.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 commitment to play for the Cardinals. Consider me shocked.
We all know that a major TV boom is about to take place/has started to take place and that contracts likely would be on the rise, but even I am astonished at this deal.
Don't get me wrong: I once thought Ty Wigginton was a really nice piece to have on a roster, but in 2012 he clearly showed the decline that caused the Colorado Rockies to pay him $2 million to play elsewhere. I even wondered if Wigginton would find a major league job in 2013.
Congratulations, Ty. I can't wait to see what a useful part-time player in Scott Hairston gets.