December 5, 2009

Chone Figgins to Seattle

Interesting move by the Mariners as they pick up Los Angeles Angels' third basemen Chone Figgins, who should add a little more hitting to the lineup, plenty of defense, and no pop (seriously, I hit more home runs than he does). While it's a somewhat big contract, it apparently isn't as bad as it looks.

According to several sources, the Seattle Mariners have reached a preliminary agreement with Chone Figgins on a four-year, $36 million contract. The deal also supposedly includes a vesting option for a fifth year that could push the deal to $45 million. The option likely won’t come into play unless Figgins lives up to his deal, so there is little risk to the team.

One thing is for sure, this will be a different looking team next year, and the year after that it will have an even bigger makeover. Hopefully for Mariners fans that's a change for the better.

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