Marlins Sign Rafael Furcal

Scratch Rafael Furcal off the list of possible shortstops for the Mets — he signed a one-year, guaranteed deal with the rival Miami Marlins; terms are believed to be $3M plus incentives.

We weighed in on Furcal a month ago when there was first buzz about the Mets kicking the tires on him. I didn’t think it made sense for the Mets to sign him as their “answer” at shortstop. Rather, I thought it would be a decent gamble, provided he wasn’t the ONLY upgrade at the position. As it turns out, the Marlins envision him as their second baseman. So there you go.

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