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Furcal can be top-five shortstop again

Updated: December 18, 2008, 2:56 PM ET
By Eric Karabell

So after a very messy set of negotiations where it appeared he might be headed back to Atlanta, Rafael Furcal appears to be returning to the Dodgers after all. And thus opens up a very interesting debate over his fantasy value heading into 2009.

Furcal hit .357 in 2008, so there's little question what kind of performer he is capable of being. The scrappy shortstop hits for average, normally has some pop and steals many bases, all from a premium position. What's not to like?

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