J35J wrote:Yes, Chone Figgins is eligibly at 2B in '07
Are we sure about this. I've trying to verify this as I'm in a keeper league and would love to have Figgy at 2B next year instead of OF.
This is the response I got back from Yahoo...
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To me it seems like it is still up in the air. Yes he would qualify during the season as he played in more then 10 games at 2B but he will not be a 2B going into 2007. I guess if he gets listed on the Angels depth charts as a backup to the 2B position he may get the qualification.