A deal that was seemingly consummated weeks ago was finally made official today. The Seattle Mariners officially announced the signing of 3B Chone Figgins to a four-year, $36 million contract. The deal also includes a $9 million option for 2014. My two biggest free agent bust hitters are now off the market. Marco Scutaro, who signed last week with the Boston Red Sox, was the other one. I know I am in the minority with thinking Figgins is going to be a bust. For me, Figgins is Juan Pierre Part Two. Do I think Figgins will be good for the Mariners in 2010 and 2011? Yes, I do. Do I think he is going to have the year he had in 2009 ever again? No, I donÆt. ItÆs going to be in the third and fourth years of this deal, when he is 34 and 35, that the Mariners are going to regret this deal. ...
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Article written by Adam Bernacchio