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Bud Norris Traded to the Orioles For Hoes

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The Pirates don't seem to be aggressively pursuing Bud Norris.
The Pirates don’t seem to be aggressively pursuing Bud Norris.

A few rumors on the Bud Norris front just came out. Jayson Stark says the Astros seem to be collecting final offers and that the price is still high.

Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle says that the Pirates are still linked, along with Baltimore and Arizona.

However, Jon Heyman says the Pirates don’t seem to be aggressively pursuing Norris.

Yesterday we heard rumors that Norris could be on the move, and that the Pirates could be a landing point. However, every rumor that has come out since the initial report makes it seem like the Pirates have little interest. They shouldn’t have much interest, since starting pitching isn’t a need and the Astros are asking a lot for Norris. I don’t think Norris would be one of the five best starters in the rotation right now. Even if they needed depth, they aren’t short on options, as we saw with Brandon Cumpton last night. There seems to be no reason to make a move for Norris.

UPDATE 12:43 PM: Rob Biertempfel says the Astros would consider lower level prospects for Norris.

The Pirates have a ton of lower level depth, and a lot of interesting guys. There would probably be some appeal for the Astros. But again, Norris isn’t an upgrade. There’s no need to add him.

UPDATE 2:24 PM: Ken Rosenthal says the Pirates, Orioles, and Diamondbacks have been in touch with the Astros, and talks have accelerated in the last hour.

Jayson Stark says there’s a 75% chance Norris could be dealt.

UPDATE 3:36 PM: Ken Rosenthal says Norris goes to the Orioles.

Some related music to celebrate Norris getting dealt elsewhere.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8T095mFdW8

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Tim Williams
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Tim is the owner, producer, editor, and lead writer of PiratesProspects.com. He has been running Pirates Prospects since 2009, becoming the first new media reporter and outlet covering the Pirates at the MLB level in 2011 and 2012. His work can also be found in Baseball America, where he has been a contributor since 2014 and the Pirates' correspondent since 2019.

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