Friday, April 18, 2008
Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal, who is a free agent after this season, hopes the Dodgers are interested in signing him long term. Dodgers GM Ned Colletti said: "We want him to be a Dodger, so at some point in time, we'll sit down and sort it out." But, Chin-Lung Hu appears ready to take over at shortstop everyday and prospect Ivan DeJesus Jr. will be up soon as well. The Dodgers have made some costly signings recently, and you would think they would take a chance on their young players instead. However, Furcal was not at full strength last season as he is this season and it is showing. He is hitting .407 with 2 HR and 7 RBI in 15 games this season, but he has made four errors.
Bottom line, he is an All-Star shortstop with playoff experience. The Dodgers need to keep his experience with the team. They could always trade him if Hu really does become that top shortstop he has been projected to be.