Good news-Clippard, Bad news-Figgins-Bill Madden
- On the minus side
"Chone Figgins Seattle Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik built his entire offseason team re-shaping around the signing of Figgins for $36 million over four years. If only Figgins had been even close to the player for the M's as he was for the Angels last year when he hit .298 with 114 runs, 54 RBI and a career-high .789 OPS. Instead, he's been an almost total bust (.248, 49 runs, 30 RBI and a paltry .632 OPS).
- In the process, he was major factor in the M's regression to a last-place team
- and the in firing of manager Don Wakamatsu,
- with whom he feuded (and fought) openly."...
- On the plus side