Originally posted on NBC Philadelphia  |  Last updated 11/22/11
This past weekend, the Philadelphia Phillies took one more step to finalizing their roster for the 2012 season when they traded for Ty Wigginton, a right-handed hitting utilityman who can play around the diamond, as a sort of power-hitting Michael Martinez. While that move strengthens the bench and gives the Phillies some additional right-handed pop (and sadly moves the underrated Pete Orr down a rung on the depth chart), it doesn't make them nearly as a complete a team as they need to be. Wigginton's defense, while versatile, is below average, and he doesn't bring the kind of bat to the club that will really make a difference. Even though this move was relatively low risk and will likely return dividends, it's not going to matter too much when October rolls around. For that reason, Ruben Amaro and the Phillies need to look elsewhere in order to really make an impact on the team in 2012. With Ryan Howard likely out for the first few months as he recovers from ankle surgery, the hea...
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