Seattle Mariners: 5 Salary Dump Trades Involving Chone Figgins

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Seattle Mariners: 5 Salary Dump Trades Involving Chone Figgins
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Chone Figgins is not playing well, and if the Mariners plan on competing into September and October, they may need to start looking at other options at third base. 

As the trade deadline approaches, and the potential suitors probably decreasing with every strikeout, the only choice might be a salary dump trade, or more appropriately named, a dump trade.

Something like a couple years ago when the Mariners traded Carlos Silva to the Cubs for Milton Bradley. We trade our trash for your trash in hopes of some type of turnaround. A "dump" trade.

Just for future comparison, Figgins is set to make $9 million this year and next, $9 milliong in 2012, $8 million in 2013 and has an $8 million option (that is guaranteed if he records 600 PA in 2013) in 2014.

Let's take a look at some under-performing players with bad contracts that can be swapped for Figgins.  

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