Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated is reporting that the Phillies are "intent on pursuing Chone Figgins hard," and that they have already reached out to fellow free agent third baseman Mark DeRosa. Philadelphia is seeking a replacement at third base after declining Pedro Feliz's $5.5 million option this past weekend, and Heyman claims that they feel that Figgins presents the biggest upgrade to the Phightens. Figgins is the cream of the crop at the hot corner on the open market, and will more-than-likely find himself landing a pretty big paycheck whether it'll be re-signing with Los Angeles or somewhere else. The 31-year-old hits for a high average, gets on-base by all means and steals a ton of bases batting mostly leadoff for the Angels in his seven-year career. Last year, he had a career hi ...
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