I don’t like the Chone Figgins move (aside from the money stuff that Carroll Rogers just covered well on DOB’s new blog) because it doesn’t gain us much. If we bring someone in for 3rd base, then Prado moves back to 2nd and Infante is on the bench. In other words, you gain the new player and lose Infante. And Figgins’ line this year, in 494 PA’s is: .253 .343 .303
Infante’s numbers, in 287 PA’s is: .330 .360 .404. And he has 2 more homers (I’ll ignore Figgins’ 24 more stolen bases).
We don’t need less pop in the lineup. The only move that makes sense is bringing in someone who is significantly better than Infante with much more power.
I don’t like Gonzo batting 3rd. Hopefully having him and Glaus in the middle of the order is not the permanent solution. The lineup needs to have Prado-Infante-Heyward at the top once Prado is back. Steve, I agree there is no reason to still be batting Jason 2nd with no Chipper.
Why would you get rid of Yunel for character issues and then trade for Chone Figgins? The first one already made us a weaker team. Getting Chone might put us out of the postseason because Chone would play over Infante. Probably just a rumor…