Uhh…shouldn’t the Cards be looking for someone who brings the chase for Crystal Light Mocktails instead?
General manager John Mozeliak said, after his staff had done its due diligence, “We found nothing negative about him.”
Gary LaRocque, one of Mozeliak’s assistants, who signed Wigginton with the Mets, “was a huge advocate,” Mozeliak said. That Wigginton plays the game with a “get out of my way” approach is an influence seen as positive. Catchers beware. Second basemen, too. He’s comin’. Yadier Molina, recalling a collision with his new colleague in Pittsburgh a few years ago, groaned and grimaced. Wigginton smiled, even though Molina held the ball.
“If that’s why they were interested in me, that’s fine,” Wigginton said. “I’m glad they were interested in me. I was always interested in them. It seems like they always do things right here, and they’re always in it. They make good decisions, they have good people. They play the game right. I know George Kissell [the Cardinals’ late Minor League instructor] ... People talked about him like he was a genius.
“This will be real baseball here. I’ve always liked the way the Cardinals play, and now I’m one of them.”
Pass the champagne please.
Posted: February 19, 2013 at 06:11 AM | 32 comment(s)
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