Mets Designate Stoner, Pridie For Assignment

The Mets designated pitcher Tobi Stoner and utility outfielder Jason Pridie for assignment, tweets Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.

Stoner and Pridie were 40-man-roster casualties following the Mets' recent signings of Chris Young, Scott Hairston and Willie Harris, writes Rubin. Harris, signed to a minor-league deal, is a stronger candidate than Stoner and Pridie to perhaps claim a roster spot from the out-of-favor Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo.

Stoner appeared in just five games for the Mets over the past two seasons, spending most of his time in the minors. Similarly, Pridie appeared in 11 games for the Twins in 2008-09 and spent all of 2010 in the Mets' farm system.


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58 Comments on "Mets Designate Stoner, Pridie For Assignment"


East Coast Bias
4 years 7 months ago

If you DFA someone, do they have to pass through the waiver system or are they automatically in your minor league system?

Reason I ask is because some mets fan on here was really high on Pridie…

Dave_Gershman
4 years 7 months ago

They basically get exposed, so every team (in order) has a chance to claim him. If he remains unclaimed, he goes to the affiliate of the teams (Michael) choice (sorry I had to put that. Go A’s).

Anyway, this is going to sound crazy, but come May/June, a case could be made for the Mets having the best off-season in this off-season…We’ll see…

CitizenSnips
4 years 7 months ago

Purely from all the low-risk/high reward signings?

Dave_Gershman
4 years 7 months ago

Not just…

These aren’t the sexiest deals, but they all have upside and good meaning.
Just for example, Hairston vs. LHP over last three seasons: .280/.330/.502

NewMets23
4 years 7 months ago

I’d have to agree with SPAN, not only are these signings low-risk with upside but they are getting the right guys. Aside from Paulino, they are all good clubhouse guys.

nats2012
4 years 7 months ago

I dont know how you can say that. I guess you have the Angels in 2nd for best offsesaon.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 7 months ago

Explain…Why couldn’t they proclaim best off-season come may/june if their
upside guys work?

nats2012
4 years 7 months ago

They had a small 5 million dollar budget to work with, Scott Hairston is going to be a utility player at best, and their pitchers if healthy might be able to log innings, but thats about it. If your an As fan, I would think the As moves are big moves, offense and bullpen help that was much needed to go with that great pitching staff.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 7 months ago

I’m a fan of every team bro, your wrong about the pitchers. Think about
Ronny Paulino as well…

nats2012
4 years 7 months ago

Hes a back up catcher to Thole. We added Werth and Laroche and thats like me getting excited about adding Cora, its a small deal. The Mets need alot more than those little moves.

4 years 7 months ago

The Nats overpaid Werth and took a strikeout machine in LaRoche. The Mets are finally going after fundamentals over big names

nats2012
4 years 7 months ago

Hes a back up catcher to Thole. We added Werth and Laroche and thats like me getting excited about adding Cora, its a small deal. The Mets need alot more than those little moves.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 7 months ago

Perhaps you dont like upside, whatever. I’m not going to argue this. All I
said was theres a possibility

4 years 7 months ago

You added Werth and LaRoche and lost Dunn and Willingham. Uh…

NewMets23
4 years 7 months ago

Werth’s contract is perhaps the second worst (only behind Oliver Perez) in the history of MLB. That contract will cripple the Nats franchise.

4 years 7 months ago

Coming from a Mets fan who dealt with Minaya for to long…Alderson is doing everything Minaya didn’t. Minaya put the big names on the field but always left holes. His big names remain and now Alderson is filling the holes. People forget that the Mets may be getting a full year of a healthy Beltran (contract year), a full year of Bay, and a full year of Reyes. I think, as young prospects not yet in their prime we have to assume Ike Davis, Jonathan Niese, and Mike Pelfrey have to improve. Add to that mix a healthy Chris Young, a hopefully improved bullpen, a year that somewhat repeats 2010 from Dickey and Pagan.

nats2012
4 years 7 months ago

Not to mention Boston getting Crawford and Gonzalez, Phillies getting Cliff Lee, Rangers getting Webb and Beltre.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 7 months ago

I said come June…those are on paper as well…

nats2012
4 years 7 months ago

Thats exactly what you guys are going through with bad contracts metsman. lol

Ilovethewilpons
4 years 7 months ago

the mets make alot more money than the nats do.
the mets have 2 bad contracts totalling 18 mil.
to keep it in perspective, the angels swallowed 20 mil just on GMJ contract alone.

the bad contracts has been a cry-broke excuse the media and the wilpons have been putting over their fans.

mets made in advertising revenue alone on SNY 40 mil bucks. add the 35 mil they get off mlb.com rev sharing. + the 20 mil they get off citigroup+ the 15 mil they get off merchandise rev sharing and they are at 100 mil in revenue before they even sell one ticket or 1 SNY subscription. in total SNY and the mets made over 180 mil in total profit ( after expenses ) in 2009.

u go ahead and believe ollie’s 12 mil and castillo’s 6 mil prevent them from doing anything.

meanwhile in 2011, the nats are paying jason marquis 7 mil, pudge 3 mil, wang 1 mil they make up about 20% of the nats payroll and u hear nothing about a bad contract.

metsman
4 years 7 months ago

I love incentive based salaries, however, I think they should be based more on the quality of numbers than the quantity of appearences but none the less, it’s still a better business model than these Werth/Crawford type deals; I really don’t like the direction that’s going in, sooner or later all franchises are going to end up hamstrung with overpaid has-beens.

Ilovethewilpons
4 years 7 months ago

with the influx of talent coming from latin america, i doubt very highly that werth/crawford will be the norm going forward. once the team the player is leaving can replace him with a low cost high production youngster..and the market shrinks b/c more teams have good youngsters. ur going to see fewer contracts like that.

Ilovethewilpons
4 years 7 months ago

Furthermore I along with u, love the incentive based salary based on quality not just quantity.

I think this would apply to Jose Reyes more than anyone. Vintage Jose is worth 15-18 mil per year. Anything better than that and ur talking 20-22 mil per year. I think his base should be at the low end of 15-18 but have incentives that enable him to reach 20-22 mil. thats fair for both parties in my opinion

4 years 7 months ago

I also think that the claiming team would have to put him on their 40 man correct?

4 years 7 months ago

Whoops, not only that it appears they would have to have him on the 25 man because he is out of options to start with. Only way that would not be the case I think is if he clears waivers and becomes a FA.

naivemelody
4 years 7 months ago

Stoner?…lol

CitizenSnips
4 years 7 months ago

I honestly came here praying not to see this comment. Yes we had a guy on the team named Stoner.

Karkat
4 years 7 months ago

No wonder they DFA’s him. Can’t have that kind of thing in the clubhouse =

naivemelody
4 years 7 months ago

you have to admit it’s kind of a ridicolous name…

Ilovethewilpons
4 years 7 months ago

all we needed was someone named Dave Bush to complete the Dickey to Bush connection.

4 years 7 months ago

is the Phillie’s pitching coach still rich doobie?

Gumby65
4 years 7 months ago

I thought he was in the Giants rotation already…

oefvet
4 years 7 months ago

I’ve seen Stoner pitch a couple of innings and I would like to see the Brewers pick him up on a minor contract.

naivemelody
4 years 7 months ago

Absolutely…we got rid of Jeffress so we need another “Stoner” to replace him.

oefvet
4 years 7 months ago

I didn’t even think of that. lol. Good call.

4 years 7 months ago

He could be useful if he could learn more command. Ive seen him both at the major league level and at AAA. He had a rough season last year but hes certainly capable of turning it around.

$1742854
4 years 7 months ago

Pridie, the great and exalted “X Factor” in the Garza-Delmon trade. Barf.

4 years 7 months ago

Theres some problems in the details of this post: a)Harris is signed to a minor league deal and hes not on the 40-man. (yet) b)Hairston has a major league contract

metsman
4 years 7 months ago

no the report was wrong, he ended up getting a major league contract around 1.5 mil including incentives, unfortunetly, which is the reason Pirdie is hitting the bricks.

4 years 7 months ago

I just said that. Hairston has a major league deal. Theyve since fixed this post, but they said he had a minor league deal. And this is well after they announced it was a major league deal.

Theyre concluding the signing of Harris makes Pridie unnecessary. But I dont think thats the reason they chose Pridie. They needed a spot for Hairston and so they had to choose between Pridie, Luis Hernandez, or Pat Misch. I dont believe it has anything to do with the presence of Willie Harris.

Unfortunately Minaya has Fernando Martinez on there wasting the space when he shouldnt even have been past AA, let alone on the 40-man roster and at the major league level.

nats2012
4 years 7 months ago

You mean like paying big money to Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo?

Ilovethewilpons
4 years 7 months ago

if u call 12 mil + 6 mil big money…what is jayson werth?

stickyone
4 years 7 months ago

wildly overpaid?

Ilovethewilpons
4 years 7 months ago

werth-less?

nats2012
4 years 7 months ago

Thats exactly what you guys are going through. lol

metsman
4 years 7 months ago

well I didn’t want to say but yeah. Although Perez was a “has-been” that never was.

4 years 7 months ago

Evidently the Mets weren’t as high on Stoner as I thought.

MetsFanXXIII
4 years 7 months ago

What made you think they were high (hehe, was that your intent?) on him to begin with?

4 years 7 months ago

Same joke we all ran with back when he was signed to his deal back in August-ish?

Don’t remember, but damn it was funny.

jhawk90
4 years 7 months ago

Stoner had some buds, but it looks like they’ll roll with someone else to open with.

Cody
4 years 7 months ago

The Mets will be around .500 come June/July. That rotation is mediocre at best without Santana.

Ilovethewilpons
4 years 7 months ago

the mets would be in a good position to be around .500 come June/July. If Santana can come back and give them a lift, they would be within striking distance of a playoff spot, the division is out of the question, but the wild card is possible. The difference between .500 and 92 wins and making the playoffs is not as big as one would think.

4 years 7 months ago

isn’t everyone around .500? i mean a great team is in the .600s. I’d be perfectly happy with the mets being around .500 when Johan comes back

Ilovethewilpons
4 years 7 months ago

well there is a difference between being 10 games under .500 come July
15th and being 3 games over .500 come July 15th. If the mets are
closer to being 3 games over when Santana comes back, I think they
will be in good shape for a wild card run. reading these blogs u would
think the mets are going to resemble the pirates this year.

mlbscout6
4 years 7 months ago

Tobi is a really great guy. I think he has a chance to contribute to a big league club if he gets the right opportunity.

Best of luck Tobi

Fangaffes
4 years 7 months ago

The Giants should pick up the Mets’ Stoner. Linecum worked out pretty well for them.

4 years 7 months ago

Good that they DFA’d Stoner. He was getting lit up a lot.

jhawk90
4 years 7 months ago

Then he’d hoard the post-game buffet.