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Observation deck: Tough exit for Bud Norris at deadline

Observation deck: Tough exit for Bud Norris at deadline

Tough exit for Norris: It's hard not to feel sorry for Bud Norris, even though he hasn't exactly been a warm-and-fuzzy guy during this difficult season. He won 15 games last year and played a very key role in the Orioles' surge to the playoffs, which put him in an enviable position heading into the final year before he becomes eligible for free agency. If he had delivered even an average performance and pitched to a .500 record and a 4.50 ERA, he would have set himself up for a nice payday in this era of $50 million contracts for non-elite starting pitchers. Instead, he suffered through a lengthy illness early in the season and never regained his 2014 form, which left...

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