Graphs: The early results indicate that Broxton has turned a corner and should produce...
Via Crown Crazed
April 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Agent says Broxton not returning to Dodgers

Jonathan Broxton has ruled out the possibility of re-signing with the Dodgers, according to his agent, BB Abbott. He will not be back in L.A., Abbott wrote in a text message Monday morning. Abbott said his client is close to moving on. He had multiple suitors and we should have something tentative in the next few days, Abbott said. Abbott acknowledged he had conversations with...
Via Fox Sports West
November 28, 2011  |  Discuss
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