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MikeO
11-12-2006, 10:23 AM
http://www.nypost.com/seven/11122006/sports/yankees/jared_may_be_dealt_yankees_michael_morrissey.htm

Better than 50/50 chance it goes down today. Reports coming out of Baltimore are they will part with a relief pitcher for him.

EDIT:::TRADE COMPLETE for Chris Britton

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=7729

MikeO
11-12-2006, 10:28 AM
another 23 year old rightie reliever.

only 17 walks in 53 innings.

41 strikeouts in 53 innings.

Low WHIP

Looks like a decent prospect.

RWhitney014
11-12-2006, 07:44 PM
He is a decent prospect, but the Orioles were very concerned with him because he weighs close to 300 pounds, despite the ridiculous 215 he's listed at. The man is huge and the Orioles wanted him to lose weight.

Still, I'd rather him over Wright any day of the week. This is not going to work for the Orioles, I don't think.

Ray Finkle
11-12-2006, 07:49 PM
What a disaster the O's turned into. The need a new owner, new GM, new front office, new everything.

MikeO
11-12-2006, 09:26 PM
This is not going to work for the Orioles, I don't think.

Wright is back with the ONLY pitching coach that has made him look good.

Tick-Tock himself Leo!

RWhitney014
11-12-2006, 10:47 PM
Wright is back with the ONLY pitching coach that has made him look good.

Tick-Tock himself Leo!

Mark Wiley made him look just fine in 1997.

Wright's just had two good years in his career. He's not that good.

Cool Calm Mike
11-12-2006, 10:53 PM
Chris Britton is HUGE.

MikeO
11-12-2006, 10:58 PM
Mark Wiley made him look just fine in 1997.

Wright's just had two good years in his career. He's not that good.

In 97' he was just a hard thrower that overpowered everyone.

brandon1986
11-12-2006, 11:10 PM
we will never get to see what wright was capable of, he was still young when he blew his shoulder out, if he was injury free and matured with his arm no telling how he could have been

as for the deal,i like it, britton throws hard but he also has pretty good control, but he is ****ing huge

yanks need to put him and sanchez on slim fast

Perfect23
11-12-2006, 11:11 PM
the O's are dumb Wright sucks

Motion
11-12-2006, 11:45 PM
What a disaster the O's turned into. The need a new owner, new GM, new front office, new everything.

They really do. Fans are getting very restless here. There were several "protests" against Angelos last season.

I saw Britton pitch against the Yanks this past season, he definitely needs to lose some weight and get in shape. If he can this is a good trade for the Yanks IMO.

Nappy Roots
11-12-2006, 11:50 PM
what a dumb move by the orioles...lets help the yanks out why do we

RWhitney014
11-13-2006, 02:05 AM
It really has no upside for Baltimore either way. If Wright sucks as expected, he sucks and they're saddled with a bad starter without a somewhat good zero-to-three arm in the pen. If (when) he gets hurt, he's not on the mound. If by some chance he pitches well, he bolts after the season because Baltimore is quickly turning into an embarrassment and they gave away a rare commodity in a good, cheap, young reliever for one year of an okay starter. I don't see the impetus of this deal. They'd have been better off keeping Britton and signing a dependable arm like Trachsel instead.

FinsNYanksFan13
11-13-2006, 12:02 PM
He is a decent prospect, but the Orioles were very concerned with him because he weighs close to 300 pounds, despite the ridiculous 215 he's listed at. The man is huge and the Orioles wanted him to lose weight.

Still, I'd rather him over Wright any day of the week. This is not going to work for the Orioles, I don't think.


I'm just curious where the Orioles listed him at 215. Every site I've been on has him in the 275 to 280 range!

RWhitney014
11-13-2006, 01:15 PM
I'm just curious where the Orioles listed him at 215. Every site I've been on has him in the 275 to 280 range!

http://cbs.sportsline.com/mlb/players/playerpage/580515

52 Chris Britton, RP
Height/Weight: 6-3/215
Birthdate: 12/16/1982
Birthplace: Plantation, FL
Bats/Throws: R/R

FinsNYanksFan13
11-13-2006, 01:39 PM
http://cbs.sportsline.com/mlb/players/playerpage/580515

52 Chris Britton, RP
Height/Weight: 6-3/215
Birthdate: 12/16/1982
Birthplace: Plantation, FL
Bats/Throws: R/R



Honestly, I think that's a CBS Sportsline bad. On their official website yesterday (before the trade was finalized) it had him listed at 275. I think CBS Sportsline has it listed wrong and probably meant for a 7 to be there instead of a 1. This guys head weighs 215 pounds!

Motion
11-13-2006, 01:58 PM
How much could Wright have possibly cost as a free agent? Our guess is that he would have made right around the $3 million the Orioles are set to pay him here. Let's just say he would have cost $5 million instead. Are the Orioles so out of touch regarding the value of solid relievers that they figured Britton was worth less than $2 million? Britton was set to make the minimum for at least two more years and he was six years away from free agency. To sign a reliever that's a better bet for 2007 will cost the team at least the $2 million it might have saved by making the trade. We've never been more convinced that Mike Flanagan is in over his head as a GM. Wright may well be a decent starter with Leo Mazzone guiding him again, but he could have been had for cash alone. There was no reason to give up talent, too.

:chuckle:

PhinzN703
11-13-2006, 03:33 PM
Why trade within your division?

Oh and the Orioles stink. Get Angelos out

GreenMonster
11-13-2006, 04:58 PM
Is there a team that tries harder to win, but does so by allocating resources in the worst possible way than the O's..