Re: Reds Sign Jonathan Broxton- 3 Years, $21m; 4th Year option
Originally Posted by M2
I don't worry about his arm per se, but that extra weight puts a lot of stress on your joints and back. Pitchers do a lot of work with their legs and trunk.
I like the deal, mainly because the Reds got a long look at Broxton in 2012 and clearly liked what they saw. They have demonstrated a fairly keen eye for bullpen talent in recent years. I trust their judgment. Yet, if it goes wrong at some point, it's likely because his frame is breaking down under a 300+ pound load.
The only comp I can think of is CC and he's been healthy. Hopefully Brox can be too.