I’m not finding much time to write and even less I feel like writing about, but I’ll try to get through the rest of this series before free agency starts. Enjoy the World Series. It should be a fun one!
Chone Figgins- Figgins is as big a mystery as any player currently on the team. Defensively, he played a serviceable but not great second base last season, but popular opinion is he will move back to third base for 2011. The big caveat there is that he may not be with the team, as I imagine the Mariners would be willing to move him if someone would give a good return or take all of his salary. If he is back and at third, he used to be very good defensively there, and the hope is that the move back will get his bat going. Who knows if that will happen, but he did finish the year hitting fairly well. A rebound to even his career averages in 2011 might be the biggest addition the Mariners could make this offseason.
Matt Tuiasosopo- My hope has about run out with Tui. He still has some offensive potential, but has shown no ability to hit in the majors. His defense is scary at every position. It might click for him eventually and he could be an average starter or decent utility man, but for now he’s just okay depth if you have a major injury. Continue reading