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.


20 Responses to Minor Moves: Pridie, Budde, Moore Leave a Reply

  1. Guest 4 years ago

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

    • Rabbitov 4 years ago

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

      • Bleed_Orange 4 years ago

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

        • brandad29 4 years ago

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

  2. 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…

  3. tmengd 4 years ago

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

  4. sourbob 4 years 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.

    • stroh 4 years 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.

  5. Two questions

    1. Who?
    2. Who cares? 

  6. Lastings 4 years ago

    First Travis Buck, then Brad Snyder, and now Scott Moore. What first-round flop is next on the Astros’ radar?

    • Guest 4 years ago

      I think Travis Buck has gotten called up and sent down like 4,000 times in his career.

  7. Paul_Zuvella 4 years ago

    It is a pretty amazing group of re-treads and never has beens, BUT, Stavinoha has shown some flashes of being a quality player and could make the major league roster. I’d be interested in hearing from someone who has watched him play as to what his defensive ability is, because he’s hit consistently in AAA.

  8. stroh 4 years ago

    Wade has already said these guys are primarily to fill out the roster at AAA, and will be given a shot in spring to make the club as backups.  90% of the Astros rookie players last year came up straight from AA, and most of their minor league talent is in A and AA ball.   So, someone has to play in AAA, and this one way to do it.   FYI, they are not re-signing a lot of the AAA fodder they had last year, and collectively this group of has-beens or never-has is better than the ones they had in AAA last year.   So, that’s about it.  If anyone of this group makes it on the big league roster, it will still be a longshot.

  9. brian310 4 years ago

    Don’t forget about Joe Thurston…

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