The Phillies have acquired utilityman Jimmy Paredes from the Blue Jays, Philadelphia announced. Toronto will receive cash considerations in return for Paredes, who had been designated for assignment recently by the Jays.
The 27-year-old Paredes is capable of playing second, third, and the corner outfield. Plus, he swings from both sides of the plate, making him a flexible addition for a Phillies club that’s struggled to score runs. Clearly, the Phillies are intrigued by Paredes, as the club reportedly placed a waiver claim on him after he was designated for assignment and waived by the Orioles. However, the Blue Jays had waiver priority over the Phils at that point. This time around, the Phillies circumvented the waiver process by simply acquiring him in a trade.
Paredes certainly could help in the offensive department if he can keep up or improve upon his recent results. Since the start of 2014, he owns a roughly league-average .277/.311/.424 batting line with 13 home run and eight steals over 466 plate appearances.
Of course, Paredes isn’t very highly regarded with the glove, and he’s generally been much more successful against right-handed pitching. That limits his function for Philadelphia, but it’s not hard to see how he could be deployed to add some punch to a lineup that has received sub-par production from second base (Cesar Hernandez) and the corner outfield (Peter Bourjos, Tyler Goeddel, David Lough).
jays tanking already ?
ya, there next trade might be carrera, that’ll really push their tanking efforts over the top
lol love that commennt jfisnastly. +1..
If by “tanking” you mean avoiding losing him to a waiver claim for absolutely nothing, then yes, they are.
I think you mean home run not hoome run XD
Same thing, just the Canadian version.
How much cash tends to change hands in these deals ?
Would it be enough to cover the Grilli deal
Sam in Boston
Didn’t figure it would be much but assumed more than that
HOOME RUNS are the best. Its when you hit a homer with 2 outs (O O)
Seems to me to be a deal that the former GM would have made. Acquire a mediocre player to replace other mediocre players.
At least this one can hit a little bit. Is Emmanual Burriss hitting over .100?
Actually he is, he’s batting like .120 somethin
Not everyone can be a star. Paredes isn’t particularly special, but he can hit a little bit and can play multiple positions (although, admittedly, he seems to butcher all of them). Doubt he moves the needle all that much, but he can sort of hit RHP
Hope Jimmy can get a shot at proving himself, though moving to the NL is going to make it harder since he can’t slip into the DH roll. His fielding skills aren’t great.
The Blue Jays must be realizing their season is slipping and then saw that Paredes really can’t field well.
Goins was needed as SS depth because of Tulo’s DL stint, otherwise I think they would’ve sent Goins down when Travis came back and kept Paredes awhile longer.
LOL because we DFA’ed paredes, someone people are so dumb it impresses me
What does this mean for Nick Williams?
Jorge Soler Powered
Paredes is positively destructive with the glove, and the National League doesn’t use a designated hitter, so it is inexplicable why they got him.
Lough and Goeddel are absolutely top-notch defenders, and I promise they will save more runs defensively than Paredes will provide on offense.
I honestly think they acquired him just to pinch hit late in games, I doubt that he’ll play the field much other than to give those guys you mentioned a day of rest.
Parades a huge upgrade over Burriss. Can he play 1st?. When Cody Ashe comes back we might see the end of ryan Howard
He can play DH – that’s about it.
Better than Burriss is all I will say