With starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong out for 8-10 weeks, former two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum still struggling and Matt Cain having a sub-par season by his standards (even though he’s turned it around as of late), the San Francisco Giants, odd as it might be to say are in the market for starting pitching.
The Giants, who’ve won two of the three past World Series’ mostly due to their pitching have struggled with their arms through the first half of 2013 and hope to find some assistance in the trade market.
Enter Houston Astros, uh, ‘ace’ (I guess) Bud Norris who told Fox Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi it would be a “dream come true” to pitch for the Giants:
“It gives you goose bumps when you think about it,” Norris said when I mentioned that the Giants could be in the market for a starter. “Obviously growing up there, being a big Giants fan — and I rooted for the A’s, too, in the area, but I was more of a Giants fan. That’s a possibility. It’s all trade rumors, as they say.
“But if it were to happen, it would be a dream come true for me to play for my childhood team. I’ve (seen) some guys play here for their childhood teams: [former Astros catcher] Chris Snyder, a couple other guys. Whatever happens, I’ll be excited wherever I go to help that team or — if I stay here — to keep helping the Astros. But San Francisco is a lovely place, and I still call it home.”