‘Redemption ↓’ Britain, 6 teams interested in showcase ‘Shall I give you 9M?’

Zack Britton (36), who was once the best closer and now has to worry about retirement, opened a showcase. The result was successful.스포츠토토

The Athletic reported that Britain held a showcase to find a new team in Florida on the 16th (hereafter Korean time).

According to this, a total of six teams showed interest in Britain. San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Angels, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers.

Considering the recent performance and lack of speed, this showcase can be evaluated as a success. The question is how much Britain wants.

Britten wants a salary in the $9 million range. It is questionable whether any team would pay $9 million for Britain’s acquisition, which is nothing short of a gamble.

The 12-year-old Britton was called the best closer in the mid-2010s. In 2016, he posted an impressive 47 saves and a 0.54 earned run average.

Even after transferring to the New York Yankees, he performed well in the 2019 and 2020 seasons, but in 2021, he underwent elbow ligament joint surgery (Tommy John surgery) and walked the path of downfall.

Britten has since returned from last year’s injury, but his average velocity has dropped to 92.2 mph. A drop of 5 miles from his peak of 97.2 miles in 2016.

As a result, Britain’s chances of a comeback are evaluated as very low. Attention is focusing on whether Britten, who was once called the best closer, can find a new team based on his showcase success.


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