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Cooner wrote:if so, i'm pretty sure it would be Betemit taking Chipper's spot at 3rd- he's been seeing all the time there when Chipper sat. I don't see Marte getting much action except as a utility guy.
Krunk City King$ wrote:Rafael Furcal - Shortstop
Rafael Furcal's disappointing season could mean he sits in place of Wilson Betemit at some point, and it doesn't help that his sore shoulder is making it difficult for him to bat left-handed.
The Braves called up prospect Andy Marte who could take over third base full time while Chipper Jones is out with a foot injury, while Betemit, who has played well this year, could get time at short. Furcal is hitting just .221 and has an OBP of .275, which is not what you're looking for out of your leadoff hitter. Jun. 7 - 8:49 am et
Krunk City King$ wrote:there are rumblings here (in atlanta) that the braves might package furcal (and a couple of others) and try to trade for miguel bautista or a bat after the all-star break.
Drunken Rhino wrote:This looks like it has turned into a Furcal thread...
After 5 complete seasons career highs are as follows:
130 R (03) 61 RBI (03) 15 HR (03) 40 SB (00) .295 AVG (00) .394 OBP (00).
Not exactly great numbers but not terrible either. It seems he's become less patient at the plate drawing fewer walks and trying to hit for more power which is exactly what he shouldn't be doing. Maybe trading him for a CL & OF is the thing to do at this point and let Betemit play SS to see what the kid can do.
Though living in ATL, I'm against it and would like to see Furcal's avg & OBP climb for the rest of the season.
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