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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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The three things that the O's covet now. Young. Cheap.Controllable.If it turns out they become MLB players, of course thats the hope. But they won't be spending big bucks on anyone anytime soon..and its going to be a long, uncomfortable, bumpy, but fascinating road ahead. Im actually interested in seeing who and what we field going forward..but my expectations aren't high.

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6 minutes ago, sportsfan8703 said:

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. 

Those are rankings of trade candidates, not trade value. Brach isn’t particularly valuable but he’s a better piece than Chavez.

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19 minutes ago, Luke-OH said:

Those are rankings of trade candidates, not trade value. Brach isn’t particularly valuable but he’s a better piece than Chavez.

Chavez can start, that's what the Cubs needed, someone who could do both.

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4 minutes ago, Tryptamine said:

Chavez can start, that's what the Cubs needed, someone who could do both.

I didn’t mean Brach was a better fit for the Cubs, I just think he has a little more value. I liked Ricky Tyler Thomas out of college though, haven’t watched him in pro ball.

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3 minutes ago, Luke-OH said:

I didn’t mean Brach was a better fit for the Cubs, I just think he has a little more value. I liked Ricky Tyler Thomas out of college though, haven’t watched him in pro ball.

   4/5 guy imo, has pitched fairly well, but the Cubs have a small army of back end starters in A+ and AA right now.

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8 hours ago, davearm said:

Depends on your definition of good I guess.

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

The return was two guys that went into KCs top 20 and  a third guy that is pitching in A- ball.

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I'd imagine the Phillies turn their attention to Britton after not getting Hand.

Would the Phillies trade Medina for Britton straight up? 

Herrera got the the nations 2 guys that went into their top 20 prospects list on MLB.

Im not a big fan of Gamboa....Looks very raw to me.

Id be all over Suarez, K Irvin and a very young A- league ball player.

or 

Suarez or De Los Santos,  Luis Garcia or Maton, and a very young A- level player

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I don't see how Britton isn't traded to the Cubs or Phillies. Those are the two teams that should value him most because they would more then likely to use him as a closer. 

Anyone have the skinny on Gamboa (young SS in the Phillies' system). He's young and raw, but it sounds like he has a high ceiling. Sounds like the perfect player/lottery ticket for us to target. 

"In terms of raw tools, Gamboa rates higher than rookie shortstop J.P. Crawford and might end up with similar offensive tools to those of Scott Kingery. He's a long way away from reaching that ceiling, but the Phillies are confident he's starting to figure it out." - MLB.com

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1 hour ago, wildbillhiccup said:

I don't see how Britton isn't traded to the Cubs or Phillies. Those are the two teams that should value him most because they would more then likely to use him as a closer. 

I doubt the Cubs are looking to replace Morrow as their closer.

Britton would probably get some saves opps though, since they're being very cautious with how/how often they use Morrow.  Already Cishek and Strop each have 3 saves.  Britton would join that group.

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13 minutes ago, davearm said:

I doubt the Cubs are looking to replace Morrow as their closer.

Britton would probably get some saves opps though, since they're being very cautious with how/how often they use Morrow.  Already Cishek and Strop each have 3 saves.  Britton would join that group.

Maybe, maybe not. I think Britton would slot above Cishek and Strop on the depth chart though. Also think Edwards is a better pitcher then both of them. 

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1 minute ago, Greg said:

 

Chavis would be a tremendous get...even with that past suspension and all.

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Not sure why we are discussing the Cubs.  There are several teams that are considerably better trade partners for the Orioles regarding Britton, IMO.

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