Found August 01, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
So, the trade deadline turned out to be kind of a bust. Anytime when the highlight of deadline day is all the puns that came from the Orioles trading L.J. Hoes is a pretty good sign that nothing exciting happened. Fortunately for those of us who love our trade porn, the August waiver period should be much more active as all the pretenders in the division and Wild Card races should finally begin to see the light while those in the thick of the race should grow more desperate to bolster their roster to improve their chances of securing a playoff spot. There is a very good chance that the August trade period could be much more exciting than the deadline was. Or at least let's hope that's the case because some of us around here root for teams with very large payrolls that flamed out in a big way and we need something to keep us distracted. Alex Rios, White Sox - Well, well, well. It seems that the White Sox might have overplayed their hand a bit with Rios at the trade deadli...

Houston Astros Traded for Hoes

This will probably be my only Astros post of the year, so enjoy it. The Orioles and Astros have worked out a deal that will send Houston starting pitcher Bud Norris to Baltimore in exchange for outfielder L.J. Hoes, left-hander Josh Hader and a Competitive Balance Draft pick right before the non-waiver Trade Deadline on Wednesday. New lineup for the Astros. LJ Hoes starting in RF...

Bud Norris Traded From Astros to Orioles for Outfielder L.J. Hoes, Left-Hander Josh Hader

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Orioles have acquired right-hander Bud Norris from the Houston Astros to help bolster a rotation that will be without injured Jason Hammel for what could be an extended period. The Orioles are sending outfielder L.J. Hoes and left-handed prospect Josh Hader to the Astros in a deal agreed to moments before Wednesday’s non-waiver trade deadline. Hammel...

Report: Orioles acquire SP Bud Norris from Astros

The Baltimore Orioles have acquired Bud Norris from the Houston Astros, just an hour before the MLB trade deadline. In the deal, Norris will be going to Baltimore, while minor league outfielder L.J. Hoes, prospect Josh Hader and a draft pick will be heading back to Houston, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. Norris, 28, is 6-9 with a 3.93 ERA this season, his fifth with the...

Baltimore Orioles Acquire Astros Bud Norris for L.J. Hoes

The Baltimore Orioles and Houston Astros have agreed to a trade that will send Bud Norris to Baltimore for L.J. Hoes , left-hander Josh Hader and a 2014 Competitive Balance pick. Norris, the 28-year-old slider specialist, has pitched to a 3.93 ERA (104 ERA+), 1.41 WHIP and 2.09 K/BB ratio this season and fills a huge need for Baltimore’s rotation. Hoes had more walks (58...

Trade deadline winners and losers

The non-waiver trade deadline passed at 4 p.m. ET with a handful of moves at the end a number of teams that held tight for no good reason and an epic trade of Bud for Hoes and a Hader. Thanks to that deal all of us were winners. In the spirit of objective analysis however we present as a complement 10 more winners and 10 losers in no particular order from the deals that were done...

Daily Rundown: MLB Trade Deadline Comes and Goes

The Major League Baseball trade deadline has come and gone and the Houston Astros were the biggest sellers on Wednesday. The Astros dealt starting pitcher Bud Norris to the Baltimore Orioles for outfielder L.J. Hoes and sent outfielder Justin Maxwell to the Kansas City Royals for pitcher Kyle Smith. The Arizona Diamondbacks dealt starting pitcher [...]

O's Acquire Pitcher Bud Norris - Press Release from the Orioles

Orioles acquire RHP Bud Norris from Houston Astros in exchange for of L.J. Hoes, Minor League LHP Josh Hader and 2014 competitive balance pick RHP JASON HAMMEL placed on 15-day disabled list, OF STEVE PEARCE reinstated from DL The Orioles today announced that they have acquired RHP BUD NORRIS and International Signing Bonus Slot #91 from the Houston Astros in exchange for...
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