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Like I said, we're talking about the bottom of the barrel here.
At any rate, the Chone Figgins experience in Seattle is over, as the Mariners finally gave up and jettisoned him three years into the four-year contract he signed following the 2009 season.
And my, what an experience it was. In 308 games as a Mariner, Figgins posted a .227/.302/.283 slash line. He was limited to just 66 games played in 2012 due in part to hip problems.
Figgins is 34 now and will be 35 in January. Given his age and his brutal run in Seattle, he's going to be lucky if anybody decides to give him a major league contract.
A minor league contract with an invite to spring training, though? That's not too much to ask, and one club out there might be willing to go that route with Figgins just for the heck of it.
There'd be absolutely no risk in an arrangement such as that, and there could be some reward just because Figgins would be getting a change of scenery. That could get him going again.
There's virtually no chance of Figgins becoming an impact everyday player again, mind you. If he makes a comeback as a quality major leaguer, it will be as a part-time player who specializes in doing the little things.
There's always going to be a place for such players in the National League. That's where Figgins should look to catch on again if he's still motivated to play.