slomo007 wrote:If it really comes down to Giles or Furcal, I would sign Furcal and not think twice. However, that's not comparing him to much as I am not a big Marcus Giles fan. He is too much of an injury risk due to his all-out attitude. Plus, Furcal is a much better defender and is among the absolute best defensive SS in the league.
while i agree with you that this is a potentially liability for FLB, it can be a great thing to have in a guy in real baseball. that kind of attitude inspires hard work in other players and means he'll make some plays that others won't get to.
he's always been one of the "leaders by example" on that team, and i think losing him for the sometimes-erratic furcal loses a lot of "hussle points".