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ZACH BRITTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Orioles, closer Britton agree to 1-year deal, avoid arbitration

  Pitcher Zach Britton and the Baltimore Orioles have avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a $3.2 million, one-year contract. The agreement Wednesday allows the 27-year-old left-hander to earn $300,000 in performance bonuses based on games finished: $50,000 each for 40, 45 and 55, and $75,000 apiece for 50 and 60. Eligible for arbitration for the first time, Britton had asked...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles agree on one year deal with Britton

photo: James Revere   For those of you who don’t know, arbitration in baseball seems to work like a glorified divorce. The player and agent sit on one side of the table, while the general manager sits on the other. In the middle of the table sits an arbitrator who exchanges figures between both parties until a suitable agreement has been reached. Now of course no custody or alimony...
Via DC Sports-Kings
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

The Baltimore Orioles will face the Royals in the ALCS

When the July 31 trade deadline happened, neither the Baltimore Orioles nor Kansas City Royals made a splash in the headlines. The two biggest names dealt were Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics and David Price to the Detroit Tigers. All the Kansas City Royals need is four more victories to win the American League pennant. The Baltimore Orioles hope to deny them that trip to the...
Via isportsweb.com
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles’ Zach Britton is planning for his son’s birth and the playoffs

Photo: mlbscoutingreports.com Zach Britton is having a phenomenal year closing for the Orioles, and he’s about to celebrate a momentous life occasion. Britton’s wife Courtney is pregnant with their first child, and they’re due to celebrate in October. The two are meticulously preparing for the birth of their son, and have spent time consulting with their doctor. While considering...
Via DC Sports-Kings
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: Why Zach Britton has been their biggest surprise

The Baltimore Orioles have had many surprising players this year, both good and bad. Depending on how you look at it, many players may appear to be more of a disappointment, and part of that is because of the seasons they were coming off. For instance, players like Chris Davis, Chris Tillman, Manny Machado, Tommy Hunter and even Ubaldo Jimenez were coming off of solid seasons, if...
Via isportsweb.com
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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