Mets turned down O’s offer of Zach Britton-for-Ike Davis over winter

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reported yesterday that the Mets see trading Ike Davis as the “as the likely endgame” and today he dropped an interesting nugget about a proposal the team turned down over the winter: My reporting on Friday led me to these conclusions: Just as in the offseason, the Mets are eager to move Davis — but also just as in the offseason...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

What can the Baltimore Orioles do about their pitching?

Freddy Garcia lasted only 3 innings on the mound last night for the Baltimore Orioles against a Houston Astros lineup that is not exactly filled to the brim with world-beaters. He gave up 6 runs on 7 hits (4 of them HRs) and 2 walks, a far cry from the electrifying performance he put on in his previous start against Washington. But Orioles fans should have seen this coming. The chances...
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Recall Pitcher Zach Britton

MLB News: The Baltimore Orioles recalled left handed pitcher Zach Britton from Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday and most likely will get a start on Monday unless the organization decides to use him out of the bullpen before that. Fantasy Ramifications: Britton did post a sub 2.00 ERA this season at Norfolk but his role is still up in the air. His value would be higher if he starts, but...
Via FF Locker Room
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles rumors: Baltimore shopping Zach Britton?

The Baltimore Orioles haven’t received the production they were hoping for out of their starting pitchers so far this season. As a result, they are reportedly looking for rotation help, and “there’s an increasing feeling around baseball people” that the team could dangle left-handed starting pitcher Zach Britton in a trade, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe...
Via MLB Injury News
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Zach Britton Getting Noticed

I thought I would pass this along...Zach Britton is getting noticed outside of Baltimore. Andrew Schwartz of Midwest Sports Fans provided his thoughts on the young pitcher:A former 3rd round pick, Britton was previously ranked (in 2010) as a top-30 prospect by Baseball America, so his success shouldn’t come as that great of a surprise. But still, after Britton spent the first three...
Via Dempsey's Army
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Great Britton? Orioles’ Surging Starter Zach Britton Just May Be For Real

Meet Zach Britton–the Orioles starting pitcher whose win Tuesday night gave the Orioles a share of the division lead with the Yankees. Britton has been phenomenal for the Orioles over his last 4 starts, going 4-0 with a sub-1.00 ERA. A former 3rd round pick, Britton was previously ranked (in 2010) as a top-30 prospect by Baseball America, so his success shouldn’t come as that...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
September 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Zach Britton dominates White Sox, is then demoted

Zach Britton of the Orioles had one of the best starts of his young career on Thursday against the White Sox. In eight innings, Britton allowed one run on seven hits, and struck out ten batters without walking one. For Britton, who has only made eight starts in the majors this season while battling injuries and ineffectiveness, the start was a step in the right direction...
Via The Outside Corner
August 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles recall LHP Britton from Class AAA

The Baltimore Orioles recalled left-hander Zach Britton from Class AAA Norfolk and optioned infielder Joe Mahoney to the Tides, the club announced Saturday. Britton will start Saturday's game against the Detroit Tigers. Britton is 1-1 with an 8.10 ERA in five starts for Baltimore this year. Mahoney went 0-for-4 in two games for the Orioles.
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins seek to repeat RBI blast vs. Orioles

With their starting rotation in a state of flux, the injury-plagued Baltimore Orioles are counting on Zach Britton to help provide some stability. Britton is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to make his season debut Tuesday night as the visiting Orioles take on the Minnesota Twins, who broke out in a big way during the opener of this four-game set. After going 11-11...
Via Fox Sports North
July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Q&A: Zach Britton, Oriole in Progress

Zach Britton’s rookie season was both predictable and surprising. The 23-year-old left-hander went 11-11 and 4.61, in 28 starts — numbers that could reasonably be expected from a highly regarded first-year hurler competing in baseball’s toughest division. How he arrived at them was the unexpected part. Britton went into the year rated as the Orioles’ top pitching prospect...
Via Fangraphs
October 26, 2011  |  Discuss

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