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The Mets showed interest in Rafael Furcal, then reconsidered

Nov 30, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT

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ESPN’s Adam Rubin reported that the Mets had shown interest in free agent shortstop Rafael Furcal now that Jhonny Peralta is off the board and spending a lot of money on Stephen Drew is an unappetizing thought. Furcal is now 36 years old and missed all of the 2013 after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

It is for that reason that the Mets’ interest in Furcal quickly dried up, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post:

But the more the Mets researched the 36-year-old free agent, the greater their worry about his physical viability became, to the point that one executive said the switch-hitter no longer is a candidate for the Mets.

The free agent market for shortstops is barren, especially for teams on a budget. And the Mets are in an unenviable position as Ruben Tejada, the author of a .519 OPS in 227 Major League trips to the dish last season, is first on the depth chart at the present moment.

  1. thebadguyswon - Nov 30, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Please contract the Mets already.

    A dumpster-diving team in the New York market is a bane upon baseball.

    • chill1184 - Nov 30, 2013 at 9:53 PM

      Blame Bud Selig and a hack media that keeps quiet

  2. mick2014 - Dec 1, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    Lame! I guess since Johan”bench warmer” Santana is gone the Mets are in need of another injured bench warmer.

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