Many of us here really wanted to see the Reds pursue Rafael Furcal as the answer to this team’s shortstop woes. While it looks like Furcal is going to sign somewhere soon, it doesn’t appear that the Reds were ever in the running, or even made any effort.

If Furcal ends up signing with the Braves, as reports are indicating, I’d love to get my hands on Yunel Escobar, who started at SS for Hot-lanta last year. The kid can play.