Posted on: December 6, 2009 12:56 pm
THIS IS SERIOUS BUSINESS!!!!!!!
Which would you rather have? Emilio Bonifacio or Chone Figgins.
Both guys are second basemen turned into third basemen, very little power, has speed but has way too many lapses trying to steal bases, and both have subpar defense which if not for their speed would be utility bench players.
A look at the stats.
Chone Figgins (158 GAMES) 4YR/$36 MILL ($9 MILL PER SEASON)
615AB 5HR 54RBI 114R 42SB 17CS .298BA
14 ERRORS. .968 FIELD %
Emilio Bonifacio (127 GAMES) $460K
OFFENSE: 461AB 1HR 27RBI 72R 21SB 9CS .252BA
17 ERRORS .938FIELD %
Me personally, I would love chone figgins OBP and SLG, but for $9 mill? Bleh you can have it. Dude gets thrown out way too much and is not much different then Emilio.
I thought the Rangers and Yankees overpaid people, but hey the Rangers gave it to A-Rod (worth it) and the Yankees won a championship. The Mariners? Another last place battle with Oakland next season.
Posted on: November 3, 2008 11:59 pm
Edited on: November 3, 2008 11:59 pm
The deal brings in another lefty as a possible replacement in the rotation. Arthur Rhodes ia free agent, and the Marlins may be looking to deal Scott Olsen and/or Renyel Pinto. Olsen is expected to get a significant raise from arbitration this offseason.