Age: 28 2013 Stats: 5-7, 3.35 ERA in 17 starts; 102 IP, 108H, 32BB, 71Ks. Career stats: 33-44, 4.26 ERA. 115 games in five MLB seasons Contract: $3M in 2013; Arbitration eligible through 2015 season. Skinny: Norris is exceptionally intriguing because he's younger than the other potential possibilities and can't be a free agent for two more full seasons. So he wouldn't be a rental, and that appeals to an Orioles team that is building while competing. The Orioles are definitely in the mix for Norris, but if the Houston Astros dump him, they'll want high-end prospects. Connolly's take: He's definitely someone they'd like to have, and he's not afraid to pitch to contact and let his defense work. But this could be a clear overpay since the Astros don't have to move him. Duquette, Mr. Undervalued Asset, isn't one that likes to overpay.
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