Hold the phone: Furcal still talking to Dodgers

Ned Colletti just informed me that “we have had many conversations today on the subject of Rafael Furcal” and that “I can’t tell you if it’s dead or not. I can only tell you that his people continue to engage me in conversation as if it’s not, and I have been assured by them that it’s not.” What is clear here is that somebody, either the Dodgers or the Braves, is being lied to by Furcal and his people, because the reports out of Atlanta and nationally have this as a done deal pending a physical. Ned still won’t say whether the Dodgers have offered to guarantee the third year, but if they’re still in on Furcal, it’s pretty obvious that they have because the Braves’ alleged done deal is for three years and an option.