2017 Offseason News Thread

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Re: 2017 Offseason News Thread

Postby cardinalfan4life » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:30 am

Reyes COULD earn 29...but to me, that number will always remind me of Chris Carpenter.23 Freese...12 hasn't been so good for us, maybe Dejong can change that. and a Pitcher wearing 7????
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Re: 2017 Offseason News Thread

Postby mhardy_03 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:52 am

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2018/02/ ... orris.html

Cards pick up their nemesis. BudChuck Norris.

Decent numbers, good strikeout rate primarily as a reliever last year. Probably not for much. Depth guy but pretty meh move.
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Re: 2017 Offseason News Thread

Postby cardinalfan4life » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:24 am

But...whos he going to pitch good against now? he only wins and pitches well against one team....US. Last I heard about Norris hes a SP who makes frequent trips to DL
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Re: 2017 Offseason News Thread

Postby Tulcard » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:52 am

Now this move gets me excited.... :roll:

Guess we'll see who sticks on the wall. I do hope Tuivailala gets a fair chance as he is out of options.
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Re: 2017 Offseason News Thread

Postby R27 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:09 pm

One year deal for Bud Norris. Still haven't heard confirmation of minor or majors deal. If it's a Majors deal, they'll need to make a 40 man move.

Norris had a 2.23 ERA heading into the All Star Break last year, had knee problem that emerged in late May, but they really flared up in the second half which saw his numbers balloon in late July and August. Was decent in September, finished up strong in a couple spot starts.
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Re: 2017 Offseason News Thread

Postby Tulcard » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:17 pm

Major league contract as per mhardy's quote above from MLB.
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Re: 2017 Offseason News Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:04 pm

cardinalfan4life wrote: he only wins and pitches well against one team....US.


Certainly has seemed like that forever.

Anybody got his career W/L Splits by Opponent? Me thinks St Louis gotta be on or near top.
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Re: 2017 Offseason News Thread

Postby Tulcard » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:39 pm

Norris has a 3.44 ERA and 8-7 record vs. the Cardinals as a member of the Astros. See 2nd to last paragraph:

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball ... e29c6.html
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Re: 2017 Offseason News Thread

Postby R27 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:59 pm

1 year, $3M + incentives for Norris.
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Re: 2017 Offseason News Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:03 pm

R27 wrote:1 year, $3M + incentives for Norris.


My God ............... are they payin' the Busch Peanut Vendors $1M a year? Man .............
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Re: 2017 Offseason News Thread

Postby Tulcard » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:04 pm

R27 wrote:1 year, $3M + incentives for Norris.


Classic King Mo deal. Hopefully one (or more) of these guys will step up to be an effective closer.

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Re: 2017 Offseason News Thread

Postby Arredbird » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:30 pm

Per Goold's article, Norris will be available to fill a starter's role if one of the younger starters needs more seasoning in the minors.

Norris joins other RHPs vying for a bullpen job: Matt Bowman, John Brebbia, John Gant, Luke Gregorson, Dominic Leone, Josh Lucas, Mike Mayers, Alex Reyes, Sam Tuivailala, Rowan Wick, etc. That's at least 10 RHPs lining up for 4 or 5 RH slots in the pen.

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Re: 2017 Offseason News Thread

Postby Arredbird » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:38 pm

Oops. Forgot about other minor league signings of RHP for the pen: Nestor Molina, Preston Guilmet, and Edward Mujica. I guess they could be in Memphis, along with half of the list above. That makes the Memphis bullpen awfully tough to predict.

Did I leave out anyone else who might make the ML team?
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Re: 2017 Offseason News Thread

Postby Tulcard » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:46 pm

Good to see you Ar. Welcome!

We also have Jordan Hicks, Ryan Helsley, and Hudson in the mix. Please check out the YNOT thread. I'm sure you remember the contest from the past forums & would love to have you participate.
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Re: 2017 Offseason News Thread

Postby R27 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:07 am

RHP Rowan Wick is designated for assignment to complete the Norris signing, which was officially announced minutes ago.
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