Found November 23, 2011 on We Should Be GM's:
Getting’ Wiggy With It?[Sorry ‘bout that sub-title. It’ll never happen again.]I like this move for the Phils. It give them short-term insurance for Howard at first and long-term they get a serviceable alternative to Polanco/LF a few times a week and then a more than serviceable RH bat off of the bench. Also, remember when the guy from Yahoo!!!!! tried to steal our “Howard?” From the "Closing Time" blog by Scott Pianowski in April 2010 – “Ty Wigginton(notes) gave us the Wiggy Hat Trick on Monday, a homer, an error and a strikeout.”If I was a Rockies fan, I think I would be a bit confused by Colorado giving away Wigginton AND $2 million dollars. Odds are, the Phils won’t give the Rox much in return… because they don’t have that much to give. The French reliever, maybe?A few articles on the interweb have speculated that the Rockies were searching for “salary relief.” Really? $2 milliion in salary + some cash or PTBN is relief.This is just another example of how the economics

Phils make a trade with the Rockies, getting Ty Wigginton for player to be named later or cash.

The Phils have announced that they had just concluded a trade with the Colorado Rockies, getting Ty Wigginton for either a player to be named later or cash. Wigginton, who has played first base, third base, left and right field in his career, will most likely be the team’s main right-handed bat off of the bench, to compliment Jim Thome, whom the Phils had recently resigned. Wigginton...

Ty Wigginton Traded To Philadelphia

As soon as Ryan Howard went down with a ruptured Achilles tendon to close out the National League Division Series, the Phillies were left with two clear options to replace him in the short-term. On one hand, they could pursue an above-average, starter-quality first baseman like Michael Cuddyer — a player who would require significant financial and time commitments. Or, the Phillies...

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...

Philadelphia Phillies Acquire Ty Wigginton From Colorado Rockies

The Philadelphia Phillies made a solid move to shore up their bench to and to give them protection in case first basemen Ryan Howard is not ready to start the season by picking up infielder Ty Wigginton from the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Wigginton is the American League equivalent to David Murphy in Texas. He is a guy that starts off...

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...

Phillies Acquire Ty Wigginton

The Philadelphia Phillies took another step toward finalizing their 2012 team on Sunday afternoon when they traded with the Colorado Rockies for right-handed utiltyman Ty Wigginton. Wigginton, 34, has played for six different teams over the course of his 10 year career, and has spent time at just about every position -- with a concentration at third base, first base, and left field...

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...

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...

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...

Wigginton Signing Provides Insurance

By no means is Ty Wigginton a major upgrade, let alone an effective signing. But the addition of Wigginton means the Phillies have more depth, a reliable veteran to platoon with fellow free-agent signing Jim Thome at first base, and a potentially dependable bench bat. In his career, Wigginton has patrolled every infield position and both [...]

Full Court Press: Arkansas TE Dies In Hospital, Phillies Acquire Wigginton, Rosie Jones Wins Special Award

Click on photo to read more about the death of Garrett Uekman Very sad story out of Little Rock this past weekend. Hopefully, there was no foul play involved. It was really a tough week for sports with the passing of some great young people. The Press Don’t get too excited about picking up Detroit Lions weekend stud Kevin Smith [BleacherReport] Maurice Jones-Drew just absolutely...
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