According to Buster Olney, the A's and Mike Piazza are in serious negotiations to bring him in to either catch, or DH next season. With the Angels signing of Gary Matthews Jr. to play center and bat leadoff, the odd man out is Chone Figgins. A possible scenario would be to trade Figgins to Chicago for third baseman Joe Crede. Figgins batted .267 with 9 HR and 62 RBI. I do not see how it would be a fair trade Figgins for Crede. Crede batted .283 with 30 HR and 94 RBI. The Angels would probably have to offer Figgins and a prospect to land Crede.