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Chone Figgins preparing a comeback attempt

Jan 12, 2014, 1:01 PM EDT

ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick has the report

Figgins batted just .181/.262/.271 in 2012 — his final year with the Mariners — and was cut by the Marlins last March after signing a non-guaranteed minor league contract over the winter. The 35-year-old utilityman hasn’t been an effective player since leaving the Angels in 2009. He has over $50 million in career earnings.

  1. Kevin S. - Jan 12, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    Really hoping Tommy Tanzer has lost Brian Cashman’s number.

  2. historiophiliac - Jan 12, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    You gotta be figgins kidding me.

    • unclemosesgreen - Jan 12, 2014 at 6:51 PM

      I can’t figgins this one out at all.

  3. mianfr - Jan 12, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Normally I can understand a person sticking on too long for an extra $500K in sports because that’s still a lot of money in the real world regardless of other earnings, but…

    Give it a rest, Chone.

    • flatsorter - Jan 13, 2014 at 3:31 AM

      Believe it or not, sometimes the 500,000 is not the reason. They just want to play.

      • mianfr - Jan 13, 2014 at 4:00 AM

        Right, I forget that sometimes.

  4. spudchukar - Jan 12, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    This just in; Jesus is attempting another resurrection. He has been working out in Florida, and will audition soon, but is holding out for a Major League deal, insisting he is looking for a team that “believes” in him.

    • f.verd - Jan 12, 2014 at 1:48 PM

      Yes, but is He (or Figgins) in the Best Shape of His (his) life?

      • spudchukar - Jan 12, 2014 at 1:57 PM

        He may not have as quick feet, and his hands may not be quite the same, but he seems fully recovered from the gash in his side. Age is always an issue, but he seems to be a young 2014.

        When asked about his health by a local reporter he indicated he thought he could still handle the job, and
        that it was up to management to decide if he could still contribute, and that “That really isn’t really my Cross to Bear”.

        He also opined that he still enjoyed plenty of followers and could be a valuable draw.

    • braxtonrob - Jan 13, 2014 at 12:34 AM

      You all are just beggin’ for lightning strikes today, aren’t ya.

      • spudchukar - Jan 13, 2014 at 10:09 AM

        Bring it on!

  5. dirtyharry1971 - Jan 12, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    possible pickup for the bluejays……fits in perfectly

  6. Ayana Rashed - Jan 12, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    Reblogged this on Imarashed.

  7. bigguy54 - Jan 12, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    I am not sure who would have less interest him or Seattle, but please don’t even call the M’s you sat on the bench getting paid for nothing long enough. Not sure why a guy with that much money would even want to come back, if it is to prove something, more than likely you roll prove you still suck. Take the money you have, sit on the beach, and enjoy life.

  8. tfbuckfutter - Jan 12, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    I know how it’s pronounced….I’ve seen it for years…..

    But I can never read his name and not have the little voice in my head go “huh-huh, chode”

    So I, obviously, welcome his comeback attempt.

  9. fearthehoody - Jan 12, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    He showed up in the Seattle clubhouse with a ski mask, cause he was robbing them every time he picked up his check

  10. dylanthom2013 - Jan 12, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    But what does A-Rod think about Figgins’ decision to try a comeback? And did the HOF voting factor into his decision?

    • tfbuckfutter - Jan 12, 2014 at 6:53 PM

      I’ve never seen anyone ask either of those questions.

      It’s like you just imagined a cliche and then thought the rest of us would know what you were talking about.

      Who has ever asked A-Rod his opinion on anything?

      • braxtonrob - Jan 13, 2014 at 12:37 AM

        I thought it was funny.
        (And, the fact that you @tbuck didn’t get it, scares me a little, no … make that a lot.)

      • tfbuckfutter - Jan 13, 2014 at 10:11 AM

        I get it now, sober….a shot at the most frequent topics of discussion here.

        Last night it seemed like a muddled reference to something that doesn’t actually happen regularly (discussing A-Rod’s opinions or the HOF voting processes effect on decisions).

  11. cackalackyank - Jan 12, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Any relationship between this story and the NYY need for a 3B is, of course, purely coincidental. Right.

  12. pisano - Jan 13, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    This is what happens to free agents that go to Seattle, can Cano read ?

  13. yordo - Jan 13, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Already broke?

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