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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Robothal: Reds, Broxton have deal

Big man, big money.

The Cincinnati Reds, paving the way for left-hander Aroldis Chapman to become a starter, have reached a deal with free-agent right-hander Jonathan Broxton on a three-year contract, according to major league sources.

The deal is for three years and $21 million and carries a club option for 2016. The annual salaries would grow from $4 million in the first year, to $7 million and $9 million in the following seasons, with a $1 million buyout on the $9 million option in 2016.

Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: November 28, 2012 at 11:28 AM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: jonathan broxton, reds, transactions

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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 28, 2012 at 11:35 AM (#4311321)
Makes no sense. The Reds, even without Chapman, have one of the best bullpens in the league. Broxton was walking on thin ice all last year.
   2. Anonymous Observer Posted: November 28, 2012 at 11:39 AM (#4311326)
Both in terms of the actual contract, and Broxton's recent performance, I like this deal.
   3. Ok, Griffey's Dunn (Nothing Iffey About Griffey) Posted: November 28, 2012 at 12:06 PM (#4311365)
small sample size alert and all, however,

Broxton's last 15.1 IP with the Reds included only 10h, 1bb, and 17k. If this gives the Reds confidence to move Chapman to the rotation, I'm all for it.

Broxton, Marshall, Hoover, LeCure, Arredondo, Simon, Ondrusek. That's pretty good.
   4. hokieneer Posted: November 28, 2012 at 12:09 PM (#4311368)
That's a lot of money just for someone who has had the closer dust sprinkled on him.
   5. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: November 28, 2012 at 12:27 PM (#4311390)
Don't get it. He has one good year in the past three, and that was only 58 IP, his K/9 is down to 7, from double digits in the past, and he's pretty hittable, about 9H/9 in the last 3 years.

Literally nothing about him screams "elite RP". I want to know who else was offering 3 years? 1/7 seems much closer to his market.

I'd much rather give Rafael Soriano 3/10.
   6. zack Posted: November 28, 2012 at 12:32 PM (#4311399)
It's pretty heavily backloaded, so they might have schemes in mind.
   7. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 28, 2012 at 12:51 PM (#4311422)

It's pretty heavily backloaded, so they might have schemes in mind.


I think this is going to be true for a lot of FAs. Jeremy Guthrie also had a similarly backloaded deal. That big TV money starts rolling in 2014.
   8. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: November 28, 2012 at 01:02 PM (#4311437)
Three possibilities that are not mutually exclusive:

1. The Reds saw enough to make them think there's a good chance that Broxton figured something out, and that those last 15.1 IP are closer to his real ability than the previous 2.75 years.

2. The Reds think that free agent salaries are going to blow up, and that in 2015 Broxton at 1/10 or 2/18 is going to be a useful and/or tradeable commodity.

3. The Reds understand that their window is right now, and are willing to overpay some guys to try to take advantage of that.

#1 would make this a good deal no matter what happens to salaries over the next few years. If scenario #2 comes to pass then Broxton only has to be cromulent over the life of the deal to make it worthwhile to the Reds. And scenario #3 justifies risk-taking and little mortgages against the future like this one.

Meanwhile Boxton has guaranteed himself $38.6 million in career earnings, and will be a FA at age 31 or 32. This strikes me as a reasonable deal for both sides.

   9. Mayor Blomberg Posted: November 28, 2012 at 01:04 PM (#4311442)

I'd much rather give Rafael Soriano 3/10.


Given that he's made 1/10 and 1/11 over the past two years, good luck with that!
   10. JJ1986 Posted: November 28, 2012 at 01:13 PM (#4311452)
I think he probably meant 3/30.
   11. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: November 28, 2012 at 01:19 PM (#4311457)
I think he probably meant 3/30.

Yes.
   12. Jorge Luis Bourjos (Walewander) Posted: November 28, 2012 at 01:53 PM (#4311505)
Soriano costs you a first round pick, not just money.
   13. Derb Posted: November 28, 2012 at 02:12 PM (#4311532)
Isn't Soriano looking for 4/60? Doubt he gets it, though...
   14. Tripon Posted: November 28, 2012 at 02:15 PM (#4311537)
Next CBA will probably eliminate the lost 'comp' pick all together. There's no reason to limit the market like that with the existence of the luxury tax and teams pretty much following it. (Outside of the Dodgers.)
   15. hokieneer Posted: November 28, 2012 at 08:12 PM (#4311913)
Well I would have preferred if the Reds had spent that $21 million towards an outfielder, either LF or CF. Seems like a lot of money to spend in an area where you have a perceived strength already.

Of course this move MUST move Chapman to the rotation now, and I assume that would bump Leake to the pen or trade market, so maybe it will end up being money well spent.

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