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Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

Posted on: December 16, 2010 11:49 pm
Edited on: December 16, 2010 11:58 pm
 
Renteria "That offer from the Giants was a lack of respect. A total disrespect," Edgar Renteria told ESPN Deportes' Enrique Rojas on Thursday.

Renteria was speaking about the Giants' $1 million offer to be the backup infielder for San Francisco.

"To play for a million dollars, I'd rather stay with my private business and share more time with my family," he said. "Thank God I'm well off financially and my money is well invested."

(Raise your hand if you'd like to play for a million...)

Renteria just won another World Series ring with the Giants, although he missed part of the season due to injury and hit just .276/.322/.374 in 267 plate appearances with iffy defensive results.

However, Renteria was instrumental in the World Series run, nabbing the MVP award. He has considered retirement but is willing to return to San Francisco or other former teams in the Cardinals and Marlins. Florida is reported to have some interest, but it is not known whether the Marlins are the other team to offer a deal -- but the other offer wasn't to his satisfaction either.

"I have received at least another offer since I was a free agent, but it wasn't what I'm looking for to continue playing," Renteria said. "If I got a good offer, I'm playing, and if not, it's better to stay at home."

Renteria's likely staying home, because no team is going to pay a breaking down, aging player more than a million or two to backup. And to Renteria's credit, he's had a strong enough career that he doesn't have to accept any deal not to his liking.

-- Evan Brunell

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Comments

Since: Nov 3, 2009
Posted on: December 18, 2010 11:36 pm
 

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

mischanova, I respect your critique regarding the name of Felipe Lopez that I used in my post regarding Renteria feeling disrespected
about the $1M offer by the Giants. That was totally correct on your point to bring that to my attention. I actually meant Cody Ross to be added to the players that contributed to the NLDS, NLCS, and the WS, along with Renteria, Uribe, and Posey. Of course there were others, regardless of their overall batting average, but the above listed players were clutch when it counted. And, remember, I was only trying to reference everyday players, because we know how great their pitching was in the playoffs.

By the way, for the record, and I've checked numberous sources on the Giants General Manager spelling of his last name. It is Sabean,
not SABean. Since, I did not go back and check my post, hopefully we both have it right now, even without the "CAPS". As for Renteria, I still say "Pay The Man". If you know baseball as it is now, not back in the day, I believe without question he deserves more than $1M, even if it is for one year. Having played professional baseball, I know the game and the economics behind it. In many ways you are right as many of our friends in CBS Sports land who've expressed their doubt about Renteria getting a $1M offer. But remember, we're talking
baseball 2011, which includes TV packages, and so much more, including the fact that season ticket sales for the WS Champs will dramatically increse this upcoming season.

Peace out and Happy Holidays to you and your family.    



Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: December 18, 2010 8:54 pm
 

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

The only thing monster-sized about Edgar Renteria in the last two seasons has been his contract. He didn't feel that he'd disrespected the Giants for taking their money and being so sloppy that he got benched. He didn't feel that he'd disrespected the owners, managers, players, and the game by taking that money while he was sitting on his laurels and watching the early advance of the middle-age spread. My words for Edgar: be grateful. You got $16 million from the Giants when no one else was buying. Shut up and decide whether you want to play or not. The game moves on and it certainly doesn't care about your feelings.



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: December 18, 2010 4:05 pm
 

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

Yeh Gus, that's the way it works. If ed wants to start his own league, then his own team, then market his jersey he could reap all the additional profits. I thought when atheletes signed multimillion dollar contracts that was part of it..... oh wait, now he makes millions and expects to get more on top of that.

It's idiots like you that keep defending these guys and allow this crap to continue to go on.



Since: Jan 31, 2010
Posted on: December 18, 2010 3:13 pm
 

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

Just a million? He is WAY over-rated. I think it is time for you to retire.



Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: December 18, 2010 2:58 pm
 

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

A season without Edgar Rentaria??? How will the baseball world get by?

If Ed feels that disrespected, then stay the hell home, we will manage.



Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2010 1:12 pm
 

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

Murph and Mac made a great point the other day on their show when they suggested that Renteria should look at the offer as the completion of a 3 year $19 million deal.


I completely agree with that sentiment. Let's face it, even with his World Series performance, he was not worth the $9 million a year the Giants paid him the last two years. Some may argue he was not worth that much BEFORE they signed him to that awful contract.



Since: Sep 9, 2007
Posted on: December 18, 2010 12:51 pm
 

Edgar SHOULD feel dissed!

I was in a Giants DugOut store in Daly City yesterday and there were 100 people buying $100 jerseys and $40 hats. Why?  Because Edgar led the Giants to victory. He should feel disrespected.  They are making a million dollars a day right now because of what he did.  Untried rookies get $450,00 minimum guaranteed.  Please.  The Giants pay Vida Blue $200,000 a year to be a goodwill ambassador at various events, what did he ever do for the Giants?  They should've offered Edgar a lifetime contract. THANK YOU EDGAR and GOOD LUCK!




Since: Sep 9, 2007
Posted on: December 18, 2010 12:50 pm
 

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

I was in a Giants DugOut store in Daly City yesterday and there were 100 people buying $100 jerseys and $40 hats. Why?  Because Edgar led the Giants to victory. He should feel disrespected.  They are making a million dollars a day right now because of what he did.  Untried rookies get $450,00 minimum guaranteed.  Please.  The Giants pay Vida Blue $200,000 a year to be a goodwill ambassador at various events, what did he ever do for the Giants?  They should've offered Edgar a lifetime contract. THANK YOU EDGAR and GOOD LUCK!



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: December 18, 2010 11:21 am
 

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

If Obama makes $450,000 a year then he is grossly overpaid......



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: December 18, 2010 10:55 am
 

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

Then take the other offer loser. Thanks for explaining how well off you are..... As a fan I feel TOTALLY DISRESPECTED that my well earned money I pay for a ticket is a joke to you. Get a life

What a joke some of these atheletes are today. They have no clue how the real world even functions.


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