What was St. Louis Cardinals GM John Mozeliak thinking when he signed utility infielder Ty Wigginton to a 2-year, $5 million contact?
I don’t know. And I’m sure you don’t, either.
MLB GMs make mistakes. We know that. Free agent signings and trades often go awry. It’d take a crystal ball for a general manager to never guess wrong.
But Wigginton? – 35-year old Ty Wigginton? The guy that has played for six teams in seven seasons?
You could see this coming from a mile away. All you had to do was squint down at his stat-sheet to know that he wasn’t going to work out with the Cardinals.
And he hasn’t been working out. He’s done exactly what I thought he’d do.
Wigginton was signed by the Cardinals to do things that he hasn’t done well in years. He was brought into the organization by Mozeliak to hit lefties, pinch hit, and play good defense at both first and third base.
He’s accomplishing none of that.
His overall statistical line for 2013 is .200/.304/.225/.529, and his line against left-...