Author Topic: Re: Nationals trade for ... Derek Norris  (Read 2224 times)

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Re: Re: Nationals trade for ... Derek Norris
« Topic Start: March 12, 2017, 12:41:33 AM »
Serious question:     Is this a surprise?

Not really... but I was one of those who thought we'd end up keeping him. Logic of that? With Severino almost ready, and with Lobaton out of options yet more attractive as trade bait (relatively young, switch-hitter, content with the role and good clubhouse guy, easy on the payroll budget), I figured we'd end up dealing him to some team in emergency need of a catcher... and just thought Rizzo was very much content with Norris as the back-up, based on the conviction with which it was maintained that he was considered a prime prospect for a big bounce-back year.