Phew, that's some bold up and downs. I agree that Furcal will return back in form and be in the 7-12 range of fantasy shortstops this coming season. I too noticed that spike in SB he had at the end of the year. If healthy, Furcal will hold a lot of value in later (much later) rounds. As far as Young goes, yeah he's a hit machine, but you can do better. I would be more inclined to put Julio Lugo ahead of Young, as Lugo will score more runs, have more RBIs, and more SB. Lugo, like many, many players there first year in Boston, suffered through a bit of "Fenway fright" during the '07 season, but I predict Boston will get out of him this year what they predicted from him last year. I would say .280 BA 10 HR 95 RBI 120 R 25 SB, which puts Micheal Young to shame, in fantasy terms.
Don't go along like a squaking parrot about how Hanley's production will be down without Miggy. We all know Cabrera's gone from the Marlin line-up. The thing is, with a talent like Hanley, it doesn't matter a whole lot about who he is surrounded with. I see Hanley's numbers staying the same, with an increase in power added and maybe a dip in SB. He's that good. The real question surrounding Hanley is whether or not he can stay healthy all year, as his owners last year remember the hammy and back-problems. Trust me, a healthy Hanley is a dangerous Hanley. This kid is the next big thing.
Which brings me to Edgar "I'm gonna try this AL thing again" Renteria. Not so sure I agree with your logic. If I'm Jim Leyland, my batting order 1-5 looks like this: Granderson, Renteria, Cabrera, Ordonez, Sheffeild. That's if Sheff is healthy. I see Renteria batting 2nd or fifth in this line-up, not towards the bottom. Even if I'm 100% wrong about where he bats, this is an AL line-up, where he could bat 7, 8, or 9 and the numbers are still going to follow. The only red flag I see with Renteria is his past AL stint, which was one of his worst years, fantasy wise.