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Report: Mariners, Figgins agree to $36 million deal

Dec 4, 2009, 10:30 PM EDT

The Associated Press has learned that the Mariners and Chone Figgins have come to terms on a four-year, $36 million contract with a vesting option for 2014.
The option is also for $9 million, making the deal potentially worth $45 million.’s Jon Heyman reported that the Mariners began the day at $27 million for three years or $32 million for four. The Angels were believed to be offering $24 million for three years. Offers from the Mets and Cubs apparently never materialized, so Figgins settled for just $3 million more per season than Placido Polanco received from the Phillies.
The deal is set to be announced at the start of the winter meetings on Monday.

  1. AJ Gallo - Dec 5, 2009 at 7:11 AM

    No ifs, ands or buts about it, losing him hurts the Angels. He may be 31, but he’s still got a lot of life left in him. Sure, he strikes out a little too much, but a .300 BA, an OBP of .400, 40 stolen bases and 100 walks near the top of that lineup is not going to be easy to replace.

  2. MYSoo - Dec 5, 2009 at 10:49 AM

    He might be twice as expensive as Polanco but its hard for a Phillies fan to think that Amaro made the right decision–especially with Myers, Lidge, and Eaton on the books for $12M, $11.5M and $8.5M respectively in 2009, it’s hard to believe this guy would be less valuable than that.

  3. Ripple - Dec 5, 2009 at 10:52 AM

    If Chone was 3 or more years younger this might make sense, but at 31 years of age the Mariners overpaid.

  4. Jeff - Dec 8, 2009 at 9:16 PM

    Does this mean Adrian Beltre is gone?

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