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 Post subject: Bucs Interested in Wiggy
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:40 pm 
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So says the Minnesota press...

http://blogs2.startribune.com/blogs/nea ... kes-sense/

They speculate he will get $6-7 mil a year wherever he ends up signing. Not sure I understand the rationale of sinking that kind of money into him, unless a Laroche trade is on the horizon.


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 Post subject: Re: Bucs Interested in Wiggy
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:43 pm 
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While his first stay as a Bucco didn't pan out well, I would rather see him man the hot corner than Andy LaRoche or Neil Walker next year. If it were a one year deal, I wouldn't mind, but I think he will get something better than that elsewhere. I doubt this happens.


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 Post subject: Re: Bucs Interested in Wiggy
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Even at a 1 year deal, it doesn't make sense. Granted, it may be painful to watch whatever takes place at 3rd base this year, but it behooves us to find out if Andy Laroche is going to ever be able to cut it...whether it means he becomes our 3bman of the future and shifts Pedro across the diamond, becomes trade bait, or becomes the next Jose Bautista, 2009 is the time to find out.

The only way Wiggy makes sense is as a utility guy, a role he doesn't want and frankly costs too much to fill. Of course, if we trade Freddy, I guess Wiggy has played 2nd <shudder>....


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 Post subject: Re: Bucs Interested in Wiggy
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BBF wrote:
Even at a 1 year deal, it doesn't make sense. Granted, it may be painful to watch whatever takes place at 3rd base this year, but it behooves us to find out if Andy Laroche is going to ever be able to cut it...whether it means he becomes our 3bman of the future and shifts Pedro across the diamond, becomes trade bait, or becomes the next Jose Bautista, 2009 is the time to find out.



Exactly right.


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 Post subject: Re: Bucs Interested in Wiggy
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not sure I see a role on the team for Wigginton at his price with LaRoche and Vazquez at 3rd or LaRoche and Pearce at 1st.


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 Post subject: Re: Bucs Interested in Wiggy
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NH has been far too smooth for this to happen. Even if we trade a corner guy, how can he fit the situation we find ourselves in? It would be poorly spent money in my opinion.

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 Post subject: Re: Bucs Interested in Wiggy
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A blog from Minnesota? When I see it on the PBC, I will pay attention.

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 Post subject: Re: Bucs Interested in Wiggy
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Here it is . . . http://www.postgazette.com/pg/08350/935200-63.stm

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 Post subject: Re: Bucs Interested in Wiggy
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Honestly, I never wanted him to leave in the first place. It just doesnt make any sense now with us needing to see if Andy has anything to offer. Wont happen.


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 Post subject: Re: Bucs Interested in Wiggy
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bucco boy wrote:
A blog from Minnesota? When I see it on the PBC, I will pay attention.


With all due respect to DK, LENIII is one of the best beat writers in the country, and I give as much weight to news on his blog as much as I do everything on the PBC. And certainly much more than most of the national reporters. I think he broke it first because the Twins have been after Wiggy for some time now, so what happens to him is big news up there.


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 Post subject: Re: Bucs Interested in Wiggy
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I dont want to see Wigginton here...He wasnt that good when he was here, and his numbers after he left are mostly due to the stadiums he played in...

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 Post subject: Re: Bucs Interested in Wiggy
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nad69dan wrote:
I dont want to see Wigginton here...He wasnt that good when he was here, and his numbers after he left are mostly due to the stadiums he played in...


I know about Minute Maid, where his splits were outrageously better than his road splits. But is Tampa considered a hitters park, too? I really dont know.


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 Post subject: Re: Bucs Interested in Wiggy
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Kingston wrote:
I know about Minute Maid, where his splits were outrageously better than his road splits. But is Tampa considered a hitters park, too? I really dont know.


Tropicana is a pitcher-friendly park, based on the stats:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/stats/parkfactor

Last year, the park was less friendly to hitters than AT&T Park (San Francisco) and the Nationals' new park.


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 Post subject: Re: Bucs Interested in Wiggy
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Bottom line is that there are teams that can use him as a starting 3bman and pay him accordingly...so I can't see him coming here anyways.


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 Post subject: Re: Bucs Interested in Wiggy
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NO PIGGY WIGGY...ever again. I was happy when we dumped this bum. To bring him back at a higher cost would be an outrage. His defense is GARBAGE. That being said, I don't think we would be dumb enough to make a move like this (prove me right neal).


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