Chone Figgins

Reversing the strikeout trend
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Revisiting The Second Base Platoon

In February, I wrote about the potential for a platoon at second base after Don Mattingly stated that it was a possibility. I was a bit dismissive of the idea, citing the lack of combinations that made sense based on past hitting performances. My conclusion was that it was fairly¬†likely that Alex Guerrero would start…

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Dodgers Announce Australia Travel Roster

The Dodgers are leaving for Australia tonight and the opening day roster is starting to take shape. The team has announced the 30 players who will be travelling with the team. In a prelude to announcing the travel roster, Justin Turner was added to the 40-man roster this morning. Turner was probably the best utility…

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What Would A Platoon At Second Base Look Like?

Earlier today, Don Mattingly made some waves when he said the following about the Dodgers’ second-base situation: I like platoons because, basically, it gets you good matchups if you get the right guys for it. It keeps guys involved, keeps them fresh and they know when they will be starting. I actually like it, so…