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Braves are eyeing Bud Norris

Jul 26, 2013, 9:43 AM EDT

While I feel like the Braves might be OK without Tim Hudson it’s not my money I’m gambling with. It’s the Braves’ and they seem to feel like they need some starting pitching depth. To that end:


Norris is 6-9 with 90 strikeouts and 43 walks in 126 innings. He has posted a 3.93 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in 21 starts this season and, really, the Astros don’t have much use for him given where they are on the old success cycle.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jul 26, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    His ERA would drop if he was back in the NL.

    • mc1439 - Jul 26, 2013 at 10:17 AM

      Another suitor Jeff can perform Jedi mind tricks on.

  2. heyblueyoustink - Jul 26, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Is Chuck Norris not available?

    • historiophiliac - Jul 26, 2013 at 10:21 AM

      Do they need some OK goodness? BTW, his Walker home is up for sale, if you’re interested.

      • heyblueyoustink - Jul 26, 2013 at 10:43 AM

        Too far from the ocean. Bit of a beach bum.

  3. greymares - Jul 26, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    you think they would be ok for what ? winning the futility division, then what ? no they need a lot of help to get past they’re 1st rd. playoff opponent.

    • duvisited - Jul 26, 2013 at 2:36 PM

      They aren’t getting that help by adding a back-end of the rotation guy.

  4. kelshannon19 - Jul 26, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Jeff Luhnow is gonna want Alex Wood in return. How do braves fans feel about that?

  5. knowlegeforyou - Jul 26, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    I’ve watched Peavy, and he reminds me of Lowe. Norris is a solid 4th starter., we need a #1 #2 type guy. I don’t think one is out there. Norris just has never impressed me and I don’t wat to hear, his team sucks. The mariners have sucked for year and I still think Felix is the truth

  6. wpjohnson - Jul 26, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    The Braves have a bunch of 3 and 4 starters. they may well win their division by winning roughly half of their games since their 12-1 start. However, they can’t match up in starting pitchers with any other team likely to make the playoffs. Also, if they lasted long enough, which they won’t, they would set a new record for strikeouts by a team in the playoffs. The Braves hit all those homeruns off of 4 and 5 and not off of 1 and 2.

    • s0krat3s - Jul 26, 2013 at 3:01 PM

      Braves have the 2nd best ERA in all of baseball. Sorry if they don’t fit the mold of your fantasy baseball team. But real baseball comes down to two things: Runs scored and Runs Allowed. And the Braves pitching does not allow runs. (And are 4th in the NL in runs scored)

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