Originally Posted by Hondo
You guys that are saying $7 Million per year is way more than Broxton is worth need to wake up and smell the coffee... That is the market...
I mean, the Reds got a "discount" on Madson last year for $8.5 Million, so if Broxton was not injured in 2011 and had played on a better team than the Royals the entire year... He might have had 40-50 saves last year so $7 Million is quite a bargain considering Broxton is getting security and the Reds aren't having to pay $12-$15 Million per year for a closer.
Good Deal ALL AROUND for both parties.
Thats the market for overpaid relievers. The guy pitches 1 inning a game and isnt even used properly. (and thats for every manager). The reds bullpen would be just fine w/ who the have coming through the organization.
For $21mill/3yrs that could of been used to get a decent bat which is way more valuable than someone who plays 60 innings.