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Ten teams are interested in Jonathan Broxton

Nov 20, 2011, 4:28 PM EDT

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Jon Heyman tweets that more than 10 teams have shown interest in Jonathan Broxton. More than ten.

I think Broxton is a good candidate for a bounce-backy kind of year, but when you see this kind of interest on a due coming off of elbow surgery and an ERA of 5.68, it’s understandable that the relief pitching market looks so crazy this winter.
  1. dodger88 - Nov 20, 2011 at 5:07 PM

    Plus “interest” could mean a non-guaranteed minor league deal. He is worth that kind of gamble.

    • dan1111 - Nov 21, 2011 at 5:37 AM

      Right. Being “interested” in a player is such a low bar to clear. Teams take a due-diligence interest in nearly every decent player on the market. That doesn’t he is one of the top 5 or even top 50 people they would like to sign.

  2. xmatt0926x - Nov 20, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    I think the guy is worth a shot, at least on a 1 year deal in which he’ll want to prove himself. He’s got some nasty stuff but he seems to get a little rattled when he’s in trouble. He’s way better than a 5+ era.

    • jpeetey - Nov 21, 2011 at 7:18 PM

      He’s broken. Joe Torre threw him until his arm couldn’t take it anymore and this is what’s left. The Jon Broxton that was the best reliever in the NL isn’t ever coming back.

  3. spytdi - Nov 20, 2011 at 11:07 PM

    Neftali Feliz replacement

  4. cup0pizza - Nov 21, 2011 at 8:35 AM

    HA!!! TEN teams??!? For that scrub? Hey, I can’t pitch either, exactly like BroxTON. Teams should be contacting me, too!

  5. cintiphil - Nov 21, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    He is worth a second look, but not for a lot of money. I don’t think that ten teams could be in the market for him. Perhaps the Royals or other second tier team.

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