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Britton Trade Expectations

Britton Trade Expectations  

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  1. 1. What trade return do you expect for Zach Britton?

    • The return will be outstanding
    • The return will be solid
    • The return will be merely decent
    • The return will comparable to Colin Moran: low OBP, below average power, poor fielder with a limited future in MLB
    • The return will be worse than Colin Moran
    • The Orioles will not trade Britton and will not receive a compensation pick since there is no chance they will QO him.

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  • Poll closed on 7/20/2018 at 03:59

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31 minutes ago, Moose Milligan said:

I'd like to get two good prospects back, maybe a third lower level A guy with promise.

I'm honestly not sure, but I know our system looks better today then it did at the start of the week.  We need to keep ramping up.  I'm not saying I'm looking forward to getting back just anyone but if the trade for Manny was more about quantity and high risk/reward I'd like to see less quantity and higher quality for Britton.  

But if it's a quantity trade again, I got no complaints.

I hope we get good return. 

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I really think we will get a top 100 prospect, an organization top 10 and a lottery ticket. Britton isn't just good, he has been a generational relief pitcher. And he has looked really good since his return. If he comes out of the break and throws zeros a couple of times, my estimate of his return may very well be low.

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Just now, theobird said:

I really think we will get a top 100 prospect, an organization top 10 and a lottery ticket. Britton isn't just good, he has been a generational relief pitcher. And he has looked really good since his return. If he comes out of the break and throws zeros a couple of times, my estimate of his return may very well be low.

 

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1 hour ago, Moose Milligan said:

I'd like to get two good prospects back, maybe a third lower level A guy with promise.

I'm honestly not sure, but I know our system looks better today then it did at the start of the week.  We need to keep ramping up.  I'm not saying I'm looking forward to getting back just anyone but if the trade for Manny was more about quantity and high risk/reward I'd like to see less quantity and higher quality for Britton.  

But if it's a quantity trade again, I got no complaints.

Moose being optimistic, it really is a new era for the Franchise. j/k, sort of.

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1 hour ago, weams said:

 

I still think Givens goes to the Cubs. Britton to the Phillies because the Os are trading Britton before Givens and they are ahead on scouting the Phillies prospects from the Manny conversations. Givens probably a last minute deal. 

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I wouldn't play with Andy. I would call him up and tell him we need Medina, Romero and Gamboa. Then I would start talking to all the other contenders, and tell Andy not to percolate if he is interested.

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2 hours ago, Roll Tide said:

Ok if you want to nitpick. He was hurt and missed the time He obviously didn't spend enough time in the minors as his spring training. He lost the rust and regained the velocity. It's fair to say he was off early and it's also fair to say he looks at or close to his old self.

I suspect you might feel differently if Britton was on another team and the O's were buying.

Lots of upside. Lots of risk. That's how it looks from my chair.

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2 minutes ago, davearm said:

I suspect you might feel differently if Britton was on another team and the O's were buying.

Lots of upside. Lots of risk. That's how it looks from my chair.

Doesn't mean we won't get a good return. Britton is among the best options on the market.

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7 minutes ago, davearm said:

I suspect you might feel differently if Britton was on another team and the O's were buying.

Lots of upside. Lots of risk. That's how it looks from my chair.

I would feel a lot differently. My team would be a contender, which would be great. And I would want to trade some prospects for a guy who has been looking great and healthy, and the last time he had those two things going for him he was the most dominant relief pitcher in modern baseball history. Then I would look at my minor league inventory and realize that I don't have the pieces to trade, and then I would feel frustrated.

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7 minutes ago, ISU94 said:

Doesn't mean we won't get a good return. Britton is among the best options on the market.

Depends on your definition of good I guess.

If you consider the Herrera trade a good return, then I agree.

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11 minutes ago, ISU94 said:

Doesn't mean we won't get a good return. Britton is among the best options on the market.

And Machado was, by far, the best option on the market and his return was well below expectations for some around here.  The ability to objectively look at a deal from both sides is a really useful trait.

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6 minutes ago, theobird said:

I would feel a lot differently. My team would be a contender, which would be great. And I would want to trade some prospects for a guy who has been looking great and healthy, and the last time he had those two things going for him he was the most dominant relief pitcher in modern baseball history. Then I would look at my minor league inventory and realize that I don't have the pieces to trade, and then I would feel frustrated.

Of course the O's could put in a competitive offer in this hypothetical.

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25 minutes ago, MrOrange82 said:

Cubs just picked up Jesse Chavez.

MLBTR has him with similar value as Brach. They got back a guy that wasn’t rated in the Cubs ro 30, but was a 7th round pick last year, and has good numbers.  LH SP. barely breaks 89-90. 

I’d take a lefty SP for Brach at this point. 

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