I want to, but I can’t find any reason not to like the Bud Norris acquisition

A few minutes ago the Dodgers addressed the holes in their rotation by acquiring Bud Norris from the Braves. The whole deal is a five-team deal:

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today acquired right-handed pitcher Bud Norris, minor league outfielder Dian Toscano, a player to be named later and cash considerations from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for minor league pitchers Philip Pfeifer (LHP) and Caleb Dirks (RHP). To make room for Norris on the 40-man roster, Los Angeles designated left-hander Ian Thomas for assignment.

The price was right, and the need is great for someone to pitch on Friday. I can see some parallels to the Latos trade last year. They both pitched great just before the trade, they both had some major ups and downs. They both get a fangraphs article saying why they are pitching better now. They both have a history of being assholes.

Hopefully, that is where the parallels end and Bud Norris continues to pitch as well for the Dodgers as he’s been pitching for the Braves.


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