Orioles GM Confirms Full Rebuild, Now Turning to Zach Britton Trade Market – And Possibly Cubs

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Orioles GM Confirms Full Rebuild, Now Turning to Zach Britton Trade Market – And Possibly Cubs

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Whirlwind time, I guess.

Not 15 hours after the Manny Machado trade became official, and now with relievers Brad Hand and Adam Cimber going to the Indians, the market is picking up steam rapidly. Moreover, the Orioles are out there publicly saying they are now going to fully rebuild, which means the Zach Britton rumors – which were already ticking up – are about to explode.

For the reasons we’ve discussed over the course of the Britton rumors, I like the fit there as a roll-the-dice, high-upside, low-ish-acquisition-cost, rental reliever addition. There will be many teams interested, of course, but he’s as good of a fit on the Cubs as any contender, and they’ve been on him pretty aggressively for well over a year now. The scouting will be there for the Cubs to be able to make as informed a decision as possible about where he’s at in his recovery and his trajectory for the second half.

Stay tuned.

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