Re: Chone Figgins to Seattle?
So far, an entertaining read. IMO you're both right and you're both wrong. Mixed bag on where and how. IMO getting Figgins was a good idea by the M's. He did fit what they needed in terms of defensive flexibility and obp. But the problem was that they didn't target MORE players to fix the rest of their woes. They did indeed need slugging. It was a higher priority than obp IMO. I also don't think they overpaid. He underperformed, but they paid what the going rate was for what he was projected to do. It didn't work out. Plain and simple. Hindsight being 20/20 and all, but without hindsight..it was a solid pickup at the time...just not enough additional pickups to make him mean any kind of difference.
Pitching and defense...anything else is gravy. Mmmm...gravy.