Unlike the Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing, which produced rumors for days in advance, the Furcal signing happened relatively quickly by today’s standards. When news like this breaks, it always creates an interesting response in various social media platforms like Twitter. Today we are going to look at a few of those responses.
— Craig Minervini (@CraigMinervini) December 6, 2013
— Koen (@gogonutz) December 6, 2013
— Derek Helling (@DRokSH) December 6, 2013
You can see the opinions really run wild with a quick signing. Let us know what you think in the comments below. Here is more news from around the internet.
The Marlins and veteran shortstop Rafael Furcal agreed to a one-year deal worth $3 million plus incentives, sources have confirmed. But Furcal isn’t expected to play shortstop for the Marlins.
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Rafael Furcal will try to make his comeback from elbow surgery with the Miami Marlins. The free-agent infielder and the Marlins agreed to terms on a contract, two people familiar with the situation said Thursday. Both people confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract hadn’t been finalized.
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Marlins Sign Rafael Furcal to One Year Deal | Daniel Zylberkan
According to reports by Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Marlins have agreed to sign Rafael Furcal to a one year deal, physical pending. The Marlins are projecting him to be their everyday second baseman.
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“He’s 36. He’s coming off a major injury and did not play at all in 2013.” “He is washed up and does not have much left at this stage of his career.” “They just wasted $3 million on a washed up player.” Those are the things you’ll probably hear from a lot of Miami Marlins fans regarding their signing of former Braves great shortstop, Rafael Furcal. I don’t agree with that crowd, however.
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