Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:33 AM
~You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant~
Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:10 AM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:59 AM
I laughed my ass off when Seattle signed Figgins to that contract (lived in Long Beach and followed his entire career with the Angels).
No thanks. Figgins is a perfect example of why you dish off speedy, no-power guys the moment they peak in value. They have a tendency to die an ugly baseball death at age 30.
Precisely. Though I didn't listen to myself and still drafted him in my fantasy league not once, but TWICE after the decline.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:10 AM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:17 AM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:43 AM
He has enough speed to be useful. He plays 3B, 2B, and a little SS if i remember right. will cost the same as escobar with more experience. By signing him to a utility position you can't go wrong. If he hits so bad you gotta replace him you can, and if he hits well he can spell the player in a slump which would be really helpful if 2 players are slumping and Carroll is out there playing everyday. There really is only upside in this scenario.
He has been TERRIBLE for three years.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:50 AM
WHAT MORE NEEDS TO BE SAID?
Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:31 AM
rosterman at www.twinscards.com
Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:09 AM
Maybe he just got really old really fast. He is 34. But I'd be a lot more comfortable giving him a job at 2B and having Carroll play SS than I am choosing between Dozier and Florimon as a starter next year.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:15 AM
He's not Drew Butera because Drew Butera never had the success Chone Figgins had. When Figgins signed that bid deal with the Mariners (which nobody thought was particularly crazy)
Plenty of people thought that it was a crazy signing at the time, it was ripped universally.
Again, Figgins was probably the worst player in baseball last year. The Twins need to stay as far away from him as possible, I'd rather give Dozier 600 at bats then Figgins 8 days out of the week, and Dozier would actually out preform him by a wide margin.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:20 AM
When Figgins signed that bid deal with the Mariners (which nobody thought was particularly crazy)
Not to blow my own horn but I lambasted and heckled that signing from day one.
But, again, I do not like no-hit speedsters going into their 30s. I think they're almost universally a bad idea.