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    Minneapolis: Wigginton seeking deal in excess of 3 years, $17.5 million

    Per Rotoworld: According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Twins likely won't be in the running for Ty Wigginton because they believe his asking price is too high.

    Non-tendered last week by the Astros, Wigginton is reportedly seeking a bigger contract than the three-year, $17.5 million deal signed by Casey Blake. Minnesota backed away from the Blake bidding and the newspaper notes that the Twins "have had little to no dialogue with Wigginton's agent."

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    Re: Minneapolis: Wigginton seeking deal in excess of 3 years, $17.5 million

    I think there are better options for the Reds' bucks if that is what Wiggington is seeking.
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    Re: Minneapolis: Wigginton seeking deal in excess of 3 years, $17.5 million

    Time to rule out this option.

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    Re: Minneapolis: Wigginton seeking deal in excess of 3 years, $17.5 million

    I don't think six or seven million per season is out of the question for a player like Wiggington.

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    Re: Minneapolis: Wigginton seeking deal in excess of 3 years, $17.5 million

    Quote Originally Posted by pahster View Post
    I don't think six or seven million per season is out of the question for a player like Wiggington.
    Agreed, and I don't think it's entirely unreasonable. Don't think it's the best fit for the Reds, but the guy has a good point about being paid around what Blake got.
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    Re: Minneapolis: Wigginton seeking deal in excess of 3 years, $17.5 million

    Heck, the Reds gave A-Gon $6 million per year, so I can see them giving Wiggy a similar offer. I kinda hope they don't though.
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    Re: Minneapolis: Wigginton seeking deal in excess of 3 years, $17.5 million

    I don't think it is worth it for us, especially considering we'd have to move EE to LF to accommodate

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    Re: Minneapolis: Wigginton seeking deal in excess of 3 years, $17.5 million

    I think Wiggington has landed here -

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    Re: Minneapolis: Wigginton seeking deal in excess of 3 years, $17.5 million

    Wiggington may be a decent player with some positional versatility but he is not a difference maker(which is what the Reds need if they hope to contend in 2009).
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    Re: Minneapolis: Wigginton seeking deal in excess of 3 years, $17.5 million

    the Reds gave A-Gon $6 million per year
    Gonzalez got 3 years, 14 million

    3/17 is way too much for Wiggy, given what the team has in the pipeline for 3B/LF.
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    Re: Minneapolis: Wigginton seeking deal in excess of 3 years, $17.5 million

    What about 2 years for the same money?
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    Re: Minneapolis: Wigginton seeking deal in excess of 3 years, $17.5 million

    Serious question for those that like Wiggington and not Rivera (I'm neutral on both). Other than position aren't they pretty much the same offensively?

    Wiggington is 9 months older, so they are relatively the same age.

    Wiggington's career....270/.330/.460/.790
    Rivera's career...........284/.331/.468/.799

    Both take a walk at a similar rate. Both have nearly the same OB% and SLG%.

    Just curious, because, I've read a lot on this board about how horrible a Rivera signing would be and I have read more positive than anything on a Wiggington signing. Is it just because Wiggington can play 3B (moving EE to LF)?

    Because, unless Wiggington is way better defensively than EE, it doesn't look like much of a difference between Wiggington and EE out there or EE and Rivera as far as production on offense.

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    Re: Minneapolis: Wigginton seeking deal in excess of 3 years, $17.5 million

    for him to want what Blake got is entirely reasonable. he is a guy who can play 3B++ and averages ~23 home runs a year. he is a solid player.
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    Re: Minneapolis: Wigginton seeking deal in excess of 3 years, $17.5 million

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg View Post
    Serious question for those that like Wiggington and not Rivera (I'm neutral on both). Other than position aren't they pretty much the same offensively?

    Wiggington is 9 months older, so they are relatively the same age.

    Wiggington's career....270/.330/.460/.790
    Rivera's career...........284/.331/.468/.799

    Both take a walk at a similar rate. Both have nearly the same OB% and SLG%.

    Just curious, because, I've read a lot on this board about how horrible a Rivera signing would be and I have read more positive than anything on a Wiggington signing. Is it just because Wiggington can play 3B (moving EE to LF)?

    Because, unless Wiggington is way better defensively than EE, it doesn't look like much of a difference between Wiggington and EE out there or EE and Rivera as far as production on offense.

    I think it has to do with the numbers each of them have put up the last couple of seasons. Wigginton seems to have figured it out; Rivera's been down.

    I don't think either's really the solution, fwiw.

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    Re: Minneapolis: Wigginton seeking deal in excess of 3 years, $17.5 million

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg View Post
    Serious question for those that like Wiggington and not Rivera (I'm neutral on both). Other than position aren't they pretty much the same offensively?

    Wiggington is 9 months older, so they are relatively the same age.

    Wiggington's career....270/.330/.460/.790
    Rivera's career...........284/.331/.468/.799

    Both take a walk at a similar rate. Both have nearly the same OB% and SLG%.

    Just curious, because, I've read a lot on this board about how horrible a Rivera signing would be and I have read more positive than anything on a Wiggington signing. Is it just because Wiggington can play 3B (moving EE to LF)?

    Because, unless Wiggington is way better defensively than EE, it doesn't look like much of a difference between Wiggington and EE out there or EE and Rivera as far as production on offense.
    Wiggington can play 3B; Rivera can play LF. So Wiggington is better relative to his peers than is Rivera.


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