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...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: Jim Johnson’s struggles costing team down the stretch

Johnson has been scratching his head a lot this season, after shining in 2012 (Photo: Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun) Oy vey. There could not be a worse time for Baltimore Orioles closer Jim Johnson to have his late-inning demons reappear than right now, in the midst of a tight playoff race, and one that the O’s are not currently leading. Rock solid at the back end of the bullpen...
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August 14, 2013  |  1 Comment

Baltimore Orioles deal for Bud Norris at the Trade Deadline

The Orioles hope Norris can add some stability to their starting staff (Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images North America) The Baltimore Orioles have acquired SP Bud Norris from the Houston Astros in exchange for OF L.J. Hoes, LHP Josh Hader, and a competitive balance draft pick. Norris was 6-9 with a 3.93 ERA in 21 starts for the Astros this season prior to the trade. For his career,...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Bud Norris drawing interest from Arizona

Astros’ ace Bud Norris was scratched from his start Tuesday amid trade rumors, and a late addition to such rumors are the Diamondbacks. The MLB.com beat writer for the Astros, Brian McTaggart, says a source has told him three teams are showing a lot of interest in the 28-year-old, the Diamondbacks, Orioles, and Pirates.
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Bud Norris scratched from start, Jeff Passan says he could be headed to Pittsburgh

Bud Norris has been scratched from his start by the Astros tonight, and Jeff Passan just relayed this on Twitter:   Sources: Bud Norris very likely to be dealt today, and Pittsburgh could be landing spot. Package built around Tyler Glasnow makes sense. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 30, 2013 It's not clear to me whether or not Passan has knowledge of a potential...
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves pursuing pitcher Bud Norris

Source: Bob Levey/Getty Images North America The Atlanta Braves are actively pursing Bud Norris. Norris, 28, is being scouted by a handful of teams in advance of the MLB Trade Deadline of July 31. Atlanta recently lost Tim Hudson to a broken ankle but should welcome back Brandon Beachy soon. Even with Beachy’s expected return the Braves are looking for some help for their starting...
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July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Astros’ Bud Norris could be on the move

(May 20, 2013 – Source: Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America) The Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline is less than three weeks away, and pitching is always a commodity in demand for contending teams down the stretch. One arm who could be in demand is Houston Astros righty Bud Norris. Norris is the highest paid player on Houston’s roster this season, making $3...
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July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros rumors: Pirates interested in Bud Norris?

The Astros have said that they're willing to continue to build its rotation around staff ace Bud Norris, but a team in Houston's position is expected to listen on any of its players. Norris has been solid so far this season, and Nick Cafardo expects general managers in need of rotation help to zero in on the right-hander. Of the potential suitors, Cafardo says the Pittsburgh...
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June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros rumors: Orioles, Cardinals eyeing Bud Norris?

Houston Astros right-hander Bud Norris figures to become one of the most sought-after pitchers prior to the start of the 2013 season or by the time the trade deadline rolls around, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe. When the Astros do elect to trade Norris, the St. Louis Cardinals and Baltimore Orioles are teams to watch, adds Cafardo. Norris will be 28 years...
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February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Red-hot Norris continues to shine for Astros

HOUSTON Bud Norris is averse to the big picture. His performance on Wednesday night, in conjunction with his two prior starts this month, made it easy to ponder what may come next. Without provocation Norris broached the subject of maturation and, given his talent and recent results, it was difficult to ignore the confluence of it all. Yet Norris didn't want to discuss his...
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May 17, 2012  |  Discuss

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