A few sources are citing an article in El Caribe quoting Rafael Furcal, who says he has an offer from the Mets. He's currently leaning toward a deal with the A's, but just the fact that the Mets made an offer is fairly telling.
And this is only days after Omar Minaya said he's ready to go into 2009 with Luis Castillo as his second baseman.
Furcal has a four-year, $48 million contract offer from the A's. The LA Times writes "Furcal said he has also received a substantial offer from the New York Mets, who want him as a second baseman."
That would free up the Mets to package Aaron Heilman and Luis Castillo to Kansas City for Jose Guillen or David DeJesus. Works for me!
I still think Castillo should start packing his stuff. I don't think he'll make it to spring training with this team. I'd like Furcal, who has also had his fair share of injuries. I hope Minaya doesn't sign an older, injury prone second baseman to another long-term contract.