The Cubs had talked with the Orioles about Zach Britton back at the trade deadline and FanRag’s Jon Heyman reports that the two teams have spoken about the closer again more recently. The Dodgers and two other teams have also reached out to the O’s, who may be keen to move Britton prior to his final year of control.
Britton slogged through an injury-riddled 2017 after taking home the award as MLB’s best reliever the previous season. As many will recall, that was the dominant campaign that ended in infamy when he did not appear in Baltimore’s Wild Card loss to Toronto. You know, the game in which Brian Duensing gave way to Ubaldo Jimenez, who gave up a walk-off three-run bomb.
That’s not to be confused with the NLCS game in which Duensing gave way to John Lackey, who gave up a walk-off three-run bomb.
Most of that is beside the point, which is that the Cubs are clearly doing everything they can to ensure that they’ve got as much talent as possible in the bullpen for 2018. Should something materialize, Britton would be the third walk-year closer they’ve traded for in as many years. Which …Read the Rest
Source:: Cubs Insider