Chone Figgins is not thrilled at being dropped to #9 in the order, especially since he's been hitting much better of late.
Craig Calcaterra notes:
"Figgins had three hits last night, so surely Wakamatsu thinks the move motivated him, but in reality Figgins has been hitting well for a while now. Prior to yesterday Figgins was 20-for-68 (.293) with 10 walks and four steals in his last 19 games, producing a .294/.380/.353 line that basically matches his .288/.361/.383 career mark.
So after sticking with a legitimately struggling Figgins in the second spot for two months, Wakamatsu actually decided to move him to the bottom of the order exactly when he started producing like normal again."
I wonder if Chone has an "un-do" clause in his contract????