... is there a scenario under which we could get Chone Figgins back without paying more than we think he's worth?
He seems absolutely miserable with Seattle. The Mariners fans (and most likely coaches/front office) are very unhappy with his performance. If our coaching staff thinks his slump is due to:
not hitting leadoff, not playing 3rd, and missing the Angels organization/coaches/players -
is there a way to "undo" his deal? Chone would have to give up some $$, but watching him this past series, it seems like a possibility both he and the Mariners would consider.
We could certainly use a leadoff hitter and a 3rd baseman, assuming returning home to Anaheim helps solve the problems he's having now.
Based only on my personal opinion and nothing that has any connection to reality, I think his absence has affected the team more than any of the other free agents who left. He used to compete with Bobby for stolen bases, smack Aybar if he made a poor play - who knows how much clubhouse chemistry he took with him?
Come back, Chone!