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Renteria not retiring

Posted on: November 6, 2010 8:10 pm
Edited on: November 6, 2010 8:16 pm
Edgar Renteria
More news breaking in Spanish today, as reported that World Series MVP Edgar Renteria has decided to return for at least one more season. Renteria had contemplated going out on top after the Giants' victory.

"I'm staying. I feel that I still have a lot of baseball in my body," Renteria said by phone from his home in Miami. "[On] Monday I have a very important meeting with my agents to talk about my future, but I have already decided I will keep playing. That's all I can say until I meet with them."

The Giants did not pick up a $9.5 million option for next year, and Renteria will be free to negotiate with any other team starting at midnight Saturday night.

The 34-year-old shortstop batted .412 and drove in six runs in the World Series, including a three-run homer off Rangers ace Cliff Lee that accounted for all the Giants' runs in their clinching Game 5 victory. In the regular season, he batted .276/.332/.374, though he appeared in just 72 games and went on the disabled list three times.

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Jun 14, 2009
Posted on: November 8, 2010 2:01 pm

Renteria not retiring

I think the Giants should keep him one more year.

Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: November 8, 2010 8:55 am

Renteria not retiring

Don't forget Jerome Bettis.  He added on to his career rushing total getting in the middle of the top 10 all-time, won Super Bowl XL with the Steelers in his old hometown of Detroit, and then retired on top.

Since: Feb 11, 2008
Posted on: November 7, 2010 3:58 pm

Renteria not retiring

Well lets see here folks...Rent you had the opportunity to be Ray Bourque, John Elway...but you passed, which is a shame.

So lets take a look here folks this a guy that hits for a solid average, playable OBP, and a poor slugging percentage (though granted AT&T is a pitchers park, factor in the injuries and the general decline of a 34 year old player, and you've got yourself a $2-3 million short stop.  Which still seems like an awful lot of money to us mere mortals, but that's chump change to these athletes.

As for where he'll sign next season, we've got to take a look at teams that have other aging SS, or young SS with very little seasoning. 

Milwaukee Brewers- Last season Alcides Escobar was a disappointment being thrust into the full time SS role. Rent could mentor him and allievate some pressure on him.
St. Louis Cardinals- A reunion? Well he's better then Brendan Ryan.
San Diego Padres- Last season they split SS duties between, Everth Cabrera, Miguel Tejada and Jerry Hairston Jr.....Cabrera has pretty solid potential, and I'm pretty sure that Miggy isn't going to reup with the Padres this year, same could probably be said about Hairston. @ 2 mill, Rent could be a decent fit with the Padres....that is if Heath Bell doesn't cost them $8+ million through arbitration.

Just a few potential fits for Rent next season.

Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: November 7, 2010 3:20 pm

Renteria not retiring

If Renteria is smart he will re-sign with the Giants for less money than the 10 million on his option year. He is worth 2-3 million at best in today's market. Remember the Giants got huff for 3 million, and uribe for 4.5 million. Bottom line is the team loves him, and i think he will be back. Therefore he will be playing for competitive team, and not " a team in the shadows ". Remember uribe, and molina both tested the free agent markets last year and found no takers, and ended back up with the Giants.

Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: November 7, 2010 12:16 pm

Renteria not retiring

Pretty sure somebody has before..I'm just not gunna look that up right now

Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: November 7, 2010 11:33 am

Renteria not retiring

That's a shame. Ego gets in the way of the perfect storybook ending here. Renteria could go out in a fashion similar to Elway - champion, World Series hero. Instead, he'll hang in there too long, probably playing once a week for a team that finishes in the shadows as a player who is a shadow of his prime ability. Follow that sunset, Edgar, it is calling your name.

Since: Nov 5, 2008
Posted on: November 7, 2010 9:43 am

Renteria not retiring

Giants will not resign Renteria. Maybe he will finish with Florida but I think if the Giants were going to sign him, they wouldn't have given him his buyout of only 550,000.00 (only right?)....................He was a great Giant in the club house and helped push all the latin kids in the dugout throuhgout the season. If I were Edgar I would go out as World sereis MVP and a home run, who else has done that????? No one.

Since: Oct 31, 2007
Posted on: November 6, 2010 10:25 pm

Renteria not retiring

As a supporter of the Lions, it's a safe bet he pulls for the Tigers too, where, incidentally, Renteria was a monumental flop. Just saying.

Since: Oct 31, 2007
Posted on: November 6, 2010 10:21 pm

Renteria not retiring

Lumpoco, seriously?? It is hard to detect tone in a post, so I can't tell if you are being ignorant or sarcastic. Based on your comparison of Renteria's physical traits with Livan Hernandez, I'll assume ignorant. Renteria is 34 years old, so he won't be getting a long term deal. Check your facts bro: the Giants didn't sign him away from St. Louis....he played for Atlanta, Boston, and Detroit SINCE he left the Cardinals in '05.

Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: November 6, 2010 10:06 pm

Renteria not retiring

Got to wonder if a return to Atlanta might be in order as a reserve.  I can't imaging Brooks Conrad and his frying pan glove will be warming a bench in the bigs next spring...  Renteria did thrive here.  While we sport an infield of Chipper, Freeman, Prado, Gonzolez with Infante as the uber utility, Renteria could be a great veteran presence to go with Hinske, Ross, and the afore mentioned Infante.

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