Kinda Sounds Like the Yankees Might Be About to Get Zach Britton (UPDATES)

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Kinda Sounds Like the Yankees Might Be About to Get Zach Britton (UPDATES)

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The back-and-forth on Zach Britton trade rumors reached a fever pitch the last two days, with the Cubs as favorites and then not seriously involved and then deeply involved and then at the fringes and then a finalist and then … maybe it’s over and they didn’t get him.

For reference, Tate was just ranked by Baseball America as the 6th best prospect in a very solid Yankees farm system. He did not make the top 100, but it’s not hard to see him as on par with a healthy Adbert Alzolay, for example. I’d have a hard time swallowing the Cubs trading Alzolay – healthy or not – for a two month dice-roll on Britton, as good as he *could* be.

So if that’s in fact where this race winds up, good on the Orioles for maximizing their return, and the Cubs will have to keep looking for quality relief depth. There are tons and tons of options out there in that particular market.

UPDATE: So there are two other – presumably lesser – prospects going to the O’s, too:

UPDATE 2: Tate is really the clear top piece here:



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.