Wednesday November 16, 2011
According to sources at the MLB General Managers meetings in Milwaukee, the San Diego Padres made a two offer to 34 year old former Dodgers and Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal. While the exact terms are not known, the offer was reportedly for 2 years/$15 million with an option year.
Furcal's agent, Paul Kinzer has been pretty firm about wanting 3 years, but will likely take two years with an option. Especially if it is an option with a vesting clause.
The Padres are one of 6 teams that have shown serious interest in Furcal.
Interesting move to say the least for a low budget team not expected to contend in 2012.