Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Brox To Rox?

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:

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.

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.

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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.

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.

32 comments:

Josh S. said...

Rosenfail says he signed a 1-year deal with the Royals.

So, at least the uniform change won't be that jarring.

And he can't come back to kill us.

Dusty Baker said...

If he goes to Rox, we might as well forfeit each game in which he pitches. Dodger killer for sure.

Dusty Baker said...

^Meaning he used to kill us when he WAS us, and then he'd kill us facing off AGAINST us.

Mr. Customer said...

That KC blue will not be slimming, I fear.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

KC has some damn good BBQ. Damn good.

Steve Sax said...

Updated the post...and Mr LA SC beat me to the BBQ line. Nice.

MeanieBreanie said...

And on another note a shout out to our man Vin. He turns a youthful 84 today.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY VIN!!!

Jason said...

Happy birthday, Vin!

Mr. Customer said...

Happy birthday, Vin!

Mr. Customer said...

Adam Kennedy? Seriously?

Josh S. said...

@Mr. C:

GAARP 2: Electric Boogaloo

Dusty Baker said...

ADAM fucking Kennedy??? You're kidding.

Sadly, he might bring the team BA up.

Mr. Customer said...

Because we always have to have a Mark Loretta type, right?

el montanero said...

I'd rather have Caroline Kennedy than Adam Kennedy. Goddammit.

Dusty Baker said...

I'd rather have Adam than Bobby Kennedy, but would prefer Arnold Schwarzenegger over Adam.

Mr. Customer said...

Maria designated HIS ass for assignment, though.

Dusty Baker said...

Yeah, assignment to nail the house help.

Paul said...

Broxton sucks. Someone in the AL Central needs to sign Matt Stairs....before we do.

Steve Sax said...

Adam Clayton > Adam Kennedy

Steve Sax said...

Adam Ant > Adam Kennedy

Steve Sax said...

Atom Smasher > Adam Kennedy

Steve Sax said...

Adam Levine > Adam Kennedy

Steve Sax said...

Adam Kennedy > Tebow

Dusty Baker said...

The Tebow zinger was rich!

Mr. Customer said...

Adam Duritz? I call it a wash.

Dusty Baker said...

Fuck Adam Sandler!

Dusty Baker said...

Adam-12, however, was a good show.

Mr. Customer said...

Sucka best not be sayin' he can take out Adam Horovitz, however.

Dusty Baker said...

M.C. - Adam Yauch in the place to be
And all the girls are on him cause he's down with Mr. C.

Josh S. said...

3% of MLB teams own 97% of the world's light-hitting white guys.

Josh S. said...

#OccupyLOL

Dusty Baker said...

Yankees are definitely the 1%.