But, regardless of the rumors that Renteria has signed with the Giants, the team is still denying it ... which makes it awfully odd that when Raffy made his way out to the West Coast to eat lunch with Billy Beane, he didn't even bother to swing by Brian Sabean's office.
The two went to lunch and Beane gave Furcal a tour of the area. Furcal's agent, Paul Kinzer, said one day earlier that Furcal hoped to narrow his options down to two teams this week.
Furcal did not swing by the Giants' park while he was in the area. Kinzer said the shortstop, who has spent his entire career in the National League, already is familiar with San Francisco and wanted to see Oakland and the Coliseum because he has not spent much time there.
Hmmm. That's weird. I didn't realize "familiar" was a synonym for "uninterested". Whatever though, I suppose it's entirely possible that Furcal could ink with the Giants, but I also think it's more likely, um, unlikely that he does. Yes, whatever that means. Seriously, though, let's just wrap this up, Beane, and make sure the Giants get the oldest free agents possible. I don't want to live in a world where Sabean
wins with young talent.
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