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August 1, 2013

Transaction Analysis

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by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Jason Parks


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Acquired RHP Bud Norris for OF-L L.J. Hoes, LHP Josh Hader, and a compensation pick. [7/31]

On July 5, 2011, Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi reported that Bud Norris was “considered part of the Astros’ future.” Later that year, Ed Wade was fired, Jeff Luhnow was hired, and the Astros’ future changed. Since then, Norris—like every Astro, evidently even the pre-arb ones—has been considered expendable. Norris avoided a trade at the 2012 deadline—maybe because he wasn’t making much money yet, or maybe because his ERA at the end of July was over 5.00—but circumstances made it unlikely that he’d survive a second one.

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