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Mets interested in Rafael Furcal

Nov 5, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

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In their search for a shortstop alternative to Ruben Tejada the Mets “have contacted” Rafael Furcal, according to Jorge Castillo of the Newark Star Ledger.

Castillo reports that Jhonny Peralta and Stephen Drew are the Mets’ top shortstop targets, but if both get out of their price range (or they decide not to give up a draft pick to sign Drew) then Furcal might make some sense.

Furcal missed the entire season following Tommy John surgery and at age 36 a successful comeback is far from guaranteed, especially at shortstop. He hit just .264 with five homers and a .671 OPS in 121 games for the Cardinals in 2012, undergoing the elbow surgery this spring.

  1. kinanik - Nov 5, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    I feel like Furcal or Brian Roberts would be a good signing for the Cubs. They’ll be cheap-ish, provide middle infield and third base depth, and if they prove themselves healthy and the Cubs are not contending, they can be flipped for organizational depth. It fits what Hoyer/Epstein have been doing with pitchers, and the infield is where the Cubs have the most short-term holes, but plenty of long-term solutions.

  2. NYTolstoy - Nov 5, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    I figured furcal was out of the league years ago, this guy is always hurt.

  3. jkaflagg - Nov 5, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    At first you think “WTF” !!!!’ But at this point Furcal should be available for a heavily incentive-filled contract that would reduce the risks for his new team…..

  4. xdj511 - Nov 5, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    All this talk yesterday about the Cards flipping one of their young pitching prospects for an upgrade at SS… the Mets should really be thinking the same thing… wonder what Montero or Syndergaard could get us.

  5. thedudabides - Nov 5, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    ^Syndergaard better not go anywhere. He’s on the Harvey, Wheeler, level. I wouldn’t mind them packaging Montero, Gee, and d’Arnoud for someone.

  6. mtr75 - Nov 5, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    And so it begins! The Mets, who are “ready to spend!”, going after cheap, old retreads and has-beens. Same thing as last year, the year before that, the year before that….

  7. nymets05 - Nov 6, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    I think that you have to be nearly eligible to collect Social Security benefits for the Mets to show any interest in you.

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