Mets Claim Jason Pridie

The Mets claimed Jason Pridie off waivers from the Twins, according to a team press release. The move opens up room on the 40-man roster for recent acquisition Orlando Hudson. Pridie, 26, has appeared in 11 major league games, all for the Twins.

Last year Pridie hit .265/.295/.382 in 546 plate appearances in his second full season at Triple A. The Twins obtained him in the 2007 trade that sent Matt Garza and Jason Bartlett to the Rays for Brendan Harris and Delmon Young. Minnesota added potential outfield depth today, signing Jacque Jones


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  1. John Gyna 5 years ago

    Obviously, even the minor league affiliates need help.

    • Guest 5 years ago

      Interesting. I thought the Mets needed a catcher, first baseman, a few starting pitchers…instead they needed a 3rd CF.

  2. CrisE 5 years ago

    (I dropped this in the other thread before this one opened up. Sorry for the echo.)

    So who is MN considering the backup CF in the organization? Even if they count on Punto or Tolbert at the major league level there has to be a plan for a long-term Span injury.

    • Deviation 5 years ago

      It appears they’re going with Jacque Jones. And considering that Pridie is younger and has spent more time in CF, I’d have gone the other way for a fourth outfielder.

      • CrisE 5 years ago

        Jones wasn’t up to the job when he was here 47 years ago, so I can’t imagine they’d count on him for it now. (At the time it was more a matter of Torii Hunter being better than Jacques Jones being bad, but in 2010 Jacques would be excluded on his own merit.)

    • TwinsTapir 5 years ago

      I imagine they’ll pick somebody else up before the end of spring training. Probably a half-dozen Pridie-esque guys will hit waivers between now and then, and the 40-man roster situation should ease up a little.

    • Guest 5 years ago

      No!!!! not a long term Spanny injury!!!!!!!!!

      Taveras should get signed by the Twins to back up the Denardster.

  3. metsfan08 5 years ago

    watch pagan is getting traded for a pitcher, they added this guy as CF option.

    • Guest 5 years ago

      did they? Maybe so Matthews and Pridie are the Platoon. Pagan for Brandon Morrow?

      • $1529282 5 years ago

        “Pagan for Brandon Morrow?”

        Was this a joke? That has to be a joke, right?

        • Guest 5 years ago

          just an example for a potential Brandon Morrow type starter. (Assuming Brandon Morrow is on). Maybe a Pagan for Daniel Hudson trade. Pagan for Jorge Cantu?

          • $1529282 5 years ago

            I can’t imagine how quickly Alex Anthopolous or Kenny Williams would hang up if they heard “Angel Pagan for Brandon Morrow/Dan Hudson”… I don’t even see how Cantu relates to either of those two in terms of value.

            That is an incredibly random collection of names to throw out there.

            Pagan’s a nice player, but he’s not going to fetch a top prospect in a trade when he’s already 28, entering his second year of arb, and just isn’t an impact player. There’s no logic to that thinking.

          • Suzysman 5 years ago

            “already 28, entering his second year of arb, and just isn’t an impact player”

            Dont forget that disease he has which results in extreme cases of explosive diarrhea – they have a history of landing him on the DL. Oh, and his being dumber then a doorknob.

          • Guest 5 years ago

            “Dont forget that disease he has which results in extreme cases of explosive diarrhea”

            “Oh, and his being dumber then a doorknob”.

            ?

          • Suzysman 5 years ago

            He suffers from like gastrointestinal colitis I believe (possibly Crohn’s). I know whatever he has causes fatigue, weight loss and of course the explosive diarrhea that has landed him on the DL when its acting up.

            As far as his being dumber then a roll of toilet paper, just search “angel pagan baseball IQ” in google or something.

          • Guest 5 years ago

            you are right. I just searched it and it said that he has low intelligence. interesting. Carl Crawford isn’t a Harvard scholar in his own right but the guy can play Baseball. As can Angel Pagan.

          • Suzysman 5 years ago

            Of course I’m right, otherwise I wouldnt have said it.

            But Crawford isnt on the same planet as Pagan. Between stupid base running errors and idiotic moves in the outfield, he gives back much of the rather average production he provides at the plate. He’s okay as a bench player, but not starter material and is pretty limited in his value – that is, in a haphazardly way.

          • Guest 5 years ago

            I’m guessing Suzy likes you for your confidence.

            I understand what you are saying. Makes sense.

            Yeah I remember the Guillen rumors. I’m not sure the Mets want a statue in the outfield though. We’ll see.

          • Suzysman 5 years ago

            They didnt make that trade, instead dishing out the cash for Bay. But it gives an idea of his trade value, which would clearly be no where near the Morrow/Hudson/Cantu level if it almost meant Guillen in return only about a month ago.

          • Guest 5 years ago

            yeah…I’m pretty sure that most Baseball fans will agree with me when I say, I’m happier to see J-Bay on the Mets than sl-ose Guillen.

            I’m pretty sure though that Pagan could bring back something possitive for the Mets.

          • vtadave 5 years ago

            Heh..I think I would rather squeeze my nuts as hard as I can rather than create an alias involving my wife’s name. :-) Of course suzysman is one of the more intelligent posters here, so it’s all good.

          • Suzysman 5 years ago

            “Suzy” isnt actually my wife; its an inside joke. But thank ya

          • Guest 5 years ago

            Actually Pagan is a good player. He did a really good job for the Mets last season. If I have a team that has a hole in the OF and full rotation (White Sox), I’d get Pagan.

          • Suzysman 5 years ago

            Oh, and as far as what the Met’s could get for Angel. Well, there are reports from earlier in the offseason stating they might have been talking to the Royals about a Pagan for Guillen and a cash swap. It was prior to the Bay, Pods and Ankiel signings though, so the Mets already filled the “LF with power” desire they had while KC no longer has a need for a CF capable outfielder.

  4. bobbybaseball 5 years ago

    If Pridie can’t break a .300 OBP in his second season in AAA, there may not be much hope for him offensively in the bigs.

  5. $1529282 5 years ago

    Dustin Martin should move up to the top of the list for backup center fielders. He was solid at AA in 2008, struggled at AAA in 2009, but absolutely torched the Winter Leagues this season. Other than that, there’s not much… surprising they let go of Pridie.

    Jacque Jones isn’t being signed as a legitimate center field option I’m sure, although to his credit, he’s got a nice career UZR there at 11.2 through almost 2,000 innings. Granted, he’s 35 and has been out of baseball for a year so that’s likely a moot point…

    • Guest 5 years ago

      that Delmon/Pridie/Harris trade for Garza/Bartlett/Morlan was really something. Not Bill Smith’s best piece of work.

      • TwinsVet 5 years ago

        An All-Star pitcher and short stop, both under team control and cheap.

        Disgusting, isn’t it? At least it handed the Rays a World Series appearance, that has to bring Smith some good karma, right?

    • happyhoopers 5 years ago

      I’ll pull for Revere to have a solid spring training and start the year in AAA.

      • Guest 5 years ago

        That would be awesome. I love Ben Revere I would love to see him in the Big leagues this year but the thing is, He is a potential starting OF. so the more grooming the better.

  6. Suzysman 5 years ago

    And they just keep adding those replacement-level or below players…

    I just dont understand how Omar thinks 5 stars and 30 scrubs will produce positive results.

  7. JohnLucarelli 5 years ago

    We need some star players to start in Brooklyn for this years renaming of the minor league stadium. “Come see Jason Pridie here, only at the new MCU Park!”

    please note: I had to scroll up because in the middle of typing this nugget of sarcasm, I forgot the dudes name. Star Players!

  8. Alldaybaseball 5 years ago

    Did Minya do something right?! This defiantly makes the GMJ trade look even more pointless than it could possibly be.

  9. nick1538 5 years ago

    2 thoughts…
    1. Could Nick Punto be a legitimate option in CF? He has good instincts and speed, but would those carry over from the IF to the OF. I think he would have more value as a .250 hitter if he posted a UZR somewhere between 5.0 and 8.0 in CF. Maybe even push Delmon for playing time…
    2. Would Endy Chavez sign for less than he made last year (just over $2mil) and take a backup position in MN? If he continued with his career .270 average and 10.7 UZR in CF (not the mention 24.8 and 19.8 in LF and RF), he would be another guy who would could push Delmon.

  10. mypoorbuccos 5 years ago

    Aren’t Revere and Hicks quality CFs in the pipeline behind Span?

  11. Suzysman 5 years ago

    I agree they cause extreme cases of pain and that aspect of it I sympathize with Pagan over. That said, it’s comical in a “yep, figures since we are the Cubs” way when a player lands on the DL for diarrhea. And yes, the last time it really flared up might have been when he was with the Cubs; I dont know all his DL stints while with the Mets.

  12. Guest 5 years ago

    when were we laughing at his disease?

  13. Suzysman 5 years ago

    It was never my intent be overly comical. Nor am I concerned with being politically correct in a forum such as this. However, I understand your point and apologize if you were offended.

  14. vtadave 5 years ago

    This begs the question that other than “explosive”, what other types of diarrhea are out there?

  15. Suzysman 5 years ago

    In the world today, I guess it is best to expect hyper-critical and argumentative responses to everything you say. Its becoming the mentality of the masses.

    Ironically, Explosive Diarrhea is how it is referred to in medical texts, and seems to be a 100% appropriate description of the issue. But one person wanted to be critical and argumentative so here we are…

    (Because I am thinking he might object)
    case in point, from CNN Health:
    “Cyclospora infection causes watery, and sometimes explosive, diarrhea.”

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