What the Figgins deal says about the Mariners 

December, 5, 2009
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The Seattle Mariners finished last in the American League in on-base percentage in 2009 at .314, and -- not coincidentally -- last in the league in runs scored. Their No. 2 hitters mustered a .294 OBP, a number that the soon-to-be-signed Chone Figgins can beat even if he sleeps through the entire 2010 season, and a bad OBP year from him would still mean the Mariners' No. 2 hitter reaches base 40-50 more times next year.

Keith Law

ESPN Senior Writer

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