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14 hours ago, OriginalColtsFan said:

You could be right. But you didn't address the loss of Britton for half the year. That's cost the O's a lot of games already.

That's been a real problem. And with another month to go, before he is expected to return, it could be too much strain for the rest of the pen. IF they can keep their head above water, then Britton will be a big boost. He'll essentially be an all star, mid-season addition.   

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30 minutes ago, weird-O said:

That's been a real problem. And with another month to go, before he is expected to return, it could be too much strain for the rest of the pen. IF they can keep their head above water, then Britton will be a big boost. He'll essentially be an all star, mid-season addition.   

Too bad they let Britton rush back the first time after 10 days or so against advice from the medical staff.  That was a real boner by the organization.  Could end up killing a very promising season.

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8 hours ago, CROUSEMAN said:

Too bad they let Britton rush back the first time after 10 days or so against advice from the medical staff.  That was a real boner by the organization.  Could end up killing a very promising season.

Players rush back all the time sometimes it works out this time it didn't 

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2 hours ago, bleedingorangeandblack said:

Players rush back all the time sometimes it works out this time it didn't 

Yeah, Britton and Buck know more than the medical experts ;)  Silly me. 

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1 hour ago, bleedingorangeandblack said:

It happens dont beat yourself up about it 😉

Don't worry I won't lose any sleep over that idiotic move by Buck that is wrecking the season :lol: .  Dumbest move since not using Britton in the WC game!!

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14 hours ago, weird-O said:

That's been a real problem. And with another month to go, before he is expected to return, it could be too much strain for the rest of the pen. IF they can keep their head above water, then Britton will be a big boost. He'll essentially be an all star, mid-season addition.   

And do you think when he returns, after having not pitched for months, that he'll just start up at an all star level?

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17 hours ago, OriginalColtsFan said:

And do you think when he returns, after having not pitched for months, that he'll just start up at an all star level?

Not even in a fantasy :D

No, he'll have some rust, just like when he briefly returned earlier this season. At the very least, he's another arm. It's reasonable to expect that he'll be reliable. I fully expect to see him give up hits, and probably runs. But I would be surprised if he started regularly blowing saves.  

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1 hour ago, weird-O said:

Not even in a fantasy :D

No, he'll have some rust, just like when he briefly returned earlier this season. At the very least, he's another arm. It's reasonable to expect that he'll be reliable. I fully expect to see him give up hits, and probably runs. But I would be surprised if he started regularly blowing saves.  

Fair enough. But all those "growing pains" that result in losses, even if they're not of the UJ variety, whittle away at the W/L record. I don't think the Orioles have that much room for error.

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