AL East Notes: Britton, Posada, Yankees
By Ben Nicholson-Smith [February 22 at 3:14pm CST]
The Yankees and Orioles won 90-plus games in 2012, but they're candidates to regress in 2013, according to MLBTR readers. Those two AL East clubs were by far the most popular answers to the question 'which 90-win team will disappoint in 2013.' Here's more from the division...
One rival executive expects the Orioles to discuss trades involving left-hander Zach Britton later in the spring, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports (on Twitter). The Orioles have limited roster spots and lots of young arms, including Britton and Jake Arrieta. Troy Renck of the Denver Post suggests the Rockies will call later on in Spring Training (Twitter link).
I think they have some IF prospects that may look good with the Os. I'd do any combination of
Britton, Arietta, Miguel Gonz, Hunter, Patton for any combination of Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story or Josh Rutledge.
I'd also be ok with Tulo or Dexter of course. I'd pull Gausman into these kind of guys. Never happen though. If somebody in the front office hits his head and oks loosing Tulo without giving up Bundy I'd flip. I'd put Hardy at 2B and call it a day.