IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN — to the non-waiver trade deadline.
Tweets continue to roll in from the national baseball writers on the inner workings of some last minute deals. ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Orioles are “not strong on Justin Morneau” saying “the money just doesn’t match for them.” Neither do his numbers against left handed pitching.
.239/.283/.336. No thanks.
Several reports indicate that the Orioles are still interested in Astros starter Bud Norris. Initially Houston’s asking price for Norris seemed to be sky-high as he’s a guy under team control through 2015. While Norris would add depth to the O’s starting five, he’s not a top of the rotation talent. His 6.38 ERA in four starts in July is also a bit troublesome.
The O’s already added a back-end-of-the-rotation guy in Scott Feldman. Unless they can acquire Norris on the cheap, I don’t see that move happening either.
Way to go O’s! I don’t care if they lose every game for the rest of the year. They are trying to be the best product on the field. Norris in and LJ out in a crowded outfield.
They gave up to much for a number 5 starter. Hoes isnt the key its Hader.
chris, you gotta be an Old Mill Patriot. Nader is a 19th round draft pick, 582 overall pick. Does that mean he won’t make it to the big leagues? Of course not, as a matter of fact with the Astros he may be there next year. But the Orioles hold onto “potential” far too long. Norris is not an “Ace” but a solid starter who misses bats which should serve him well n the AL East.
Chris- I wish Josh well but come on the kid has a long road to the majors and the O’s need arm’s now. At best the kid was a project and if he were right handed, he’d be flipping burgers or going to AACC. Note to self, teach off springs to throw left handed.
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