Mon, 29 Feb 2016 06:16:03 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals RP Jonathan Broxton dropped 20 pounds during the offseason. Manager Mike Matheny said bringing Broxton back was important to take some of the load off of RP Trevor Rosenthal.
Fantasy Tip: Broxton doesn't have the same upper-90's velocity he had earlier in his career, but he pitched well after being traded to the Cards late last year. His 1.35 WHIP was still too high, but he could be worth consideration in the final rounds as he should see a few save chances.
Wed, 23 Sep 2015 14:40:48 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals RP Trevor Rosenthal was not unavailable in a save situation against the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday, Sept. 22, and neither was RP Jonathan Broxton. The Cardinals went with RP Kevin Siegrist to lock the game down in the eighth and RP Steve Cishek recorded the save. It was the 95th save of Cishek's career, and he became the sixth Cardinals reliever to record a save in 2015.
Fantasy Tip: Rosenthal has been one of the more consistent closers in the league this year. He has 47 saves, a 1.49 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 10.9 strikeouts per nine innings. Continue to run with Rosenthal as your closer to finish out the season.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:56:03 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers RP Jonathan Broxton was acquired by the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, July 31. It's unknown what the Brewers received in return.
Fantasy Tip: The trade really does nothing for Broxton's already nonexistent fantasy value. However, in Milwaukee, it confirms that Jeremy Jeffress or Will Smith would probably be next in line for closing duties for the Brewers if Francisco Rodriguez is traded at the deadline.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:06:48 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers RP Jonathan Broxton will be pushed to a setup role after the team re-signed RP Francisco Rodriguez to be their closer Thursday, Feb. 26.
Fantasy Tip: Broxton's only real fantasy baseball value came with him inheriting the ninth-inning role, so now that that's gone, he shouldn't be drafted in standard 12-team mixed leagues. He might be worth a low investment in NL-only leagues as a handcuff to K-Rod.
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 11:03:58 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon and the Phils have had a tough time trying to deal him, and Philadelphia was only willing to pay a significant portion of Papelbon's contract if Milwaukee gave up a top prospect, according to major league sources. The Brewers were unwilling to do so, but they offered giving up RP Jonathan Broxton to balance finances. The premise of such a trade was flawed, and the trade talks for Papelbon are now dormant.
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 06:23:31 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon was the center of trade talks with the Milwaukee Brewers, but those talks are dormant Thursday, Feb. 12. The Phillies only were willing to pay a significant part of Papelbon's contract if the Brewers parted with a top prospect, according to major-league sources. The Brewers, unwilling to make such an exchange, instead proposed sending RP Jonathan Broxton to the Phillies as a way to balance the finances.
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:30:21 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds have traded RP Jonathan Broxton to the Milwaukee Brewers, in exchange for two players to be named later.
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:28:21 -0700
The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired RP Jonathan Broxton from the Cincinnati Reds, in exchange for two players to be named later. He is expected to serve as a setup man for CL Francisco Rodriguez.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:37:11 -0700
Cincinnati Reds CL Aroldis Chapman (shoulder) was unavailable Tuesday, Aug. 19, with a sore left shoulder.
Fantasy Tip: He is day to day, and Jonathan Broxton should be called upon in save chances in Chapman's stead.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:02:51 -0700
Cincinnati Reds CL Aroldis Chapman (shoulder) was unavailable Monday, Aug. 18, due to left shoulder soreness. He is day to day.
Fantasy Tip: Jonathan Broxton is next in line and should be handcuffed to Chapman if possible.