9:03am: Following yesterday’s implication from Kinzer that all offers for Furcal are for at least three years, Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times explains that the Dodgers offered two years plus a vesting option based on playing time. Though Ned Colletti said Furcal could exceed salary expectations if he hits incentives, Kinzer says the offer still falls short.
1:57am: ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick talked to Rafael Furcal’s agent Paul Kinzer, who expects his client to make a decision by the middle or end of next week. You know the suitors – the Dodgers, A’s, Royals, and Blue Jays. Yahoo’s Jeff Passan wrote yesterday that the Royals believe it will take a four-year, $44MM deal to sign Furcal.