Chone Figgins

I want Chone Figgins. That's all there is to it. Here's why...

The 30 year old Angel is very very versatile. In his career, he has played every infield position (besides 1st base) and every outfield position. He tends to play most of his games at CF and 3rd base, which would simply be perfect for the Yankees. He could fill in at 3rd for the 6-9 weeks that A-Rod and then be moved to CF. He would then fight for the CF job against Brett Gardner (ST Phenom) and Melky Cabrera, who have been vying for the job for the last year and a half. If he failed to get the CF job after A-Rod comes back, he would be an ideal utility player because he has a ton of speed (238 SB in 7 seasons) and because of his ability to play most positions. 

Offensively speaking, he isn't fantastic. His OPB hovers around .350 every season (.356 career), his high coming in 2007 when he had a .393 OPB. He holds a .290 career Batting AVG and a .387 career SLG. His main offensive threat comes on the base paths. Over the last 4 seasons, he has stolen 62, 52, 41, and 34 bases, respectively. The last 2 seasons he has had injuries that decreased his SB output. 

Overall, he would be an excellent addition to the team. He could fill in for A-Rod, play CF after A-Rod returns, or simply improve a bench that definitely needs help. Unfortunately, he will cost a lot. Even so, I would love to see Cash make an attempt to get Figgins to NY. What are your thoughts?

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