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Pirates Unlikely to Trade For Bud Norris

Pirates Unlikely to Trade For Bud Norris

Jeff Passan has a few updates on Bud Norris, who was recently scratched from his start tonight with the Houston Astros, indicating he's close to being traded.

https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/362250934815952896

https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/362251345702567936

I'm going to go throw up, then I'll be back to give some thoughts.

UPDATE 12:50 PM: So hopefully this is Passan just speculating. He did say Pittsburgh "could" be a landing spot. His comments on Glasnow are more speculation. But it seems like he's basing all of this on some sort of knowledge, otherwise why just come out and mention the Pirates and Glasnow?

I don't think the Pirates need starting pitching. I don't think Norris is a starting pitcher who should require a top prospect. If the Pirates were setting their playoff rotation today, Norris wouldn't be in my top 3, and might not even be in the top 4. The only appeal here is that Norris has years of control, but he's also a mid-to-back of the rotati...

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