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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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1 minute ago, sportsfan8703 said:

Yankees got involved. That’s the difference. If only Givens and Brach were last year versions. We could get hauls for them too. 

If Brach/Givens and a few others were last years versions the rebuild lights may not have come on.  Take the good with the bad.

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50 minutes ago, theocean said:

That "Dinner with John" story was planted in the press for a reason. I'm not sure what that reason is - but the Orioles Front Office intentionally wanted it out there for a reason.

That had not occurred to me.  I believe you are correct.

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Have to be very pleased with this deal - netting the sixth best prospect in the NYY mid-season Baseball America Top 30 plus Rogers plus a guy who could be an 8th/9th inning RP very soon.

IMO, one has to like the depth the Os are developing at SP above Low A with Baumann, Akin, Lowther, Kremer and Tate.  It would be nice if one of them turned into a 3, but these guys should net two cheap 4/5 types in a couple of years.  Hopefully, GrayRod and Hall net us one guy who is a 3 or better.

All that said, and there are nice reviews here rating the trade from solid to much better than what KC and NYM received, not sure how the Astros could be "all-in" without beating this offer.

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Just now, Cy Bundy said:

Now we can root against Britton then resign him at a discount and trade him again next year when he’s dominating.

 

 

There is no resigning him to a discount unless he changes agents.

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Just now, esmd said:

Brach owes Schoop and Beckham dinner for turning that DP on wet track.

Well, Beckham started the mess, so maybe just Schoop.

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Add whatever return you can get for Jones, Brach, Valencia.  Keep listening on KG, Bundy, Schoop, and Givens, now and through the off season.  Add Mesa.  Add Witt.  Give DD a new contract and let John and Dan create the structure to build everything back up.

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Britton acknowledging the fans.  Sad, but necessary day.  All good things must end. 

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Just now, Cy Bundy said:

He can’t sign for what he’s not offered.

We'll see man -- Boras has held out into the regular season before with his clients.

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Just now, esmd said:

Brach owes Schoop and Beckham dinner for turning that DP on wet track.

Yeah but Beckham and Nunez owe hm for the mess. The Orioles pitchers numbers are hurt by the poor defense. Hopefully the Dodgers were watching

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