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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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Just now, ISU94 said:

 

Yeah I'm impressed hearing him talk. Can't be easy getting dealt and having to interview right after hearing about it. 

I'm really intrigued by him. Read about him resisting some changes Texas wanted him to make to his delivery, which sounds like something we'd do. Once he went back to his college mechanics, things went more smoothly. 

I hope we don't mess with him.

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On 7/17/2018 at 3:42 PM, HokieOs said:

I don't understand why people think Britton's going to attract massive trade value. When he's at his best, he's really good.... but he's only about a month removed from a major injury. And that wasn't exactly his first trip to the DL.

Best case IMO is that we pick up a B level prospect for him along with a B-/C+ kinda prospect.... maybe getting an additional C level prospect as a throw in. 

Well, I'd say this sums up the actual haul pretty well. A B- or so prospect. Another guy who is probably a C+/C prospect and then a C level prospect. The reliever seems intriguing. We don't have any future stars in the hauls that we have brought in for Machado/Britton, but what we have done is brought in a number of guys who can develop into playing real roles in the future of the organization.... which is far more important right now. We can use our #1 pick in next year's draft to pick up our future star.

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21 minutes ago, esmd said:

That stolen base tonight was epic, lol.  That was about the ugliest looking head first dive I've ever seen, lol.....good on him for seeing the slow TTTP and getting that great jump, though.

Twice in the past couple weeks now.

He's trying to add stealing to his repertoire and become a 1 tool player.

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2 minutes ago, NCRaven said:

I’d say we don’t have obvious stars, but you never know when someone is going to pop.

There is quality, in quantity. Branch Rickey

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8 minutes ago, ISU94 said:

 

Yeah I'm impressed hearing him talk. Can't be easy getting dealt and having to interview right after hearing about it. 

I'm maybe making too much of this, but he's got an impressive way about him. Sorta reminds me of a Josh Rosen type. Self-assured while giving stock answers that go a little deeper than that. 

I don't know. I'm just happy is all.

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Seems like a pretty well spoken kid.  I think we have a replacement nominee for Manny though in the "worst haircut" competition, lol....

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22 minutes ago, Chito said:

He's doing a good job answering some very dumb and poorly-worded questions.

Yeah the Rule 5 question was the best. Do they really think players are thinking about the Rule 5 draft in July (or ever)?

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I suspect that on hold pending a check of medicals had as much to do with the Yankees making sure Britton was okay as it did with the Orioles checking on the prospects.

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1 minute ago, ISU94 said:

Can someone post this if they have the Athletic?

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I don’t know who is making these trades – Dan Duquette, Brady Anderson, the sons of Peter Angelos, the ghost of Harry Dalton – but the Baltimore Orioles certainly seem to be operating with a clue.

With their trade of Zach Britton to the New York Yankees, the Orioles have acquired three top 15 prospects from two of the game’s deepest farm systems in a week’s time. Their bounty for a pair of rentals, Britton and Manny Machado, also includes four other minor leaguers and a player with major-league experience, infielder Breyvic Valera.

The standard caveats apply – prospects are prospects, quantity does not equal quality, etc. And for Machado, one of the best players in the game, and Britton, trying to regain his status as one of the best relievers, the Orioles should be getting decent returns.

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More:

Orioles owner Peter Angelos recoiled at the mere thought of trading with the Yankees, but as I’ve reported previously, he is less involved than in the past and his sons, John and Lou, are assuming greater responsibility along with Anderson, a former Orioles outfielder who is close to the Angelos family.

 

Some rival evaluators believe Tate might prove no more than a setup man, Carroll no more than a middle-inning reliever, Rogers no more than a fringe starter. But Britton, after missing the first 2 1/2 months recovering from right Achilles surgery, is not yet the Britton of 2016. He has pitched eight consecutive scoreless innings, holding opponents to a .125 batting average, yet his walk rate is higher than normal and left-handed hitters are hitting him better than usual. He is not Aroldis Chapman 2.0, and was not going to bring the Orioles a Gleyber Torres.

Still, the Orioles’ return for Britton looks better than what the Kansas City Royals received for their potential free-agent closer, Kelvin Herrera, and better than what the New York Mets received for theirs, Jeurys Familia. 

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