Trade deadline possibilities for the Orioles
A look at some of the players the Orioles could deal for before baseball's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
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Houston right-hander Bud Norris( Bob Levey, Getty Images / July 24, 2013 )
2013 stats: 6-9, 3.93 ERA in 21 starts; 126 IP, 135H, 43BB, 90Ks
Contract: Roughly $1 million remaining in 2013; arbitration-eligible through 2015 season
Why he fits: Norris is intriguing because he'll be under team control for two more years. The jury, however, is out on whether he is much better than anyone in the Orioles rotation. At this point, he'd probably push Jason Hammel out of the fifth spot. And there's no guarantee that he's much of an upgrade there. When the Orioles first took a shot at acquiring Norris earlier this year, the price was too high. Hard to believe it has come down much since.
Connolly's take: He'd help, but would he help enough to justify giving up the required prospects for him?