Rafael Furcal and What Off-Season Interest Means
Dec01

Rafael Furcal and What Off-Season Interest Means

Earlier this week we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates had shown interest in shortstop Rafael Furcal. On Saturday, we heard the same reports from Furcal himself, who told Enrique Rojas of ESPN that “many teams have shown interest”, and named the Pirates as one of those teams. So far, both reports have come from the Furcal camp, with the first report coming from his agent. This seems like a good time to point out the many...

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Pirates Have Checked On Rafael Furcal
Nov25

Pirates Have Checked On Rafael Furcal

Travis Sawchik reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have checked on free agent shortstop Rafael Furcal, according to his agent. The Pirates are one of eight teams to check in on free agent SS Rafael Furcal, according to his agent — Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) November 25, 2013 Furcal last played in the majors in 2012, after missing the 2013 season with Tommy John surgery. He’s had some mixed results defensively, with...

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Pirates Looking at Rafael Furcal

Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are looking at Rafael Furcal and other shortstop options, although Heyman specified that Jose Reyes and Jimmy Rollins aren’t included in the other group. Furcal is definitely the biggest name available after Reyes and Rollins. ¬†He turned 34 last month, and hit for a .231/.298/.348 line in 2011. ¬†Furcal had much better results in the second half with the St....

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