Re: Chone Figgins to Seattle?
Originally Posted by M2
I have no idea what argument you formulated on Figgins three years ago. If it was based on him not declining in his 30s, I'd argue that wasn't terribly rational. If it was that a guy you expected to be kind of average was what the Mariners needed to improve their terrible offense, then that wasn't rational either.
More to the point, after Figgins went belly up and the Mariners have finished 14th in the AL in all three slashline categories plus scoring for three years running, I'd hope you'd recognize that you misread the tea leaves on this one.
Don't be that guy. Let it go.
Rather than lecturing on tea leaves, how about just reading the thread? It's a short one.
If you think it's irrational to add on base skills to the top of an offensively challenged line up through adding a guy who was a plus defender at third and good enough to play stretches up the middle, then really I see no way to help you out of the snark corner you've trapped yourself into.
I guess you could start by explaining why a guy who was an above average player in 5 of his 6 seasons as a starter for the Angels should've been expected to fall off of a cliff the second he left Anaheim.
Pour boiling water over the tea. Using lukewarm hindsight just yields something that tastes like gnat's pee.
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