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Coppermine wrote:Rumor has it the Mets are pursuing Rafael Furcal to play second base next year and providing a nice one-two punch at the top of the order. The Mets need a better on-base-percentage from the top of the order, and Furcal and Reyes are pretty equal as far as speed is concerned.
He is an excellent fielder, and can play second... although it would kind of be a waste of his awesome canon. Personally I don't care for Furcal because 1.) He's a Brave and 2.) He has a horse-face, but I can make an exception if he switches over.
On the down side, it doesn't look like Konerko wants to leave Chicago. Buzzkill!!!
tcliff4 wrote:i'm wary of the move for a couple reasons. but most of all, because I think beltran would be a great fit batting second. he prospered at that spot in houston and would have a chance to steal and set the table for floyd, wright, and whoever the mets bring in. Which leads to the other point - the Mets need a slugger much more than they need another speed guy. Yeah, Furcal would be great and he and Reyes would cause all sorts of havoc on the bases, but it prob won't generate as many runs as bringing in a Konerko type. With so many holes to fill in their team, I'd rather see them sign a closer and a slugger and give the Hernandez kid a chance at second.
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