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What Was The Point Of Signing Ty Wigginton?

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...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Wigginton set for bench role in St. Louis

Pinch-hitting hasn't been the forte of new St. Louis Cardinals infielder Ty Wigginton, but the 35-year-old veteran realizes that could be much of his job in 2013. Wigginton, signed to a two-year, $5 million contract as a free agent, batted just .152 in 33 at-bats as a pinch hitter in 2012. He has had only 48 pinch at-bats over the last three years. Most of his damage -- he...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Wigginton, Cardinals agree to $5M, 2-year contract

Free agent infielder Ty Wigginton and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a $5 million, two-year contract. General manager John Mozeliak announced the agreement Friday and said Wigginton gives the Cardinals a right-handed bat ''with punch.'' The 35-year-old Wigginton, who will make $2.5 million annually, has hit 15 or more homers six times during 11 big league...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Source: Cardinals pick up Wigginton

The St. Louis Cardinals, adding a right-handed hitter to their bench, reached agreement Friday with free-agent infielder Ty Wigginton on a two-year contract in the $5 million range, according to a major-league source. Wigginton, 35, spent last season with the Philadelphia Phillies, batting .235 with a .688 OPS, 11 home runs and 43 RBIs in 125 games. He played mostly first base and...
Via Fox Sports
December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Inflated, Odd Offseason Continues: Ty Wigginton Signs With Cardinals For Two Years

.235 batting average, .314 on base percentage, poor defense at every possible position, and 35 years old. What's that worth? Apparently, that will net you a two-year, $5 million contract from the St. Louis Cardinals to be a back-up infielder. Yes, folks, Ty Wigginton has managed to find a multi-year...
Via Philliedelphia
December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies Ty Wigginton loses bat, bat flies into the stands

There are few things more amusing at a Major League Baseball game then a player losing his bat and having it fly into the stands.Last week, Philadelphia Phillies Ty Wigginton didn't hold onto his bat during a game against the Atlanta Braves and some lucky fan got to keep it.Watch as Ty loses his handle on the bat in the fourth inning against Braves pitcher Mike Minor: Your browser...
Via Laugh At Sports
September 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Amaro’s choices

Domonic Brown is most likely in the opening-day lineup for the Philadelphia Phillies.  However, at what outfield slot will he be positioned? TAL’S HANDY CAPS WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: I will publish after every game that is not washed out.  I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings and defeats. If you were directed here by a feed...
August 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Creaky basement stairs

Joe Blanton will stand atop the hill to help the Philadelphia Phillies leapfrog 2 clubs before the day ends. Can a 7th consecutive victory coupled with losses by Miami and New York happen tonight? Can Kentucky Joe continue his dominate campaign? TAL'S HANDY CAPS CAP-SIZE HINDSIGHT Penthouse Occupancy for the 6-4 triumph:  7 The Crystal Champagne Toast is a salute to Chooch...
May 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies trade Ty Wigginton, excitement still flatlining

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...
Via Rockies Review
November 21, 2011  |  Discuss

Phillies acquire Wigginton in trade with Rockies

The Phillies have acquired utilityman Ty Wigginton and cash from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for a player to be named later or cash. Wigginton batted .242 with 15 homers and 47 RBIs in 130 games last season. He played third base, first base, left field and right field. The deal was announced Sunday night. The 34-year-old Wigginton has hit .265 with 158 homers and 548 RBIs...
Via Fox Sports
November 20, 2011  |  Discuss
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