Tuesday, February 3, 2009

We might as well call Baltimore "Minute Maid East."

It's being reported that Ty Wigginton - the Sand Crab - has agreed to a 2-year, $6 million deal with the Orioles.

Wigginton made $4.35 million last year, and would have received a healthy bump had the Astros offered him arbitration. The Astros are paying Boone and Blum $1.85 million combined to play third base in 2009.

If the contract is split evenly over both years, Wigginton will make 68.9% of what he made in 2008 and because of the arbitration rules, the Astros would not have been allowed to offer him less than 80% of his 2008 salary (or $3.48 million).

Can you name the seven former Astros on the Orioles roster?


Jason C. said...

Luke Scott
Matt Albers
Troy Patton

all I got right now.

Btw, a buddy and myself always called Ty Wigginton "FatTy Wigginton," only in affection.

The Constable. said...

Dennis Sarfate
Gregg Zaun
Aubrey Huff
Ty Wigginton

Ty said...

Aren't Aubrey Huff and Ty Wiggington the same player?

The Constable. said...

That's interesting. You never see them photographed together...