Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 5/5/12
Going…going…gone? When the news first hit that the Seattle Mariners penned big time free agent Chone Figgins to a 4 year contract the air around Seattle seemed a bit sweeter than normal. Figgins had long since plagued the M’s during his time with the Divsion rivals, the Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim. 2010 was to be the year that the M’s would reclaim the glory that was theirs nine years before. The prices were set and Figgins hitting behind Ichiro would provide a one-two punch that would irritate pitchers aroun the league. Unfortunately things didn’t happen exactly like that. The fact was that nothing really happened at all. Figgins started falling down in the batting order and things were not looking good with his defensive efforts at second base. This culminated in a fist fight with then manager Don Wakamatsu after a particularly weak effort on Figgins’ part. But by the end of the season things were looking like they were turning around. The Mariners believed in him so much that ...
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