Showing posts with label Jonathan Broxton. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jonathan Broxton. Show all posts

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Familia, Baxter, Francisco, Mets Trade Front

Mets News and Notes:

Jeurys Familia limited Toledo to one run and three hits in a career-high eight innings, but Triple-A Buffalo lost in extra innings to the Mud Hens. With St. Lucie, Mike Baxter went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts as the DH in the fourth day of a maximum 20-day rehab assignment.

Jon Rauch had his knees drained before the series opener and was unavailable Tuesday. He returned to game action Wednesday and pitched a scoreless eighth with two strikeouts.

The Mets are aiming for Frank Francisco (oblique) to begin a rehab assignment next Friday, so the closer should miss the upcoming homestand against the Dodgers and Nationals.

On the Trade Front:

David Lennon in Newsday reports the Mets have targeted Oakland reliever Grant Balfour.

Only Choice Left?
Sandy Alderson tells Andy McCullough in the Star-Ledger: “We’re not interested in doing something just to create the impression that we’re doing something." McCullough reports the Mets have scouted Milwaukee’s Francisco Rodriguez, San Diego’s Huston Street, Kansas City’s Jonathan Broxton and Houston’s Brett Myers.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Mets Nightly News and Notes: Baxter, Broxton, Batista, Harvey, Wheeler, Trading for Starting Pitching

Mets Nightly News and Notes:

After getting rained out Monday, Mike Baxter resumed his rehab assignment with Class A St. Lucie.

Baxter, returning from a displaced right collarbone, went 2-for-6 with two doubles, a walk and two RBIs on Tuesday while serving as the designated hitter in a doubleheader. It was his second game since beginning the rehab assignment Sunday.

Position players are allowed a maximum of 20 days on a rehab assignment before being activated, so Baxter is on the clock.

Sandy Alderson said the Mets are focused on acquiring relief help at the trade deadline, much more so than a righty bat.

A major league source said one arm to which the Mets are paying close attention is Kansas City closer Jonathan Broxton.

Broxton, 28, is 1-1 with a 2.14 ERA and 22 saves in 33 appearances with Kansas City. He is making $4 million this season.

Sandy Alderson said Miguel Batista will start over Matt Harvey on Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers, as the Mets prioritize Harvey's development over immediate major league needs.

Friday, July 06, 2012

Mets Rumor Mill: Broxton, Street, Quentin, Rodriguez

Mets Rumor Mill:

With the trading deadline at the end of the month, here is a look at some of the players that have been mentioned to be fits for the Mets. The Mets obviously need a right handed bat and some relief help..

The Royals have indicated to other teams that they are willing to trade closer Jonathan Broxton, reports Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. Rosenthal lists the Mets as one potential suitor.

Broxton, 28, is owed approximately $2MM for the rest of the season and will become a free agent this winter. The right-hander has pitched to a 2.05 ERA with 20 saves in 23 chances, though his strikeout rate (6.8 K/9) is way down compared to his glory years with the Dodgers.

The Mets are actively seeking relief help, but it’s highly doubtful they’d trade for Huston Street, who publicly criticized Mets bench coach Bob Geren last year.  Mets GM Sandy Alderson, who insists they won’t trade top prospects, are likely to wait until the end of the month before making any trades.

One prominent Mets player told Andy Martino of the New York Daily News that the team could use a right-handed bat. “We can’t hit lefties,” the player said. The NL East features some elite left-handed pitchers so a hitter like Carlos Quentin might appeal to Mets GM Sandy Alderson.

One veteran player suggested to Martino that the Mets should stay away from Francisco Rodriguez because the reliever has “too much baggage.”

Stay tuned for more!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Royals sign Jonathan Broxton, Mets had interest - total ten teams

According to, the Royals announced that they have agreed to sign Jonathan Broxton to a one-year deal, pending a physical. The deal is worth $4MM and includes $1MM in incentives based on games pitched for the 27-year-old right-hander, who will be Kansas City's setup man in 2012.
“We are delighted to add someone as talented as Jonathan to our bullpen,” Royals GM Dayton Moore said. “He will be used in a setup role to closer Joakim Soria and will help solidify what we feel is a young and talented bullpen.”
Broxton’s 2011 season ended in May after just 12 2/3 innings with a 5.68 ERA and nearly as many walks (9) as strikeouts (10). He had arthroscopic elbow surgery in September and was expected to begin an offseason throwing program this month. A dominant reliever for the Dodgers from 2006 to the early part of 2010, Broxton will look to rebuild value on a one-year contract in Kansas City.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Broxton not signing with Mets, Matt Capps Agent has not heard from Mets in awhile

Possible Target Matt Capps
The New York Mets are still hoping to sign a closer this off-season. And the search continues....

Mets Fans have been talking about Jonathan Broxton pitching for the Mets, but it doesn't look like that is going to happen. The New York Post heard from Broxton's agent, BB Abbot, "I don't think it will be New York for him."

However, some team will be making a happy announcement of a Broxton signing in the near future, the paper notes, since Abbot told the paper that his situation will be "resolved shortly."

The 6-3, 295-pound Broxton, a 27-year-old two-time All-Star, has spent his first seven seasons in the majors with the Los Angeles Dodgers, amassing a 25-20 record with 84 saves, 503 strikeouts, and a 3.19 ERA.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Jonathon Broxton NOT a candidate to fill Mets' Closer Job

As Jonathan Papelbon reportedly lands with the Philadelphia Phillies after an oral understanding with Ryan Madson fizzled, the Mets also need a closer. And they are believed to be looking for a competent lower-priced option, who is looking to rebuild his value and therefore would not require a major commitment.

Jonathan Broxton would appear to fit that criteria. But the Mets are not in the mix for the former Dodger, according to's Jerry Crasnick, who writes:
Free agent Jonathan Broxton, seven weeks removed from minor elbow surgery, is lifting weights and plans to start throwing in two weeks. The Blue Jays among are six to eight clubs that have shown interest and asked for his medical records.The Mets, surprisingly, are not among that group.

Broxton is probably looking at a one-year deal to rebuild his value and go out on the market next winter.
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