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Transaction Analysis: O Brothers, Where Art Thou? by R.J. Anderson, Rian Watt, Dustin Palmateer and Christopher Crawford

Ray Searage gets his new project, Bud Norris finds a landing spot, and the Cubs acquire another former closer of the future.
Via Baseball Prospectus
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Bud Norris can earn $2.75M in starts bonuses in Braves' deal

ATLANTA (AP) Right-hander Bud Norris can earn $2.75 million in bonuses based on starts in addition to his $2.5 million salary with the Atlanta Braves. Norris can earn $250,000 for eight starts and $500,000 apiece for 12, 15, 20, 24 and 28. He also can earn $250,000 each for 40, 50 and 60 relief appearances The 30-year-old, whose deal was announced Wednesday, was 3-11 with a 6...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves sign pitcher Bud Norris

Next in line on a busy Wednesday is Bud Norris. A morning filled with signings and trades, the Atlanta Braves, according to their official Twitter account, made a one-year commitment to the free agent pitcher. Jon Heyman reported that Norris’ deal will be for $2.5 million. Norris is coming off of a 2015 campaign in […]
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves add veteran pitcher Bud Norris to young rotation

ATLANTA (AP) The Braves have added a veteran pitcher to their young rotation, agreeing to a one-year contract with right-hander Bud Norris. The 30-year-old split last season between Baltimore and San Diego, going 3-11 with a 6.72 ERA over 38 games, including 11 starts. In 2014, he had the best season of his career at 15-8 with 3.65 ERA for the Orioles. He started his career with...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves agree to one-year deal with veteran arm Bud Norris

The Atlanta Braves' annual "veteran presence" signing for the starting rotation returned on Wednesday afternoon when the team announced the acquisition of 30-year-old free agent Bud Norris. The veteran right-hander agreed to a one-year deal worth $2.5 million and, according to Braves general manager John Coppolella, he will be expected to add leadership to what was one of the youngest...
Via Fox Sports South
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bud Norris criticizes Latino players, apologizes immediately

San Diego Padres right-hander Bud Norris gave a very stupid response when asked about bench-clearing brawls and culture. A study done by USA Today found 87% of main antagonists from bench-clearing incidents since 2011 are from different ethnic backgrounds. When given this fact, Norris told Jorge L. Ortiz he wasn’t surprised. “I think it’s a culture shock,” Norris said...
Via The Outside Corner
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bud Norris apologizes for culture clash comments

    Bud Norris apologized for his comments about wanting foreign players to adapt to the American style of baseball when it comes to respecting the game. Norris’ comments were published Wednesday in a USA Today article suggesting that most fights in baseball are due to a culture clash between players of different ethnic backgrounds. Norris said foreign players who are coming...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Bud Norris wants foreign players to respect American culture of baseball

    San Diego Padres pitcher Bud Norris found himself in headlines Wednesday for making some opinionated comments about the culture of American baseball and how foreign players fit in. The comments were made to USA Today as part of an article by Jorge L. Ortiz, who posits that many of the fights/bench-clearing brawls in baseball are the result of a culture clash between white...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles Injury Update: Bud Norris likely to need rehab

Baltimore Orioles starter Bud Norris continues to be bothered by a groin strain, diagnosed by an MRI as reported by Sports Injury Alert’s Raymond Bureau.  The strain has kept him from pitching since his last start on June 21st.  He is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list on July 7th, but his return depends on how he progresses in his recovery.  #450629108 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles rumors: Grant Balfour edition

Grant Balfour would stabilize a shaky Baltimore Orioles bullpen (Photo: Associated Press) The Baltimore Orioles are one of three teams with a multi-year offer out to P Grant Balfour. Balfour, formerly with the Oakland Athletics, would fill the vacant closer role that opened up when Baltimore traded Jim Johnson to, ironically, Oakland, in exchange for Jemile Weeks. Part of the reason...
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

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