The Halos avoided arbitration with Chone Figgins, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $5,775,000. Figgins is the roster’s only legitimate leadoff hitter but he’s also a speed-oriented player beginning to slow down.
Given the fact that Figgy’s stolen base percentage is on the decline, along with his extra-base hits, the Angels are smart to extend only a one-year deal , especially with the organization’s best power prospect still waiting in the wings.
In consideration of the glut of infielders on the roster, and the lack of depth in the rotation, the Angels might be well served to make at least one significant deal before spring training begins.
As we mentioned earlier today, though, Tony Reagins maintains that he’s “comfortable” with the current roster.