Bill Shaikin of the LA Times notes Chone Figgins' speed and versatility will make him a hot commodity this offseason. Figgins is 31 and leads the AL in runs scored. Shaikin's piece adds that similar players tend to age well.
"One-dimensional sluggers do not, he said. But, barring injury, he said there would be no reason to expect Figgins to slow down dramatically. 'When you're talking about a guy who's already 31 and is still a speed player, you're not going to see a sudden decline," Szymborski said. 'There's no real danger he's going to become Sean Casey on the bases in the next few years.'"Can the Angels afford to lose Figgins' speed? If not, what might it take to retain him? With a career-high .OBP currently over .400, is he playing over his head in a contract year? Figgins is making $5.775MM this season and currently projects as a Type A free agent.
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