The Tri-City ValleyCats have made a move and brought in a reinforcement in the form of a 10 year MLB veteran. Bud Norris, who played for the ValleyCats as a member of the Houston Astros organization in 2006, has agreed to play for Pete Incaviglia. The ValleyCats were in desperate need of some bullpen help and it looks like Norris will immediately become the teams closer. Norris last played for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2018 and has played for 7 different Major League franchises. He came up as a starter but found his way to the bullpen later in his career and in that 2018 season with St. Louis, he had a 3.59 ERA and recorded 28 saves. Does Tim Kurkjian think Norris can make it back to majors? Make sure to listen above to find out as well as hear what other MLB player is coming to the Frontier League.

It is also nice to see Kevin Halburian having a successful final season of his high school baseball coaching career. Halby has been at Colonie since 2009 and when this season is over he’s stepping down as the head coach. 12 year’s is a long run, and his teams are always competitive in a tough Suburban Council. Halby is one of the good guys in the coaching fraternity who loves coaching baseball and being around his players. He’s withstood the test of time, and this year’s will not go quietly. Raiders have one of the best pitchers in the area in Tyler Sausville and lineup that can produce a lot of runs. No matter how or when it ends, it’s been a great run for Halby at Colonie.

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