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?