Rafael Furcal is going to be an Atlanta Brave once again. After passing a physical (MLB’s way of saying that they’re tying a bow on a finished deal) Furcal will begin his second stint with the Atlanta Braves at age 31.
The deal is rumored to be a three year deal, and it could be used to put Furcal as the second basement (Yunel Escobar is a highly touted shortstop prospect) but it gives the Bravos an igniter at the top of that lineup.
We’ve always thought that Furcal would have been an awesome player to have in the lineup as a baseball fan. The guy drives pitchers mad on the basepaths and if you walk him he’s one of the few guys in the game anymore that makes a free pass hurt.
If Furcal is healthy, he’ll be a candidate to win the Comeback Player of the Year Award this coming season.