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How do you rate the return on the Britton trade?

How do you rate the return on the Britton trade  

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1 minute ago, atomic said:

Disappointing return for a guy who was best reliever in baseball for two straight seasons who seemed to have regained his stuff and was pitching well.  If we waited and Britton continued to pitch well we would have gotten more.  And to the Yankees just rubs salt in the wounds. Plus these guys are old for their levels.  Sorry don't see this trade as a positive at all

Luckily everyone can have their opinion.

It's overwhelmingly seen as good from most everyone else. So that's good.

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Just now, ISU94 said:

Luckily everyone can have their opinion.

It's overwhelmingly seen as good from most everyone else. So that's good.

Older prospects who still need to work on things.  Probably a couple of middling relievers.  I guess people weren't expecting much.   The outlook for this team is depressing.  

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4 minutes ago, atomic said:

Older prospects who still need to work on things.  Probably a couple of middling relievers.  I guess people weren't expecting much.   The outlook for this team is depressing.  

You're trying so hard man. 

Numerous sources from scouts that have no ties have said we did well.

Go ahead and continue doing you though.

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I said decent, but I'd rate the haul somewhere between decent and solid. The fact is that Britton is 30 and has had his share of injuries. On the flip side, he has been pitching well this year and it's going to royally suck to see him in pinstripes.

The haul was OK. We picked up a guy who could be part of the rotation for a few years and a guy who could be the future closer or set up guy. Heck, even Rogers has a chance to give us something as a SP or long reliever but at worst he's solid organizational depth. No high ceiling guys who are going to be all star reps for the Orioles or anything like that. But we picked up more future pieces. And that's what we lack right now. We're probably going to be the #1 pick in the draft next year... and maybe if we have a hot streak, we'll be third at the lowest. And we'll probably be a top 5 pick or so the following year. I know the MLB draft is more of a crapshoot than the NFL draft, but we should be able to get a couple of POTENTIAL high ceiling guys with those picks. 

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3 minutes ago, DirtyBird said:

Zach Britton hadn't thrown a clean inning in his last 5 starts. Even when results were there, his control looked shaky. We are a week away from the deadline and one poor outing would hurt his value much more than three good outings would help it. 

But if he had bad outing and we didn't get these guys so what?   They aren't going to turn us into winners.   

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3 minutes ago, DirtyBird said:

Zach Britton hadn't thrown a clean inning in his last 5 starts. Even when results were there, his control looked shaky. We are a week away from the deadline and one poor outing would hurt his value much more than three good outings would help it. 

It's a depressing life to live.

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Just now, atomic said:

But if he had bad outing and we didn't get these guys so what?   They aren't going to turn us into winners.   

You could say that about any deal. Literally any.

 

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Just now, atomic said:

But if he had bad outing and we didn't get these guys so what?   They aren't going to turn us into winners.   

Who were we going to get for him next week that was going to turn the franchise around?

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2 minutes ago, DirtyBird said:

Who were we going to get for him next week that was going to turn the franchise around?

Every post he makes has got to be tounge in cheek. Seriously, there's no way.

I'm done with whatever he's trying to do here. There's no way he's serious 95 percent of the time. 

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I voted disappointed, not based off the prospects, but the situation itself. What could have been had they traded him at peak value when teams were overvaluing closers. Just sucks all the wasted value of Manny & Britton trades.

As for the trade itself, seems like decent value considering the circumstances 

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3 minutes ago, atomic said:

But if he had bad outing and we didn't get these guys so what?   They aren't going to turn us into winners.   

Except the strategy right now isn't to find the magic trade that by itself makes us a winning organization. The strategy right now is to bring in as many legitimate future big leagues players as we can. We don't need to find the next face of the Orioles right now. We need to find more legitimate guys who can be legitimate contributors. You can't win with a team that has 2 or 3 superstars and 3-5 solid players. You need to have depth... and we're picking up quantity to build that future depth. Not every player we pick up is going to work out and contribute for the Orioles. But of the 8 guys we picked up in the Machado/Britton trades, there's a solid chance that four or five of them will make a significant contribution.... and 2 or 3 have a real chance to play a significant role for the long term (4-5 years+). 

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5 minutes ago, utvolzac said:

I voted disappointed, not based off the prospects, but the situation itself. What could have been had they traded him at peak value when teams were overvaluing closers. Just sucks all the wasted value of Manny & Britton trades.

As for the trade itself, seems like decent value considering the circumstances 

Man, we weren't ever dealing him in 2016 or when we we're competing. No team does that.

Last year it sounds like it would've been a comparable return. So I don't think it would be been much of a difference.

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