When Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro declined the $5.5 million contract renewal of incumbent third baseman Pedro Feliz, he suggested the Phillies could upgrade the position. I heard Randy Miller of the Bucks Country Currier Times on WIP today and he said Chone Figgins, with more than 40 stolen bases and near .400 on-base percentage, would probably be too much money for the Phillies to pay. A story on SI.com suggested teams were perhaps going to have lean winters, free-agent wise. Perhaps the truth, but perhaps posturing to see what top player would break the market. To date, only Ken Griffey Jr. signed with his original team, the Seattle Mariners, for $2 million and incentives. Miller also suggested that Phillies might go after Colorado's Garrett Atkins, shown above. In just over a ha ...
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