Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Bud Norris "available"

Ken Rosenthal, whom, despite our earlier blasting is still worth a read, has a post up which says the Astros have made Bud Norris "available," and he is "drawing interest." (And presumably not just on that $3m contract.)

Rosenthal's source said the Padres, Orioles, and Cardinals all had interest in Norris at the Winter Meetings.

At least immediately, the Cardinals seem like a good fit. They just lost Chris Carpenter for what may be all of eternity, and aren't looking as though they'll resign Kyle Lohse. With Norris' contract already set, he would be a low-cost option. Add to that his near-legendary history against St. Louis (4-3, 3.54 ERA/1.28 WHIP at Busch Stadium) and he's clearly a known quantity.

The Orioles signed Joel Pineiro and Mark Hendrickson to minor-league deals, and the Padres acquired Tim Stauffer and Freddy Garcia at the end of January.

We'll be keeping tabs on this as it develops.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's not "whom" fella

Anonymous said...

Trade Bud for what? some more prospects for the minors? What about a team for the majors right now? This team is looking like the worse team ever assembled. How about some dang MLB Ball Players? I am not watching this team this year, true fan or not, its boring. Maybe they should trade Altuve since hes not going to get them 5 less wins from 115 to 110 lol stupid, and might as well get some more prospects that will probably not pan out. There playing 10 games worse than the orginal colts did before they changed name to astros. Beh...

Anonymous said...

Really its not the new owner fault hes has to fix a major screw up from what happen to the last gm, as you can see Drayton really messed up the team, he only cared about his time period as gm, and getting to the world series once, after the ludcrus contracts and signings to build around Carlos Lee, and Berkman. All in all the team was such in bad shape, but i guess alot of people are right about Lunhow not spend all this money to fix the team in signings but to draft for the future, which explains the low payroll, but if you dont use payroll dont you lose it? I guess once these guys come out hot from triple, they want to sign them to big nice size contracts to keep them. Only thing i can figure out.

Anonymous said...

There would be no point in hanging on to Bud Norris after flipping Lowrie. Norris isn't leading the astros to the WS might as well let him try to gain a little more value and then flip him to a team who overvalues him at the deadline

Anonymous said...

When will the pointless trades stop? We're trading away established guys who aren't making costing much for guys who may never reach the bigs. Where is the common sense?

Anonymous said...

Lowrie and Norris have established only an injury history and generally mediocre play.

Anonymous said...

Mediocre play at the major league level is a feat most minor league players will never attain. Your point?