The thrill is gone. At least in Anaheim. Chone Figgins, the spark plug for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, has left sunny Southern California behind in favor of the soggy skies of Seattle. Well, that, and a four-year contract reportedly worth $36 million. Shocking as it may be to someùand it certainly is to meùFiggins has traded in his halo for the drab blue/green garb of the Seattle Mariners, a divisional rival of the Angels and one that looks to improve dramatically next season. According to Mariners officials, the deal will not be finalized until Monday, but for all intents and purposes, the lightning bug that sparked the Angels' offense has jumped ship to sport a sailor's moniker. Ironic, no? Figgins' departure is unfortunate for a number of reasons. First, and perhaps most obviou ...
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