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Figgins, He's One of a Kind

Chone Figgins is a good player, but he isn't worth mega-millions, and since the two positions he's played most in the majors are third base and center field, he's not exactly the best fit. For the record, the priority for Mets Walk-Offs this offseason is to put the team in a situation in which no player is playing a position with which he's uncomfortable.

But I would take Chone Figgins on my 2010 Mets, and the story of why dates to the Angels-Astros game of June 18, 2007. The Angels (winning pitcher: Francisco Rodriguez) beat the Astros, 10-9, in a rather wild affair.

Figgins had an amazing game that day, one that would be hard to match in Mets history.

* He had six hits in six at-bats, something a Met (Edgardo Alfonzo) has only done once.

* And he had a walk-off triple, also something that the Mets have only had happen once (Cleon Jones).

Figgins has five walk-off hits in his career, and we're a fan both of that one, and the one from August 10, 2008. That one came against the Yankees, and their closer Mariano Rivera.

True Metgins know...Chone Figgins led the American League in 2009 with 101 walks. Only one Met has ever led the National League in walks- Keith Hernandez in 1986.

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