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