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Should the Orioles Try To Trade Britton To DC?


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The Nationals bullpen is roughly as bad as the Orioles' rotation, the difference being the Nats hitters and rotation have been outstanding and they seem certain to go to the playoffs again.  In fact all that stands in the way of the World Series seemingly is that dumpster fire bullpen.

Brach would likely net someone pretty good in return.  But Britton could get back probably not an Andrew Miller type haul, butI would imagine something pretty good.  

Are you ready to throw in the towel and do it?  Who would you look to get back?

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2 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

No point trying to trade Britton before he comes back and proves he is both healthy and effective.

Well obviously.  Just looking long term since deals often take days and weeks to put together.

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I don't think you entertain a Britton trade until this offseason.  Coming off the injury there will be questions on his value.  Hopefully he comes back in the 2nd half and looks like his old self.  Then you can entertain moving him this winter.  I'm of the opinion that they might be able to resign him, and if that's the case, I think real hard about keeping him.  I think we can be a contender in 2019 and beyond if we play our cards right with dealing Machado and make some smart FA acquisitions.

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Britton for Ross plus a B prospect.

 

Ross has no place on their post season roster as anything other than long relief and he's struggled to find consistency with them.

 

Under control until 2021 and he has high upside. Seems like a great fit for both teams which is why it probably won't happen.

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As others said, Britton needs to come back and prove he is healthy and effective (both are no guarantees). Then we can talk about a trade. 

It's a little depressing how much value guys like Britton, Machado, Tillman, and even Jones have taken over the last year.  

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5 hours ago, Norfolk orioles said:

Britton for Ross plus a B prospect.

 

Ross has no place on their post season roster as anything other than long relief and he's struggled to find consistency with them.

 

Under control until 2021 and he has high upside. Seems like a great fit for both teams which is why it probably won't happen.

Honestly  I'm a Ross guy but I would need way more than that.  He is sorta their Gausman right now, with the luxury of having other elite starters to negate the damage he sometimes causes every 5 days.  Ross and Robles to start, and then I ask how bad they want a World Series.

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Main problem w/ Britton is he needs to come back first...so we're talking what...early July? He needs to prove he's healthy AND effective...that's the next trick. Remember the last time a player came back without getting surgery? Tillman. And look how that's went. It's no guarantee. He could end up being worse than he was prior to being thrown on the DL.

So, yeah. It all might work out as the trade deadline is July 31st. So if the Nationals hold out until then I could see Britton fetching a decent package. And we should do it.

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