Minor Moves: Pridie, Budde, Moore

Today's minor moves…

  • Jason Pridie has signed a minor league deal with the Athletics, according to a tweet from Sosnick Cobbe Sports. The 28-year-old earned his first extended look in the bigs in 2011, hitting .231/.309/.370 in 236 plate appearances with the Mets.
  • The Diamondbacks signed Ryan Budde to a minor league deal, according to the same tweet. Budde, 32, earned 35 Major League plate appearances over the span of four seasons with the Angels from 2007 to 2010. He spent 2011 at the Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas.
  • The Astros announced they've signed infielder Scott Moore to a minor league deal.  The 27-year-old hit .295/.380/.444 with nine home runs in 425 Triple-A plate appearances this year, playing mostly first base, second base, and third base for the Iowa Cubs.  The Astros have also signed Brad Snyder, Nick Stavinoha, Travis Buck, Brandon Barnes, Alberto Arias, Jose Valdez, and Xavier Cedeno to minor league deals this offseason.  They've added Brian Bixler and Craig Tatum through waiver claims.


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20 Comments on "Minor Moves: Pridie, Budde, Moore"


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Guest
3 years 7 months ago

Scott Moore (whom I’ve never heard of) is probably top 3 on the Astros.

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Rabbitov
3 years 7 months ago

Was with the Orioles farm system for quite some time.  Pretty decent AAAA guy. 

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Bleed_Orange
3 years 7 months ago

He was a top cubs prospect for quite a while as well if I remember correctly

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brandad29
3 years 7 months ago

Maybe he can turn into the Cubs Ben Zobrist.  Wishful thinking!

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3 years 7 months ago

Scott Moore (whom I’ve never heard of) is probably top 3 on the Astros.

Scott Moore is dreadful, he played for the Orioles for two seasons. He didn’t have the footwork to play second base, yet Andy MacPhail let him play there instead of Andino. I don’t think he has the arm to play third base and the fact he really can’t field. He makes up for all that by not hitting. Now, while this is a solid pick up for Ed Wade =P, Moore’s play would hardly be indicative of a top three player even on the Astros.

Oh another thing, it looks like Ed Wade is starting to like Ex Orioles the way that MacPhail liked Ex Cubs. Makes me wonder has anyone ever seen MacPhail and Wade in the same room? Hmmmm…

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Bleed_Orange
3 years 7 months ago

Tomorrow’s headline: Astros sing Felix Pie

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3 years 7 months ago

I’ve never heard of that song

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

Must be a slow news day when someone points out a typo and gets 4 likes!

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Dan Mazzaro
3 years 7 months ago

…even slower news day when someone comments on it (wait for the irony..)

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3 years 7 months ago

That actually might be a good signing for the Astros

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tmengd
3 years 7 months ago

Wow first signing of someone with a decent batting and on base.I’m actually kind of shocked.

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sourbob
3 years 7 months ago

There aren’t a lot of teams where Scott Moore deserves a shot at a regular role, but the Astros are one of them. Quality guy, not great at anything, but decent at several things. He could probably hold third down until something better comes along.

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stroh
3 years 7 months ago

The Astros have Jimmy Paredes at third (high ceiling talent obtained in Lance Berkman trade with Yankees, hit .280 after being called up from AA last year), and Chris Johnson (hit .250 last year and .300 the year before) as his backup.   I doubt Scott Moore will win a job on the major league roster, but if he does it will be as a backup.

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3 years 7 months ago

Two questions

1. Who?
2. Who cares? 

Guest
3 years 7 months ago

That is what your Mom says on all your birthdays.