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Furcal Comments On Braves

Posted on: December 22, 2008 1:11 pm
Edited on: December 22, 2008 1:26 pm

The AP has quotes from Rafael Furcal regarding the Braves negotiations:  "We never, not my agents nor me, agreed to anything with the Braves."

Furcal also revealed Oakland's approach: an initial four-year, $32MM offer, followed by a four-year $35MM offer of the "take it or leave it" variety.


Since: Dec 17, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2008 3:14 pm

Furcal Comments On Braves

I think the whole situation was dispicable too, but I dont think you want them to burn bridges either.  In an earlier report, they said Furcal's agent is somehow connected to the people that represent Yunel Escobar.  It would be a shame for the Braves to do anything to jeopardize being able to keep a talent such as Escobar solely because this deal with Furcal went sour.  Like I said, I agree with you that its dispicable, just hope the Braves dont burn brides and possibly lose another young talent in another year because of it

Since: May 28, 2007
Posted on: December 22, 2008 1:43 pm

Furcal Comments On Braves

Wow and to think I actually liked Furcal when he played for the Braves. I'm sorry but when other agents and GM's have said that a Term Sheet is a "completion of a verbal agreement". His agent stated he requested this document simply to expedite the negotiations and get Furcal to Atlanta as soon as possible for a physical.What that means is he wanted something in writing to take to the Dodgers and give them a chance to beat or match the going rate. Utterly dispicable!! I hope Wren and the Braves do not deal with these agents again. Good Riddance!

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