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Rafael Furcal - What to make of him?

Postby Willy T 4 MVP » Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:48 am

The guy's been a great 2nd tier option at SS for several years. Last year injuries limited him and he put up an absolute stinker of a season (by his standards, of course). This year he starts off on fire, then goes down with a back injury. His return from the DL has been delayed time and again, and now the dodgers are saying 3 weeks (2 weeks to recover and a week rehab program) at a minimum, but it really seems like they mean "out indefinitely."

What does everyone here think of him? Is he worth taking a gamle on in fantasy leagues? Has he reached the level of a guy you wouldn't touch w/ a 10 foot pole (given his likely trade price vs. perceived risk)? Is he a good buy low candidate or is trading for him a sucker's move?

Where would you rank furcal's value right now vs. each of these guys:

michael young
troy tulowitzki
orlando cabrera
carlos guillen
jeter
tejada
renteria
escobar
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Re: Rafael Furcal - What to make of him?

Postby Tavish » Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:15 am

Willy T 4 MVP wrote:Where would you rank furcal's value right now vs. each of these guys:

michael young
troy tulowitzki
orlando cabrera
carlos guillen
jeter
tejada
renteria
escobar


He value is lower than everyone on that list except for Tulo.
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Re: Rafael Furcal - What to make of him?

Postby yanks924 » Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:34 am

the only person id rather have than Furcal (as long as hes hurt) out of those players is Tejada. If Furcal was healthy I would rather have him over all of those guys. You have waited this long with him you might as well wait another 2 - 3 weeks and maybe he can come back healthy and picked up where he left off
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Re: Rafael Furcal - What to make of him?

Postby AquaMan2342 » Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:54 am

Tavish wrote:
Willy T 4 MVP wrote:Where would you rank furcal's value right now vs. each of these guys:

michael young
troy tulowitzki
orlando cabrera
carlos guillen
jeter
tejada
renteria
escobar


He value is lower than everyone on that list except for Tulo.



Completely agree. How can you count on him to be healthy for the rest of the year?
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Re: Rafael Furcal - What to make of him?

Postby Bobbleheadrusty » Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:14 am

AquaMan2342 wrote:
Tavish wrote:
Willy T 4 MVP wrote:Where would you rank furcal's value right now vs. each of these guys:

michael young
troy tulowitzki
orlando cabrera
carlos guillen
jeter
tejada
renteria
escobar


He value is lower than everyone on that list except for Tulo.


Completely agree. How can you count on him to be healthy for the rest of the year?



I still look at him as a great buy low candidate. If you can pick him up from a frustrated owner for pennies on the dollar (bench players) then do it. He could wind up stinking it up, or he could wind up being a top-5 SS after the ASB.
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Re: Rafael Furcal - What to make of him?

Postby Element » Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:33 pm

FWIW, Raffy is historically a 2nd half player....
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Re: Rafael Furcal - What to make of him?

Postby Tavish » Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:58 pm

yanks924 wrote:the only person id rather have than Furcal (as long as hes hurt) out of those players is Tejada. If Furcal was healthy I would rather have him over all of those guys. You have waited this long with him you might as well wait another 2 - 3 weeks and maybe he can come back healthy and picked up where he left off

You would rather have a hurt Furcal over most of those guys???
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Re: Rafael Furcal - What to make of him?

Postby AquaMan2342 » Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:04 pm

Element wrote:FWIW, Raffy is historically a 2nd half player....



I'd hope so, because it's the only portion of the season he's available to contribute.
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Re: Rafael Furcal - What to make of him?

Postby brandnew » Sat Jun 14, 2008 2:12 pm

As a frustrated Furcal owner, I am not looking to trade Furcal for pennies on the dollar. I've been waiting anxiously for a long, long time now, there's no reason to give up now.
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Re: Rafael Furcal - What to make of him?

Postby AcidRock23 » Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:37 pm

I'm not too optimistic about his return as disc issues can be challenging to resolve. Even if he is medically cleared, I am not 100% confident that he will be raking the same way. It will also probably take a while to get back in the groove? I certainly HOPE he comes right back but I will believe it when it happens.
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