Braves President: Furcal Negotiations Despicable

It’s just Rafael Furcal we’re talking about, but Atlanta Braves president John Schuerholz is so livid with Furcal’s agency over the negotiation of his free agent deal that he’s vowed to never do business with the agent ever again.

Rafael Furcal

(Furcal is putting this jersey back on again, much to the chagrin of the Braves)

That might be a little bit difficult, considering that the lead agent in the Wasserman Media Group is the formidable Arn Tellem. According to Schuerholz, the Braves had a verbal deal with Furcal on a three-year, $30 million contract (with a vesting option), but when the team faxed paperwork finalizing the terms that Furcal was supposed to sign, Wasserman agent Paul Kinzer took that form to the Dodgers and used it as leverage. As your probably know, Furcal ended up signing with the Dodgers. Schuerholz then unloaded on the agency.

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