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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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12 minutes ago, MSBird said:

Would love McKenzie to headline a return for Britton, but it feels like that’s more than they’d be willing to part with. It’s possible the price gets driven up that high with all of the teams involved, but doesn’t seem likely. And don’t think AJ really moves the needle enough to get both Jones and McKenzie. Maybe if CLE feels like stockpiling relievers and Brach/Givens were included with ZB, but otherwise it seems like that type of return would be a stretch. 

Great idea! Clevelands bullpen has been horrible. I would trade AJ, Zach Britton and Brach for Nolan Jones, Yu-Cheng Chang and Sam Hentges if that is what it took. Cleveland would be a lot more dangerous team with AJ and that improved bullpen. I think it can be done, and I really like Jones and Chang. Hentges missed a season with TJ surgery, but as Weams says, "they all break". At least he is fixed now

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3 minutes ago, theobird said:

Great idea! Clevelands bullpen has been horrible. I would trade AJ, Zach Britton and Brach for Nolan Jones, Yu-Cheng Chang and Sam Hentges if that is what it took. Cleveland would be a lot more dangerous team with AJ and that improved bullpen. I think it can be done, and I really like Jones and Chang. Hentges missed a season with TJ surgery, but as Weams says, "they all break". At least he is fixed now

If they could do this, they potentially have the left side of the infield rebuilt within 2 years from one trade.  OF prosepcts look good.  Only need to spend $ on SP (as usual).

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A positive of moving Manny is that other club's GMs know we are serious about moving pieces now. Hopefully it helps any other pre-deadline trades get done a little faster. 

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Personally, I'd hope for one fringe top 100 prospect (ala Chang from CLE, Nova from HOU) and a lottery ticket. I think that's reasonable considering he's the top RP that is most likely to move on the market.

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1 minute ago, Sir_Loin said:

What are you realistically wanting to get for him? 

He’s the next dominio to fall...

Which teams are in the running for him?

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Want? Mike Trout, taking for granted that he donates his entire salary to me, personally, and pays his own moving expenses. 

Expect? A fringe/just outside top-100 and a B/C. 

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Fringe top 100 guy with profile to be good everyday major leaguer position player or someone with likely mid-rotation profile plus a lottery ticket on young prospect rated around 15-25.

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High A or Double A starter with some upside, who is a year or two away.  Not getting a finished product with any serious upside for a Britton rental.  Someone like Kremer. 

I think we need more middle IF prospects, so I'd take one of those too.  Maybe a throw in from A ball who could be something in a few years. 

 

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Max Fried. I actually thought in 2012 we should have taken him in the draft but am glad we got Gausman instead. I would do Fried + +

two lotto younger guys in A

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3 minutes ago, sevastras said:

Max Fried. I actually thought in 2012 we should have taken him in the draft but am glad we got Gausman instead. I would do Fried + 

Always down with Harvard-Westlake.

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