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Showalter, Britton happy for former Oriole Jake Arrieta

For one reason or another, Jake Arrieta could never figure it out with the Baltimore Orioles.Once a top prospect in their system, he struggled to put it together in the majors, pitching to a 20-25 record and a 5.46 ERA.In July 2013, he was traded along with Pedro Strop to the Chicago Cubs for Scott Feldman.It was with Chicago where he flourished.In 61 starts with the Cubs, Arrieta...
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What makes Zach Britton so dominant?

Zach Britton, the Baltimore Orioles closer, extended his scoreless innings streak to 11 and two-thirds last night as he closed out a 6-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox. He has not allowed a run since a May 16 loss to the Los Angeles Angels in which he gave up three ninth inning runs in a game the Orioles were already losing. Take away those three mop-up duty runs, and Britton has...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

The Evolution of O’s Closer Zach Britton

If you haven’t already noticed, the Baltimore Orioles possess an emerging star out of their bullpen in the form of lefty Zach Britton. The starter-turned-reliever has reinvented himself to a stunning degree in his new role with the Orioles, and the results have been nothing short of astounding. But I want to take a closer look at what exactly prompted this remarkable turnaround...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles, closer Britton agree to 1-year deal, avoid arbitration

  Pitcher Zach Britton and the Baltimore Orioles have avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a $3.2 million, one-year contract. The agreement Wednesday allows the 27-year-old left-hander to earn $300,000 in performance bonuses based on games finished: $50,000 each for 40, 45 and 55, and $75,000 apiece for 50 and 60. Eligible for arbitration for the first time, Britton had asked...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: Does Anybody Else Throw Zach Britton’s Sinker?

The Royals are an incredible story, and the Orioles are an incredible story, and when you break down a big incredible story into its component bits, you’re left with a whole bunch of tinier incredible stories. Among the possessors of those stories on the Orioles is closer Zach Britton, who, like a lot of good […]
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Baltimore Orioles will face the Royals in the ALCS

When the July 31 trade deadline happened, neither the Baltimore Orioles nor Kansas City Royals made a splash in the headlines. The two biggest names dealt were Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics and David Price to the Detroit Tigers. All the Kansas City Royals need is four more victories to win the American League pennant. The Baltimore Orioles hope to deny them that trip to the...
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: Why Zach Britton has been their biggest surprise

The Baltimore Orioles have had many surprising players this year, both good and bad. Depending on how you look at it, many players may appear to be more of a disappointment, and part of that is because of the seasons they were coming off. For instance, players like Chris Davis, Chris Tillman, Manny Machado, Tommy Hunter and even Ubaldo Jimenez were coming off of solid seasons, if...
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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