Originally Posted by mth123
Meh. Broxton is only making $4 Million in 2013 (less than Sean Marshall and only a little more than Nick Masset). I think the deal was back-loaded so that he could be used as a set-up man if it didn't work-out and then dealt before the big money hits. Probably won't get much back in talent, but I think he's movable. I'd bet the Tigers would love to have him. Next year maybe the Yankees too.
Right, a shrewd GM like Jocketty is going to go out and sign Broxton to a 3-year, $21 million contract as "insurance."
Nope. A bad GM might do that. Not Walt Jocketty. It was a crystal-clear sign that the Reds' front office was all-in on Chapman moving to the rotation. If all they wanted was insurance for Chapman, there were much cheaper options out there. No matter what Broxton is making this year, the bottom line is that the Reds owe him an average of $7 million over each of the next three seasons. They obviously made that move with the intentions of making him the closer.