Found November 21, 2011 on Rockies Review:
Ty Wigginton is gone. That is good news to anyone who watched the third baseman/first baseman/left fielder/right fielder struggle at every position that he was ridiculously put into.Even worse than his defense, Wigginton at the plate was even worse. It went beyond his .163 batting average with men in scoring position. That was just the bitter fruit that resulted from the tree of Wigginton. The problem went beyond not being "clutch," the problem had everything to do with Wigginton's inability to change his approach at the plate.The 34 year-old didn't play the game the right way. He came to the plate with the exact same approach every time he stepped to the plate. Instead of realizing that he was a utility-type of player, instead of being a role player, Wigginton thought he was the next Mark McGwire. Every time he stepped to the plate, he swung for the fences, whether there were runners on base, whether he had two strikes, whether the team was down by one run and the...

Phillies Trade for Ty Wigginton

Ty Wigginton provides the versatility and bench power of Michael Cuddyer for a fraction of the cost.The Phillies have acquired Ty Wigginton from the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named later or cash, according to the Rockies’ official Twitter account.In Wigginton, the Phils get much of what they wanted from Michael Cuddyer for a fraction of the cost. Wigginton, like Cuddyer...

Phillies Get Ty Wigginton in Deal with Rockies

The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired utility infielder Ty Wigginton for a player to be named later or cash from the Colorado Rockies. The 34 year old plays third base, second base, and first base. Wigginton hit .242 with 15 homeruns in 130 games for the Rockies in 2011. He is a career .265 hitter with 158 homeruns. Wigginton will give the Phillies some flexibility in the infield...

Trading for Wigginton is Like Shopping at Marshall’s

(Photo: AP)Stores like Marshall’s and TJ Maxx do great business by selling surplus designer merchandise at prices significantly lower than retail department stores. Often times, you can find merchandise that is literally identical to products found in Bloomingdales and Macy’s. I’m not sure if Ruben Amaro Jr. shops at Marshall’s or TJ Maxx, but the acquisition of Ty Wigginton...

The Colorado Rockies deal Ty Wiggington to the Phillies

The Rockies have dealt 34-year old righty swinging 1B/3B Ty Wigginton to the Phillies for either a player to be named later or cash. Wigginton played in 130 games for the Rockies last year and he was 97 of 401 (.242 avg, .731 OPS) with 52 runs scored, 15 homers, 47 RBIs and 8 stolen bases. The Rockies are going to miss Wigginton’s versatility, but it opens up money in the budget...

Colorado Rockies Trade Utility Player Ty Wigginton to the Philadelphia Phillies

According to the Colorado Rockies' official team Twitter account, they have traded utility man Ty Wigginton to the Phillies in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. Wigginton's acquisition by the Phillies means in all likelihood that the team has given up in their pursuit of free-agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer, who was most recently with the Minnesota Twins. ...

Impact: Phillies Acquire Wigginton

Brendan's take: In a move sure to go under the radar to most fantasy players, the Phillies acquired Ty Wigginton from the Rockies. He'll prove valuable in not only NL leagues but also in deeper mixed daily ones. His multi-position eligibility is a perfect fit for the Phillies, who have an aging Utley and Polanco at second and third respectively, an injured Ryan Howard, and...

Wigginton Provides More Phillies Depth

Needing to improve their bench, the Phillies agreed to send either a player-to-be-named-later or cash to the Colorado Rockies for Ty Wigginton. The addition of Wigginton will give added depth to the Phillies roster.

Updated 2011 Phillies Payroll and Roster Projections

The Papelbon deal takes up $11 million for the Phillies in 2012.Here is a revised look at the Phillies 2012 roster and payroll projections following the  Jonathan Papelbon and Brian Schneider signings, and the Ty Wigginton trade. The numbers of the arbitration players and young players are subject to change. They are merely educated guesses.(There has been no talk about bringing...

Ex-Orioles infielder Ty Wigginton gets traded to Phillies

The Colorado Rockies traded infielder Ty Wigginton to the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Insurance plan: Phillies acquire Ty Wigginton from Rockies

While other teams are overspending for defensive-minded middle infielders not likely to advance them up the standings, the Philadelphia Phillies have expertly acquired a decent piece of corner infield insurance at a very affordable rate. As first reported by Fox Sports' Jon Morosi on Sunday afternoon, the Phillies will receive Ty Wigginton from the Colorado Rockies in exchange...

Ty Wigginton Traded to Phillies; Jim Thome Avoids Imminent Broken Hip

Seriously, if Jim Thome was even considering playing first base for the Philadelphia Phillies until Ryan Howard got better, he had another thing coming. Like hip surgery. The Colorado Rockies have no use for Ty Wigginton anymore, so they traded him away to the Phillies for some cash or a player to be named later. Not a bad deal for Philly though either, considering all they...

Phillies boost bench, 3B, add Ty Wigginton

In a saavy move (did Gillick lock Ruben in the closet and make the call?), the Phillies acquired Ty Wigginton, and his giant head, from the Rockies for a player-to-be-named or cash. Wigginton will give the Phillies 70% of what Michael Cuddyer might have, but at a fraction of the cost ($4 million, with a $4 million option for next year) and risk. Though he’s not a great defensive...

Phillies Sign Wigginton & Victorino Gets His Own Day

Mahalo and Happy Shane Victorino Day!  Yes, Governor Neil Abercrombie declared that today is Shane Victorino Day in Hawaii.  And no, you cannot make this stuff up, folks. Shane tweeted about the event earlier today:  "Just founded out that Hawaii Governor Abercrombie declaring today as Shane Victorino Day in Hawaii! Whoa...honored! #TeamMana"  But what I really want...

Phillies acquire ex-Met Ty Wiggington from the Rockies

#bbpBox_138407919917076481 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_138407919917076481 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }#Phillies acquire Ty Wigginton from Rockies for player to be named or cash.about 3 hours ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite@jonmorosiJon Morosi Ty Wiggington, as you probably know, mainly plays third base, first base, and second base. But, he can also...
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