According to Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com, the Cardinals are "finishing up" a two-year contract with Rafael Furcal that will likely come in around $14 million. Furcal hit .255/.316/.418 with seven HR's in 215 PA's with the Cardinals last season after coming over from the Los Angeles Dodgers.With a slim shortstop market, the Cardinals needed to bring back Furcal. Jimmy Rollins is most likely to return to the Philadelphia Phillies and I don't think the Cardinals were going to give up what it would take to land Hanley Ramirez, plus I think they are smart enough to realize that Ramirez isn't a shortstop anymore.
Look for the Cardinals to continue to make moves like this in order to overcome the loss of Pujols. I could see them next signing Carlos Beltran and moving Lance Berkman to first base.
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