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Figgins to 2B, Lopez to 3B?

Postby DaSh 1s » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:14 pm

Jose Lopez would be nice with 1B,2B, 3B eligibility and Chone 3B, 2B

Lopez would be a sneaky 3B pick. 20 Bombs ands just under 100 RBI's

INFIELD SWAP: LOPEZ, FIGGINS TRADE PLACES (12:15 p.m. ET)
When the Mariners trotted out for infield drills on Tuesday, second baseman Jose Lopez went to third base and newly-acquired third baseman Chone Figgins headed over to second.

Was it spring training jitters? Or some clubhouse humor at the new guy's expense? No, and no. Lopez has been asked to give third base a try, while Figgins, who has big league experience at second, will move across the infield.

"I'll try to catch ground balls at third base and see what happens at spring training, play in a couple of games," Lopez said, according to The Seattle Times. "If I like it, I like it. I'll try."

Lopez said he had a hunch that he might be asked to make the shift when the Mariners signed Figgins, according to the report. And when Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu approached him with the idea, he agreed to give it a try.

"Figgins is a good guy and quick," Lopez said, according to the Times. "He's got better range. And we need it. I've got a better arm than Figgins at third base, especially with a diving catch. But it's no big deal. I'll wait for the games and see how I'm feeling in the games."

"We're going to look at it and see," Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik said, according to the report. "There's nothing etched in stone right now. We're just looking to see what our different options are."

-- ESPN.com news services
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Re: Chone Figgins/ Jose Lopez swap?

Postby wrveres » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:40 am

bump.

surprised this isn't getting more love. Figgins back at 2B is huge.
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Re: Chone Figgins/ Jose Lopez swap?

Postby wrveres » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:05 am

garf112 wrote:from the title, it looks like a trade/ waiver thread.

pretty interesting, except that 2B and 3B are just about equally deep in most formats this year. nice for position eligibility, though.
I'd much rather have the speed at 2B instead of 3B. With Figgins at 3B, somebody else needs to step up with some power due to the loss at a premium position.
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Re: Chone Figgins/ Jose Lopez swap?

Postby DaSh 1s » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:40 am

garf112 wrote:from the title, it looks like a trade/ waiver thread.

pretty interesting, except that 2B and 3B are just about equally deep in most formats this year. nice for position eligibility, though.

I think opposite. 2B is definitely deeper than 3B this year.

Also Lopez's MDP is 117, and is a absolute excellent safety net, if you get screwed on the top five third basemen...
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Re: Chone Figgins/ Jose Lopez swap?

Postby Havok1517 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:51 am

Hey Dash, I would change the title of this thread to maybe "Figgins to 2B, Lopez to 3B?". I think it would get more warranted attention if you did.
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Re: Chone Figgins/ Jose Lopez swap?

Postby DaSh 1s » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:45 pm

Havok1517 wrote:Hey Dash, I would change the title of this thread to maybe "Figgins to 2B, Lopez to 3B?". I think it would get more warranted attention if you did.


Thank you, sir! ;-D
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Re: Figgins to 2B, Lopez to 3B?

Postby RAmst23 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:06 pm

Now I might actually draft Figgins instead of ignoring him at 3rd! Having no power from your 3B feels like I'm putting myself into too big of a hole.
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Re: Figgins to 2B, Lopez to 3B?

Postby ggs » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:22 pm

definitely like speed from my MIs, but i agree this makes lopez a sneaky play.
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Re: Figgins to 2B, Lopez to 3B?

Postby Saltydog » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:10 pm

I took Lopez last year in the 10th round and didn't worry about 2B all year.

This year, if he falls to 10th, I may have to take him again.

Figgins, not interested.....
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Re: Figgins to 2B, Lopez to 3B?

Postby Big Pimpin » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:06 pm

This is going to be interesting. If (and it's really a huge if) each is comfortable at the other position, it could be really good for the defense. Theoretically it's a good way to minimize each player's weaknesses (Lopez's range and Figgins' arm) while maximizing the opposite. The problem is that Loafie has essentially zero experience at third, and Figgins only has like 20 games at second over the past four seasons. It just might make sense if each feels comfortable with the swap, but only time will tell.

From a fantasy perspective, I see this being a bigger deal for Figgins' value than Loafie. If you ended up with Loafie on your team, I think you'd still want to pencil him in at second. The flexibility would be nice, but wouldn't dramatically alter his value I wouldn't think.
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