Found October 04, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
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Apparently, Mariners utility player Chone Figgins doesn't want to be with the team anymore. He told John Hickey of SportsPressNW.com that "I can't take 2 more years of this." Well Chone, I'm sure the feeling is mutual from your employers. They've paid you $28 million over the last three seasons (which includes a $2 million signing bonus), and you've responded by contributing a .585 OPS in 308 games with the Mariners over those three seasons, including playing in half of the season's games in 2011 and less than half in 2012. In terms of fWAR, Figgins has actually contributed negative value to the Mariners, costing Seattle nearly a win. The thing about Figgins is that his contract was a massive overpay by the Mariners. He was signed after his age 31 season with the Angels, and as a guy who has really no power and relies on his speed and defense, what in the hell did they expect to happen? His 2009 season with the Angels was a career year, with Fig...
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