Monday, August 31, 2009

Why Chone Figgins will Help the Cubs...

The Cubs are already said to be interested in signing Figgins this offseason:

Chone Figgins stats!

Positives: The Cubs will finally have that lead off man that can get on and steal a base. Figgins can play third, short, second and all 3 spots in the outfield. Figgins will most likely play second with Baker going into the utility roll.

Negatives: Figgins is in his 30's. He does not have a lot of power and will most likely not start off the game with a home run like Soriano use to do. The final thing I can think of is he makes a lot of errors in the field.

Verdict: Sign Figgins to a 3 year 24 million. If Jim Hendry wants to move Theriot to second then go after Scutaro but if he wants to keep Theriot at short then go after Figgins.

Lineup for 2010 with just adding Figgins in and not possible moves this off season:

1) Chone Figgins 2B
2) Milton Bradley RF
3) Derrek lee 1B
3) Aramis Ramirez 3B
5) Kosuke Fukudome CF
6) Alfonso Soriano LF
7) Geovany Soto C
8) Ryan Theriot SS
9) Pitcher P


Other Notes: Rich Harden and Aaron Heilman are staying put and Harden will pitch tonight against the Astros.

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