Chone Figgins nearly gone, mostly goneNovember 20th, 2012 by terrybenish
Chone Figgins was designated for assignment which gives the team ten days to change their mind, release him, trade him or send him to minor leagues whereupon he could seek his release. Greg Johns has a great full blown story. link below.
Spring training phenom Vinnie Catricala was added as was AFL team mates Bobby Lafromboise. Brandon Maurer a right handed starting pitcher was too. Lastly Julio Morban was added a soon to be 21 year old left handed outfielder who showed some juice at high desert last summer. Maurer is a right handed starting pitcher that had a great year at AA Jackson. Not as heralded as others he is talented.
John’s story shows who is now on it. Lots of talent still not required to be there. Spring training might cause some adjustments if younger guys make it.
So far nobody has jumped up and signed Miguel Olivo and it will be interesting to see if Figgins will get snapped up as well.
Lastly the quality of reader that will shoot comments has taken an upturn. Will wonders never cease? an anonymous guy whose name was some sort of hare reference had a literary reference to a character in William Goldman’s:
No way that is a cougar.