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I know most Mariners fans have been calling for Chone Figgins' head for months now, but hear me out.
Although he's going to be on the shelf for a bit of time, Figgins wasn't doing terrible when given starts recently- with a four game hitting streak, something that must have given him some confidence.
For Figgins, it's really now or never, and the Mariners need to give him one last chance and provide him the everyday third base job for the rest of the season. The last thing you want to do is have him sit and rot for the rest of his contract.
Worst case scenario, he doesn't produce, at which point you go into the offseason confidently knowing the move didn't work out. But just maybe, he bats .250 or something, and heads into the offseason with something to build off of.
The team has another former All-star sitting on the bench- Jack Wilson. Appearing in just five games in July, Wilson is doing no good just sitting on the bench. If they aren't willing to play Figgins, they should at least see what Wilson can offer at third.
It was refreshing seeing him again, and he seemed to be just fine manning the hot corner. The bottom line is, while this rest of the season should be for the younger players, they need to see if they can salvage anything from Figgins or Wilson as a backup infielder at least.