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The Orioles acquire Jimmy Paredes from the Royals

Jul 24, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

Huh. I didn’t have Jummy Paredes in my big trade deadline preview. Shameful oversight. Anyway:

Paredes has spent most of the season in the minors, where he has where he put up a line of .305/.332/.457 in 280 plate appearances. In the bigs, however, he has managed a mere .233/.272/.308 in 406 plate appearances.

  1. Eutaw's Finest - Jul 24, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    Laugh if you want, but:

    1. Jemile Weeks is down and out and Paredes replaces him in Triple A as an INF, and
    2. Paredes’ line in the majors is still better than Schoop or Flaherty

    • beachnbaseball - Jul 24, 2014 at 1:42 PM

      That’s it! Print the playoff tix. Duquette is a genius!

      • Eutaw's Finest - Jul 24, 2014 at 1:45 PM

        Hey now, never said that. Just saying they needed to fill a void, and did so without sacrificing anything. It’s a minor upgrade made available if Schoop and Flaherty don’t step it up. No other 2B available via trade that are worth the prospects they would require to trade. It was a depth move at best, and not a bad one.

      • pbastille - Jul 24, 2014 at 3:55 PM

        You’re confused, beach. Ozzie’s the genius. Duquette’s only above average.

  2. southpaw2k - Jul 24, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    Umm….who?

  3. Loose Changeup - Jul 24, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    How is Paredes defense? Flaherty isn’t a good hitter and doesn’t look like he’ll become one, but flashes decent to good leather at multiple spots, so he’s useful in the utility role. Schoop has a plus glove and should have a shot at being the 2B of the future if he can get on base more. I would keep playing Schoop (I think he’s got potential to stick) and see if Paredes can fill Flaherty’s spot.

    NB: before anyone cites stats showing Flaherty has a better OPS or whatever, Flaherty is 27 with a couple years of MLB service time, and should be in his prime right now. Schoop is 22 and still eligible for rookie status.

    • davemmm - Jul 25, 2014 at 3:13 PM

      But doesn’t that mean you send Schoop down to get experience and work on his game while you bring in a guy like Paredes who has a line that is better? By sending Schoop down he will play everyday, out of the spotlight as well. You are only as strong as your weakest link.

      BTW, Flaherty at 27 is hardly definitive about what kind of player he will be two years from now. Would I bet that he becomes an all-star, no. But that doesn’t mean that he won’t get better and it doesn’t mean that he won’t be a productive player.

  4. whotheheckisthat - Jul 24, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    Seriously someone gets excited over a AAA player traded for cash? Baltimore fans it takes more than that to make a run at a pennant or WS title.

    • sophiethegreatdane - Jul 24, 2014 at 2:18 PM

      I don’t recall any Oriole fans saying that this trade helps them make a run a title.

      Nice try though.

  5. 18thstreet - Jul 24, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    If I were an Orioles fan, I’d be worried about what this means. I think — and I’m probably extrapolating too much here — that it means the Orioles are not aiming high enough in their trade talks.

    The biggest question for the Orioles is whether Duquette is going to have the money it takes to lock up the division title with a good trade. And while this does not answer that question (it obviously doesn’t preclude anything else from being done), it points in the wrong direction.

    • newlydead - Jul 24, 2014 at 3:51 PM

      orrrrrrrrr …… maybe Manny Machado’s back issue is worse then first reported/thought and they are worried about him having to spend time on the DL. If that happens they more Flaherty to third and they are out a back up infielder. Paredes could just be depth insurance, i don’t think anyone is looking at this as a trade made to put the O’s over the top.

      • 18thstreet - Jul 24, 2014 at 4:27 PM

        Jeez, that would be a thousand times worse!

  6. gmanl733 - Jul 24, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Why not try and get Alfonso Soriano out of retirment (or whatever he’s doing) to play 2nd. That was his position when he came up, can’t do any worse.

    • jerze2387 - Jul 24, 2014 at 3:22 PM

      If that worked, and he came back to life and helped the O’s hold off the yankees……

    • adcbeast - Jul 25, 2014 at 7:12 AM

      Soriano has sucked for 4 straight seasons

  7. jacobk621 - Jul 24, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    What’s Robby Alomar up to lately ?????

  8. adcbeast - Jul 25, 2014 at 7:11 AM

    IDIOTS … Paredes was NOT signed for the ML roster … so SHUT IT

  9. vapor54 - Jul 25, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    this O’s fan is yawning

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