Dodger fallen star Jonathan Broxton is in the mix with a lot of teams, but the leading suitor for Broxton's meltdowny goodness appears to the be the division rival* Colorado Rockies. From two separate MLB Trade Rumors posts:
MONDAY, 12:13pm: A friend of Broxton tells Joel Sherman of the New York Post that all things being equal, the reliever wants to be close to his Georgia home. Sherman finds the Braves unlikely, but thinks the Marlins or Rays make sense. Abbott told Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times this morning that a tentative deal should be reached in the next few days, but his client won't be returning to the Dodgers.
The Rockies have called to inquire on free agents LaTroy Hawkins and Jonathan Broxton, Renck writes. Broxton will likely decide on his next team soon and Hawkins is drawing interest from multiple teams, according to Renck.
2:05pm: Broxton is down to a small handful of teams and will choose before the Winter Meetings next week, says ESPN's Jerry Crasnick in a series of tweets. Crasnick says Broxton seeks a one-year deal to re-establish value, and about a dozen teams requested his medical records. The Rangers were in on him before signing Joe Nathan, and the Rockies discussed him as an option if they trade Huston Street. Crasnick thinks the Rays, Marlins, Red Sox, Twins, and Reds could be in the mix.
I really wanted Jonathan Broxton to replicate his breakout early performances, but it became more and more clear that this wasn't going to happen for him, at least not as a Dodger. The psychological scarring along the way was just too much to disregard, definitely from a fan's perspective and probably from Broxton's perspective as well. We'll keep you posted.
UPDATE 8:38a: Broxton signs a one-year deal with the Royals; $4M guaranteed plus incentives. At least he is closer to barbecue now.
(*) I'm not sure if the Rockies have moved to the AL West or not. Frankly, this realignment stuff has me really confused.