Re: Reds In Serious Talks With Jonathan Broxton
I'm just wondering.. not calling anyone out.. but of all the FA relievers available, is there really anyone better than Broxton out there? There might be a guy or two that I'm not thinking of, but giving the best reliever on the market a 3 year deal when he's only 28 .. the downside seems pretty minimal, barring injury.
I think we're all conditioned into having to patch a pitching staff together based on reclamation projects, inviting 6 relievers to spring training and hoping 2 will be effective.. It's kind of nice to lock down guys like Marshall and Broxton. Sure we got guys like Hoover and LeCure, but there's plenty of important middle innings for them to pitch over the course of the season.
Going into the offseason, we needed at least one more proven reliever and a 3b/LF.. Might as well sign Broxton and check one task off the list (as opposed to the risk of having to trade prospects later to patch the bullpen)
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!