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The Philadelphia Phillies are open to almost any option that would fill the gaping hole that they have at third base. That almost should not include the recently designated for assignment Chone Figgins.
In the old days the Phillies would go after a guy like Figgins and then do a public relations job on their fans as to why they thought he would return to the player he was four years ago. Those days are over and so are the days of Chone Figgins helping a team make the playoffs.
Figgins will be 35 in January, has not hit over .190 the past two seasons, and has not had a good season since 2009. Third base help is hard to find, but Chone Figgins is not the answer for the 2013 Philadelphia Phillies.
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Figgins seemed to lose himself while playing in Seattle. Could relocating to Philadelphia get his career back on track? Photo: AP
With Chone Figgins being designated for assignment by the Mariners yesterday, all signs point to the once productive player hitting the free agent market. Ian Riccaboni and I sat down to discuss whether Figgins might be an option worth exploring for the...
The Seattle Mariners have designated Chone Figgins for assignment, three years after signing him to a four year, $36 million deal that hurt the team more than it helped it. Seattle will eat the $8 million Figgins is due to earn in 2013.
In three seasons with the Mariners, Figgins provided Seattle with -0.8 fWAR in 308 games. He was demoted from a starting position in 2011, and...
The Phillies announced today that outfielder Zach Collier and right-handed pitchers Ethan Martin, Trevor May, and Jonathan Pettibone have been added to the 40-man roster.
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Following is a very basic list of things we know to be true about Chone Figgins:
He used to be very successful at baseball
Lately he has been far less successful at baseball
Tuesday night he was finally dropped by the Mariners
Relative to other players, he is little
There’s a lot more to Chone Figgins than that — there’s a lot more to everybody than that — but that’s...
Looking back at 2009, you have to wonder just what happened to Chone Figgins. In Figgins contract and career year, he hit .298/.395/.393 with 42 stolen bases, led the AL in walks and played world class defense at third base. Figgins posted a 7.5 rWAR (Baseball-Reference wins above replacement) that trailed only Joe Mauer (7.6), Chase Utley (8.0), Ben Zobrist (8.3) and Albert...
I was reading MetsBlog’s take by Matt Cerrone on why he feels the Mets should jump on the recently released Chone Figgins.
Figgins was pretty terrible last season. I’m talking Jason Bay-level terrible. He was no better in 2011.
To be an upgrade for the Mets, he wouldn’t even have to be close to what he did 2009. I mean, his 2007, 2008 would be a significant upgrade, frankly...
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Burris, 62, becomes just the second pitching coach in team history. The native of Duke, Okla...
2012 Eastern League All-Star Castro was a notable omission from the Phils' 40-man roster this year. Photo by: Ian Riccaboni
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– The Seattle Mariners designated Chone Figgins for assignment reports Greg Johns of MLB.com. Figgins had one year and $8 million left on his contract. The 34-year old veteran hit .227/.302/.283 with 4 HR's and 61 RBI's in 1209 plate appearances for the Mariners in three seasons and his wOBA's during his tenure there were .298, .220 and .242.
– First baseman Bryan...
Earlier this week it was reported that the Philadelphia Phillies considered free agent slugger Josh Hamilton as a “backup option” in
their pursuit of outfielders. However, Hamilton is no longer on the team’s
list, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN.
Agents who have spoken with the Phillies say that despite
their pursuit of both a center fielder and right fielder...
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