Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET
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|2013-03-22||2013-10-31||60-DL||223||162||Right||Elbow||Recovery From Surgery||Tommy John Surgery||2013-03-15||-|
|2013-02-12||2013-03-22||Camp||38||0||Right||Elbow||Surgery||Tommy John Surgery and Bone Spur||2013-03-15||-|
|2012-08-31||2012-10-23||15-DL||53||31||Right||Elbow||Sprain||Ulnar Collateral Ligament||-||-|
|2012-03-10||2012-03-14||Camp||4||0||Right||Shoulder||Soreness||Near Shoulder Blade||-||-|
|2011-04-12||2011-05-22||15-DL||40||37||Left||Thumb||Fracture||Sliding Into Base||-|
|2007-09-19||2007-09-30||DTD||11||10||Low Back||Cartilage Injury||Bulging Disc||-|
2019 Preseason Forecast
Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET
|2014-08-06 16:30:00 (link to chat)||What other position players do you want to see pitch|
(Michael from CT)
|Rafael Furcal, Jean Segura, Delmon Young, Babe Ruth, but he's dead. (Cespedes Family BBQ)|
|2012-11-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Hi again, Mr. Luhnow-for-a-day-elsewhere. Trading Tulo and CarGo is an interesting idea, but for what? Simply try to stockpile as many power arms as possible? (Example: Tulo for Trevor Rosenthal, keeping in mind Rafael Furcal's dubious health. Who hangs up first, and what throw-ins might make the trade work?)|
(BillJohnson from New Mexico)
|Not necessarily just pitchers -- stockpile as many legit future big-leaguers as possible. That's what I feel like Luhnow has done in HOU. If you know you can't compete for at least 3 years, sell off everything that has value now but won't in 3 years (or whatever your time horizon is). Get stuff back that will have value in 3 to 6 years (or whatever).
Tulo for Rosenthal straight up seems like a massive overpay for Rosenthal. (Ian Miller)
|2011-09-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Hi Jay,
Looking at the Rays still in the pennant race, if they happen to miss out, how much blame can be placed on Friedman's refusal or reluctance to call up a few players (i.e. Jennings and Moore) who were obviously better than some of the guys they carried earlier (i.e. Sam Fuld)? Some people I know have been highly critical of Friedman, going so far as to accuse him of being incapable of making the right decisions to be able to win in the short-term when they are needed. While I don't agree with that explicitly, I'm wondering how good of a job you think Friedman has done this year, given those criticisms for not calling up better young players sooner in the season?|
(Erik from Longwood, FL)
|For as much as we laud their smarts in the grand scheme of things, the Rays' front office has made this year's squad's task harder than it needed to be. As popular and swell a guy as Sam Fuld may be, he should have been riding pine once his early-season hot streak ended, while Desmond Jennings played left field; instead Jennings languished at Durham until late July. The Moore decision is a more complicated one in that the Rays don't have a rotation spot for him and they have to mind the innings total of a 22-year-old, but as several have pointed out, he could have been doing Andy Sonnanstine's job if nothing else. As Kevin Goldstein argued (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=15036), the Rays probably should have been more aggressive in dealing to improve this season as well; even taking a flier on Rafael Furcal would have helped. (Jay Jaffe)|
|2010-09-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)||I have Starlin Castro($3) and Elvis Andrus($9) in a keeper league and can only keep one, would you keep one over the other or neither?
(Mike from Chicago)
|Starlin Castro every day, Mike. I have a giant fantasy crush on Castro, and was psyched when someone dealt him to me on a team I am rebuilding. He's 20 years old and has shown a ton of ability at the plate--I expect some more growth out of him. Rob McQuown and I have had this conversation a lot, but he reminds us of Rafael Furcal in a lot of ways (except Castro is at this point actually as young as he says he is) (Marc Normandin)|
|2010-02-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)||The Dodgers' infield bats seem pretty mediocre going into Spring Training. Do we have any reason to be optimistic? Or should I figure they'll be flashing great leather (will they?) and that makes it a good tradeoff?|
(Karl B from Philly)
|OK, here's the glass half full scenarios:
• James Loney will rebound from a couple of lousy years because his extreme L/R and Home/Road splits have been flukes.
• Blake DeWitt will claim the 2B job with a hot spring, and get by well enough, particularly with Jamie Carroll as his late-inning defensive caddy.
• Another year removed from back surgery, Rafael Furcal will be in good enough shape to flash his near-MVP form.
• Casey Blake hitting in the NL is just one more cue as to how wide the disparity is between leagues.
I don't believe all of those, and I don't know how many of them I actually do believe, but there's your rose-tinted-glasses scenario. At the very least, yes, they should be good defensively, though 2B is a concern. (Jay Jaffe)
|2010-02-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)||JJ How Ya doing???
Everth Cabrera ??
The Next Furcal ?
or just a guy ?|
(Jim from Philly)
|Cabrera had a nice little season for the Padres last year, particularly for a Rule 5 pick who had never played above High-A. Furcal comes up as one of his PECOTA comps (Jimmy Rollins, Wally Backman, Rafael Furcal and Bip Roberts are the top four in the current weighted means spreadsheet). I'm not convinced Cabrera's got the plate discipline to match Furcal (who's not all that great in that regard) (Jay Jaffe)|
|2009-12-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)||First off, have you played Demon's Souls and, if so, thoughts? The most frustratingly awesome game I've played in a long while (and I mean that in a good way). Secondly, what are your thoughts of a 'challenge trade' between the Dodgers and Mets: Mets get Russ Martin, Rafael Furcal and Juan Pierre; Dodgers get back Jose Reyes and The Contract Formerly Known As Luis Castillo.|
(Silv from NY, NY)
|Demon's Souls is in my top three of all games I have played this year, alongside Uncharted 2 and New Super Mario Bros. Wii. It's my pick for RPG of the year, and it should get recognition as a legitimate Game of the Year candidate, but I haven't written those articles for Blast quite yet.
I think Reyes will rebound, and I'm pretty sure the Mets feel the same way. I'm not so sure about Russ Martin, just because I wonder if he really was beaten into the ground by starting all of the time like everyone used to joke/worry he would be. I wouldn't do if if I were the Mets, but I would immediately make this move if I were the Dodgers. (Marc Normandin)
|2008-12-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)||S.I.'s Jon Heyman is reporting that the Yanks have signed Teixeira.|
(David from Sonoma State University, CA)
|If true that would be a big triumph for the Yankees, because they would have landed the best pickings from both halves of the market (and elected to put Swisher in an outfield corner). That said, I'm still laughing over the rush to assess Rafael Furcal's impact on the Braves. (Christina Kahrl)|
|2008-12-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)||How concerned should A's fans be about signing Rafael Furcal to something like a 4-year deal worth $48 million, or something like that? Besides the fact that he hasn't had a healthy and productive season since 2006, the A's would also be getting his age 31 through 34 seasons. Surely better than Bobby Crosby (and anything on the farm), but seems like this potential signing would have a lot of risk.|
(Dave from Chicago)
|Agree completely. Furcal is high-risk, high-reward, but when it comes to the first half of the equation, tThe A's have an awful track record in assessing risk when it comes to player health, and perhaps in their health department entirely. Crosby, Chavez, Harden, Mulder... if they bite on Furcal, it's got the potential to blow up in their faces several times over. (Jay Jaffe)|
|2008-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)||As Marc mentioned in his article today, the A's need to go after Rafael Furcal hard. Let's say he does sign in the 3/30 range or so. The Angels lose both K-Rod and Tex and played way over their heads with run differential as it was. A's have a shot at pushing the Angels next year?|
(TLivingston from Sonoma, CA)
|Kudos to Marc for another solid effort at BP.com. The thing I like about Marc, besides the nifty beard, which makes him look closer to 14 than his actual age of 13, is his cerebral approach. He's all about the evidence. Things are still too much in flux to make a ruling on the Angels--I don't think Arte Moreno takes his defections lying down and will spend some bucks to keep the team competitive... And little things like run differential have never troubled the Angels. It's easy to forget that the A's WERE pushing the Angels a bit this year before all the trades, but even with Furcal, I don't know if the offense will perk up enough -- there's just so much work to be done there, even with Holliday. I also don't know which Furcal you get. He's not the most consistent offensive player. (Steven Goldman)|
|2008-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Are there any good comps to Todd Helton's back surgery and rehab? The man knows his strike zone, but is there a chance any of that power returns?|
(jlewando from dc)
|Rafael Furcal is a pretty good one. Hardly the same player or type, but showed that a player can come back to level pretty quickly. Helton's fast becoming Sean Casey, which isn't a bad thing, just not what he's being paid to be. (Will Carroll)|
|2008-10-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Why will my Dodgers beat the Phillies in the NLCS? Who would you rather have long-term: Billingsley or Hamels?|
(Joey Fatone from Hollywood)
|The Dodgers are a much scarier team than their record indicates, thanks to their midseason additions and the return of Rafael Furcal to the fold. I think they have the better and more complete team right now, so I'm looking for them to come away the winners.
As for Billingsley versus Hamels, I'm a big fan of the Cole Train, but Billingsley's grew a lot as a pitcher this year. I think long-term, I'd go with Bills. (Marc Normandin)
|2008-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)||It appears from reports that Rafael Furcal is playing well however he has been playing second, any reason for that?|
(BH from Los Angeles)
|Furcal's at second because the Dominican League teams are stocked with shortstops, so he's been willing to move to the other side of the keystone. Question is, is that the strongest arm that's ever played at second? It's like bringing an MX missile to a paintgun fight. (Derek Jacques)|
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