Return in Zach Britton trade should add up for Orioles

Dillon Tate's spread of stuff might pan out if he can get some movement on his fastball. Staton Rabin via ZUMA Wire

The Baltimore Orioles caught a terrible break last offseason when Zach Britton tore his right Achilles tendon in December while working out, spiking any chance they had to trade their closer with a year remaining on his deal and pushing his 2018 debut back into June. Britton's stuff has mostly returned now that he has 15 major league innings under his belt this season, although his command isn't close to back yet, so his market value wasn't going to be great, and in that context the O's did well to acquire some pitching depth in the form of three second- or third-tier prospects from a very deep Yankees system.