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Figgins: Seattle 'where I want to be'

Posted on: January 29, 2011 4:13 pm
Edited on: January 29, 2011 5:27 pm
Chone Figgins
There have been reports this week that the Athletics are attempting to swing a deal for Seattle's Chone Figgins, but word is that Oakland is one of the teams on Figgins' no-trade list, meaning he would have to approve such a move.

From his comments to the Seattle Times at a Mariners fan event Saturday, that doesn't sound like a possibility.

"This is where I want to be, and until they force me out of here, this is where I’m going to be," he told Larry Stone.

The Mariners would probably like to free up the $26 million they owe Figgins over the next three years, and the A's are an up-and-coming team for whom Figgins would be a good fit. But if he doesn't want to go, it's not going to happen.

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: January 30, 2011 10:47 am

Figgins: Seattle 'where I want to be'

Is Figgins really going to say anything else other than "Seattle is where I want to be?"  I think not.

Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: January 29, 2011 11:10 pm

Figgins: Seattle 'where I want to be'

Why did Seattle even sign this guy?  He should have stayed put in Anaheim...oh, I mean, Los Angeles.

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2011 8:28 pm

Figgins: Seattle 'where I want to be'

How could a bum like Figgens have a no-trade clause??

This is how bad some GMs are.  One year in on this mistake and they want to dump him.  Who would pay that much for a slap hitter like Figgy?

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