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Report: Figgins, Mariners close to four-year deal

Dec 4, 2009, 2:47 PM EDT

The infield dominoes are suddenly falling fast and furious, with’s Ken Rosenthal reporting that Chone Figgins and the Mariners are on the verge of agreeing to a four-year, $36 million deal.
Figgins ranks as one of the most valuable free agents available this offseason and is coming off a tremendously strong year, hitting .298/.395/.393 with 101 walks, 42 steals, and 114 runs to go along with outstanding defense at third base.
For the Mariners to pluck him away from a division rival for just a four-year commitment at less than $10 million per season would qualify as an excellent deal given the money that’s already been handed out to lesser infielders Placido Polanco and Marco Scutaro, although Figgins would cost Seattle next year’s first-round pick.

  1. Mike Anderson - Dec 4, 2009 at 8:28 PM

    Well, there’s nothing new in Anaheim. Same old story. Scoscia thinks he’s smarter than everyone so there’s no need to keep any one star player. He never has the same lineup two days in a row.
    He came into an organization with a team already built by Bill Bavasi and was in the right place when the young and spoiled Angels
    didn’t want to play for Terry Kennedy. Hence, the Disney owned Angels decided to follow in the Dodgers trail and hired Scoscia.
    Scoscia worships Tommy the Pig Lasorda. The Angels have let several very good to star status players get away over the years; no need to name all of them. They never do anything during the winter meetings, never trade for any star players,and never keep the ones they already have. They won their only World Series opportunity on the backs of a Bill Bavasi built team. Don’t look for them to get back to the World Series until both Scoscia and
    owner Arty Moreno are gone.

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