Things didn't go so hot for Figgins. Which, under normal circumstances, wouldn't make him a guy you'd give up on. However, consider almost ever other Mariners player had a poor season and the team now looks to rebuild, Figgins and his big contract are no longer a good fit.
Before we jump to any expectations of a trade happening, we must first realize that the odds of a deal happening are low. At least until (if) Figgins rebuilds some of his value. Currently, his trade value couldn't be any lower. If he gets off to a hot start, though, another team may become interested.
Moving back to third base will help get him part of the way there. Getting on, stealing bases and scoring runs will be the other needed ingredients. Then, of course, there needs to be another team with a need.