Joe Stiglich of the Contra Costa Times has a few A’s rumors:
- Stiglich spoke with Rafael Furcal’s agent, Paul Kinzer, and heard that it will be the middle of next week at the earliest that Furcal decides where he’d like to sign. It no longer seems likely that Furcal will narrow his options down to two teams this weekend.
- In a poll earlier in the week, 32% of MLBTR readers said they expected Furcal to sign with the A’s, who had the most votes of any team by far.
- The Rockies are interested in free agent reliever Alan Embree, but the A’s are considering brining him back for another year.
- And the A’s are deciding whether to offer arbitration to Embree and Frank Thomas.