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Camden Chat Oct 19, 2017
Injuries dashed the high hopes for Zach Britton’s 2017 season

Injuries dashed the high hopes for Zach Britton’s 2017 season

The Orioles closer fought injuries all season long in 2017 while his command and effectiveness suffered. Coming off perhaps the greatest season by a reliever in MLB history, no one’s stock was higher than Zach Britton’s entering the 2017 season. Fresh off of back-to-back-to-back sub-2 ERA seasons as a reliever, Britton looked to pick up right where he left off in the midst of a 49-game streak of converted saves. Unfortunately for the southpaw, his body had other ideas and Britton never found his 2016 form while fighting a multitude of injuries. Britton’s ailments started way back in...
Camden Chat Oct 13, 2017
Brad Brach had his hiccups in a year where he was the primary Orioles closer

Brad Brach had his hiccups in a year where he was the primary Orioles closer

The injury to Zach Britton led to Brad Brach filling in as the Orioles closer this season. There were some agonizing blown saves mixed with some success. I imagine Brad Brach would love to have another crack at his last appearance of the season. Of course, all pitchers would like to throw out their worst performance of the year when factoring their final numbers. But when it happens in the very last game of a long year, like in Brach’s case, it’s hard to ignore. Brach certainly didn’t have it that day when the Orioles lost to the Rays, 6-0, and solidified their place in the A.L. East...
Birds Watcher Oct 9, 2017

Baltimore Orioles: Zach Britton gets due respect for his work in 2017

The Baltimore Orioles may not have had much of a starting rotation, but the team’s bullpen was outstanding, especially with Zach Britton at the back end. Fans of the Baltimore Orioles were not the only people who had respect for the fireball closer, one fellow AL East player did, too. In an article from Evan […] Baltimore Orioles: Zach Britton gets due respect for his work in 2017 - Birds Watcher - Birds Watcher - A Baltimore Orioles Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Baltimore Sun Oct 6, 2017

Analyzing the pending free agents in the playoffs that the Orioles could target

After three days of playoff baseball, it seems clear that every game won't include a mention of Orioles closer Zach Britton not pitching in last year's Wild Card game and it's safe for those in the Baltimore area to watch this fall. Aside from rooting against the team's rivals, there could be a...
Camden Chat Oct 5, 2017
Revisiting the Orioles decision not to trade Zach Britton in July

Revisiting the Orioles decision not to trade Zach Britton in July

The Orioles were close to dealing Zach Britton for lesser prospects at the trade deadline. They didn't pull the trigger. How does that look at season's end? On the day of this year's trading deadline, the Orioles woke up four games under .500 and 5.5 games out of the second wild card spot in the American League East. The O's had four teams to pass, with an additional two teams tied with them in the standings. This landscape made it seem like almost a no-brainer for the Orioles to trade Zach Britton. As we know, they did not do so. How does this decision look now? Before tackling that...
Carroll County Times Oct 3, 2017

Five decisions that contributed to the Orioles’ first losing season since 2011

Rushing back Zach Britton and keeping Mark Trumbo and Chris Davis at the heart of the order were costly mistakes made by the Orioles in 2017.
Camden Chat Sep 25, 2017
Around the AL East, Week 25: Orioles continue free fall

Around the AL East, Week 25: Orioles continue free fall

The Orioles are officially eliminated from the playoffs and guarantee their first losing season since 2011. The Red Sox firm up division lead, and the Yankees clinch a playoff spot. Baltimore Orioles It was an eventful week for the Orioles, but the kind of events they’d rather skip. Not only were the Birds officially eliminated from the pennant race, they also guaranteed themselves a losing season by dropping their 82nd game, and fell to fourth place in the A.L. East. To subtract from that, the snooty Red Sox also swept them at home. For better or worse, Zach Britton’s...
Carroll County Times Sep 21, 2017

Orioles notes: Closer Zach Britton to receive stem-cell injection in left knee Friday

Orioles closer Zach Britton will receive a stem-cell therapy injection in his left knee Friday to help the recovery of an MCL strain that has become more painful over the past few weeks. The injury, which will likely end Britton’s injury-hindered season, was revealed during an exit physical MRI...
MASN Sports Sep 21, 2017

More on Britton's knee and Ynoa's latest opportunity - School of Roch

The news that closer Zach Britton isn't expected to require a surgical procedure on his left knee can be taken two ways. The obvious one is with glee. Who roots for surgery? However, I've continued to wonder why another MRI...
MASN Sports Sep 20, 2017

Updating Britton and Showalter speaks after 9-0 loss - School of Roch

Orioles closer Zach Britton will receive a stem cell injection in his left knee on Thursday afternoon and is expected to be shut down for the last nine games of the season, which continued to turn sour with tonight's 9-0...
Baltimore Sun Sep 20, 2017

Stem cell injection in Orioles closer Zach Britton's ailing left knee likely spells end of his season

Orioles left-hander Zach Britton is getting a stem cell injection in his sore left knee Thursday that is all but certain to end his season, with just nine games left and the OriolesBritton said his exit MRI, which the team typically conducts during its final homestand as part of season-ending physicals,...

Stem cell injection in Orioles closer Zach Britton's ailing left knee likely ends his season

Orioles left-hander Zach Britton is getting a stem cell injection in his sore left knee Thursday that is all but certain to end his season, with just nine games left.Britton said his exit MRI, which the team typically conducts during its final homestand as part of season-ending physicals, revealed...

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