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I have a feeling that we did, but it takes two to tango. Although, the same thing applies now. I don't know how much interest there is in Bud right now.

Someone will sign him next year with back of the rotation intentions. This season, though... no, he's ours til the end.

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Hindsight is a wonderful thing.

LOTS of folks were talking about trading Norris. I mostly understood what Dan was doing this offseason, but I think it is fair to say he dropped the ball on this one. Perhaps he was thinking Bud would put up another good year and be in line for a QO, so he needed to get back something more valuable than a pick? That's the only thing I can think of.

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Similar to De Aza, someone would trade us a lower level prospect for Bud and some money, then use him as a long reliever/spot starter.

Assuming Gausman is indeed healthy I would be OK with that turn of events.

Can we trade Young to the Yankees while we are at it, he'd be an upgrade for them defensively.

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LOTS of folks were talking about trading Norris. I mostly understood what Dan was doing this offseason, but I think it is fair to say he dropped the ball on this one. Perhaps he was thinking Bud would put up another good year and be in line for a QO, so he needed to get back something more valuable than a pick? That's the only thing I can think of.

Or he tried and his price was higher then almost free.

With the year he had in 2014 the O's should have been asking for more then salary relief.

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The O's already have a Dariel Alvarez type. Wait a month.

Not that trading Norris is a bad idea. Wright and Gausman may be better than Bud in the 2nd half.

I still think Bud would be quite useful in the bullpen and this may very well become his second half role.

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The O's already have a Dariel Alvarez type. Wait a month.

Not that trading Norris is a bad idea. Wright and Gausman may be better than Bud in the 2nd half.

Given the number of ABs it took Alvarez to figure out AAA pitching, I would hesitate to bring him up this year before September callups. Let him get his feet wet next April and May.

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