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Thread: A mystery team has offered Furcal 3 yrs 39 million..hmmmm could it be the Reds??

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    A mystery team has offered Furcal 3 yrs 39 million..hmmmm could it be the Reds??

    per mlb traderumours

    "8:04pm: Furcal is "shocked and excited" about possible interest from the Braves, though Yunel Escobar would have to be traded first. Furcal already has a three-year, $39MM offer on the table from an unknown team. Kinzer says it might be a few weeks before his client signs.

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    Re: A mystery team has offered Furcal 3 yrs 39 million..hmmmm could it be the Reds??

    Didn't Walt say he was only looking at SS who had 0-3 years of service time? I don't think Furcal qualifies. I hope he does sign with the Reds, though.

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    Re: A mystery team has offered Furcal 3 yrs 39 million..hmmmm could it be the Reds??

    Interesting question.

    Contenders would be:

    Red Sox (who seem to view Julio Lugo as a sunk cost)
    Blue Jays (now with A.J. Burnett's $13M back in pocket)
    White Sox (if they're shedding payroll, they'll surely be adding somebody)
    Cardinals (another team that should have some scratch to spend)

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    Yankees (because they've got money to spend and Furcal might fuel a winter of speculation about whether Jeter will move to CF)

    But my guess is it's the Giants. They were rumored to be hot for Furcal and Brian Sabean moves fast.
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    Re: A mystery team has offered Furcal 3 yrs 39 million..hmmmm could it be the Reds??

    What about the Tigers?

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    Re: A mystery team has offered Furcal 3 yrs 39 million..hmmmm could it be the Reds??

    Quote Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
    What about the Tigers?
    I should have included them, though there is a rumor that they need to shed a lot payroll.
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    Re: A mystery team has offered Furcal 3 yrs 39 million..hmmmm could it be the Reds??

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    I should have included them, though there is a rumor that they need to shed a lot payroll.
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    Re: A mystery team has offered Furcal 3 yrs 39 million..hmmmm could it be the Reds??

    Quote Originally Posted by AmarilloRed View Post
    Didn't Walt say he was only looking at SS who had 0-3 years of service time? I don't think Furcal qualifies. I hope he does sign with the Reds, though.
    I think walt said that about "trading" for a shortstop... there might be a distinction there... i think...

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    Re: A mystery team has offered Furcal 3 yrs 39 million..hmmmm could it be the Reds??

    A shortstop with a history of back troubles? I hope the Reds aren't that mystery team.
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    Re: A mystery team has offered Furcal 3 yrs 39 million..hmmmm could it be the Reds??

    I'm guessing its the Giants or the Orioles.
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    Re: A mystery team has offered Furcal 3 yrs 39 million..hmmmm could it be the Reds??

    I hope it's not the Reds; it's way too much money, given Furcal's back problems.

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    Re: A mystery team has offered Furcal 3 yrs 39 million..hmmmm could it be the Reds??

    Furcal is the type of player this team needs. They need a SS. They need a leadoff guy. They desperately need upside.

    If he works out, this team is materially better. If not, they are still going to struggle. I'd rather see them spend money on a very good SS with a history of back troubles than middle aged players with a history of not being good at baseball.

    Either go for it or don't. Walt needs to decide. There has been too much fence sitting over the past few years.

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    Re: A mystery team has offered Furcal 3 yrs 39 million..hmmmm could it be the Reds??

    OK, would Furcal be a candidate to move to CF if he is picked up by the Reds or the Yankees?
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    Re: A mystery team has offered Furcal 3 yrs 39 million..hmmmm could it be the Reds??

    way too much $$$ for a SS who's over 30 with back problems
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    Re: A mystery team has offered Furcal 3 yrs 39 million..hmmmm could it be the Reds??

    I can't see Walt offering big money to a veteran SS when he already has Gonzalez on contract. I can see him making a deal for a younger SS that he can send to AAA or be on hand in case Gonzo can't play. I can't imagine he'd want to tie up that much money in two veterans though.

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    Re: A mystery team has offered Furcal 3 yrs 39 million..hmmmm could it be the Reds??

    If I could draw up a template for a prime target to most help the Reds, Furcal, on top of his game would probably be perfect. A steady speedy defender at shortstop who can hit a solid leadoff.

    Gotta agree with others though - that kind of money for someone with his injury history is a very bad idea.


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