With the Seattle Mariners sitting at a lackluster 21-29, the front office should be getting prepared for the July 31 trade deadline.
As is typical in Seattle, the M’s will be looking to offload some high-priced veterans who have watched their numbers plummet while members of the Mariners.
The first that comes to mind for M’s fans is most definitely Chone Figgins.
Seattle inked Figgins to a four-year contract worth $36 million after the 2009 season. Figgins, a career .278 hitter, is batting only .222 as a Mariner, including an anemic .178 this season.
With $17 million remaining on Figgins' contract, Seattle would take virtually anything of value at this point in order to part ways with him—though, apparently not, according to Eric Wedge (via The Seattle Times).
Given the amount remaining on Figgins' contract, one would think the Mariners would have to pay at least some of the money owed to him.
Figgins has been an All-Star in the past, and maybe a change of scenery could do him some good. Here are some potential suitors for Figgins.