Chone FigginsChone Figgins was once known as the speedy, effective, and defensive leadoff hitter for the Anaheim Angels. After signing a promising four year, $36 million deal with the Seattle Mariners in 2010, Figgins would prove to be less and less worthy of his contract as the years continued. The Mariners would eventually drop him after three years into his deal. His next attempt to make a comeback would prove unsuccessful when he was released by the Miami Marlins last season and sat out the entire year.

However, this year could be the year the former All-Star turns everything around. Figgins is putting in more work than ever this spring as he fights to be a difference maker for the Dodgers this year. Signing a minor league contract with the squad this off-season, the 35 year old has sworn to the organization he will do everything in his power to make himself as valuable to the Dodgers as can be. He claims that the Dodgers will get the “player from Anaheim” that existed years ago.

With no guarantee Cuban infielder Alex Guerrero is the definite starting second baseman, Figgins could surprise fans and have a real chance at returning to the kind of player he was in the late 2000s. He’s identified his competitors for the starting job, including Guerrero, Dee Gordon and Brendan Harris, but believes he’s the best man for the job.

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Cano Jogs to First Still Bothers Long – ESPN New York

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About The Author

Nadia Tseng is a UCLA student looking to pursue a career in the film or sports industries. A New York sports fan at heart, she co-hosts an MLB talk show for UCLA Radio and is currently an editorial intern for Screen International.

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