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More rumblings on the Chone Figgins trade front

Jan 28, 2011, 3:33 PM EDT

Chone Figgins

The Chone Figgins trade rumor which popped up late last night continues to churn this afternoon:

To that latter point, USS Mariner’s David Cameron notes that Kevin Kouzmanoff makes way more sense for the Blue Jays than he does for the Mariners.  If there is a three-way deal, it would make sense, David says, for the Jays to send a back-end starter type to Seattle in exchange for Kouzmanoff.

All of that — the A’s upgrading with Figgins, the Mariners unloading salary and the Jays picking up a third baseman — makes so much sense that it’s bound to crumble at any moment.


  1. clydeserra - Jan 28, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    The Mariners really need pitching.

    • baseballisboring - Jan 28, 2011 at 4:52 PM

      they need a lot of things. if i’m toronto i dunno if i’m really inclined to give up a starter for kouzmanoff.

      • spudchukar - Jan 28, 2011 at 5:00 PM

        They don’t need that much and they have six legitimate starters, and that is without McGowen returning. But I still hope they avoid Kouzmanoff, the “Crushin’ Russian”, can’t hit or run. While Bastista’s defense is suspect, I still contend they are a better team with at the hot corner.

      • baseballisboring - Jan 28, 2011 at 7:02 PM

        i was referring to seattle but yeah, that’s what i meant. you can’t have enough pitching i dunno if i’d wanna give up anything decent for kouzmanoff

  2. proudlycanadian - Jan 28, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    Figgins for a Jay’s pitcher could work but they do not want his contract. The Jays also have a history of trading with Oakland. On the other hand A. A. seemed to indicate yesterday that he was unlikely to make any more trades. Bautista is a more than adequate third baseman.

  3. welcometothemachine16 - Jan 28, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    I am fine with the Mariners trading Figgins he is past his prime and he doesn’t want to hit after Ichiro. I just hope the Jays don’t try to send Morrow back over.

  4. fuggles7 - Jan 29, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    I think Figgins would be a fine fit for the Jays. Bautista prefers to play right field and seems better suited there. Figgins would be the leadoff hitter they sorely lack. Maybe the Mariners would take Juan Rivera, one of the extra right-handed relievers (maybe Carlos Villanueva) and a back end starter (maybe Brad Mills). The Jays would be set at 3rd base then for a few years and could afford the contract and it would shore up the Mariners a bit as well.

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