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Postby sixer03fan » Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:06 am

what's the latest news on him? coming back this year?
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Postby BALCO All-Stars » Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:23 am

Latest notes from yahoo:

Aug 7 The Los Angeles Times reports Los Angeles Dodgers SS Rafael Furcal and his agent have expressed a desire to stay with the club following the 2008 season. KFFL


Aug 2 Furcal (back surgery) will attempt to return when rosters expand on September 1, the Dodgers' official site reports.

Recommendation: There is certainly no guarantee Furcal will be back at all this year, but his return would be a huge boost to the Dodgers' chances at winning a postseason series for the first time since 1988. Furcal's return could also result in more playing time for Andre Ethier as manager Joe Torre would have that speed he likes at the top of the order with Furcal.
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Re: rafael furcal?

Postby dweenmachine » Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:13 am

Hmmm, will he make a comeback this year? :-?

I had an open DL spot, so I stashed him hoping that he might contribute... we'll see though.

From Yahoo:
Wed, Aug 13 Ken Gurnick, of MLB.com, reports Los Angeles Dodgers SS Rafael Furcal (back) has started baseball related activities, according to manager Joe Torre.
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Re: rafael furcal?

Postby wildbill » Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:32 am

Even if he came back as early as september 1st, he probably wouldn't be productive right away. Best case you might get 2 or 3 weeks of decent or better production out of him IMO.
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Postby RedSoxNation04 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:32 pm

If he comes back healthy, he gives the Dodgers another very important bat as well as great speed in their lineup. With the division up for grabs, you gotta think they want him back, but only if he's 100% ready to go...gotta watch and see how this unfolds for now unfortunately...
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Postby quitesanemax » Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:49 am

wildbill wrote:Even if he came back as early as september 1st, he probably wouldn't be productive right away. Best case you might get 2 or 3 weeks of decent or better production out of him IMO.


Those two or three weeks during the H2H playoffs. If you have a spot in the playoffs sown up, it might be worth stashing him away. Someone in my league fighting for a spot in the playoffs just dropped him. I have an extra DL spot, I think I'll stash him away if I can get him.
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Postby claudish21 » Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:00 pm

looks like it could be a platoon at SS if Furcal comes back

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-dodfyi23-2008aug23,0,2501691.story
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Postby djxskillz » Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:41 pm

i just dropped him as i am currently 6th place and i need to make the playoffs and stashed percival on the dl. what a bust:(
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Postby BitterDodgerFan » Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:53 pm

safe to drop him now that he'll be splitting time even if he comes back? had him stashed all year and to hear he'll platoon totally sux.
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Re: rafael furcal?

Postby claudish21 » Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:44 pm

Here's some more info

Aug 23 Furcal hopes to return to the Dodgers' lineup when rosters expand Sept. 1, if not sooner, according to the team's official Web site.

Advice: Furcal had surgery in July to relieve pressure on a disk in his lower back, and has been undergoing physical therapy. "I don't want to come back and feel anything after I play awhile," Furcal told the team site at the start of August. "I want to get everything to feel all right, 100 percent. Back surgery is a bad thing and I don't want to rush." Furcal was hitting .366 (46-for-134) with five homers and 16 RBIs in 32 games before he was injured in early May.
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