Great article on Bud Norris by Alyson Footer.
"Maybe we don't win a lot of games, but the fact is there is a lot of talent. We have young guys that just need to learn."
Footer explains that Norris is the closest prospect to the Majors, and was projected to be a starter, but was pretty lights out in the Arizona Fall League with a fastball at 96-97 and a plus slider (remind you of a guy who used to wear "54?").
For the time being, Norris is working out of the bullpen but if/when he gets back to minor-league camp he'll be worked into a starter's role. Remember this: Wandy, Backe and Hampton only have deals through 2009, as does Valverde. And Moehler has a mutual option for 2010. There's room for Norris on the club in 2010, let's see what happens.