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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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Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: December 18, 2010 8:22 am

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

10% of Americans are out of work and struggling.  Have some class and respectfully decline the offer.  Is there really a need to scoff at a million dollar offer because your too good for that.  I liked watching him play, however, his professionalism is definately in question.

Since: Feb 11, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2010 1:56 am

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

Here's the real skinny IMHO, offering Renteria 1 million is an insult, obviously the Giants should not have made this offer.They don't want him, but be man enough Sabean and tell him " you are not in our plans". Would have been a lot more respectful to just say, we're letting you go. So what is SF management trying to do aside from placating some fans, well gee he was the MVP, that's right, not Lincecum, not Cain, but Edgar Rentaria  the 2010 World Series MVP. Tell me how much did the SF Giants pay Barry Zito last year, get a grip guys.

Since: Jul 6, 2007
Posted on: December 18, 2010 1:35 am

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

edgar, u sucked in boston    just retire!

Since: Apr 9, 2010
Posted on: December 18, 2010 1:12 am

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

The Don Rey, the President makes $450,000 per year with $50K being used for traveling and what not. Barack Obama makes more than that, but his salary is less than half of what Edgar Renteria considers a "disrespect".

Since: Jul 21, 2007
Posted on: December 17, 2010 11:51 pm

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

Mr. Renteria,
I, as a Tigers fan, feel disrespected how you failed to show up an entire season in Detroit. How about instead of playing for a Mil, you play for a dollar and actually produce for once in your career? Seems like since you left the Cardinals you've largely been a non-factor.

Then again, all you pro sports idiots make way too much money. Glad I don't have a major league stadium nearby. Aside from a couple players, the rest of your boneheads can take a hike!

Since: May 18, 2008
Posted on: December 17, 2010 11:48 pm

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

The Giants should feel "disprespected" by what they paid him vs. what they got from him the last couple of years.

He was hurt three times last year, and didn't do much during the regular season to earn that kind of money. Now, he DID hit a home run that was worth millions, so call that $8-9 million a wash for 2010. Remember, he barely made the postseason roster!

But going forward? A million is plenty.

Since: May 22, 2010
Posted on: December 17, 2010 11:48 pm

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

As one million is such bad money. Jeez. What is this sport coming to??

Since: Feb 11, 2008
Posted on: December 17, 2010 11:10 pm

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

Hey Guys,aside from all the posters making racist comments, that takes away about half of you.Tell me what is the minimum wage for a bench warming 4 th long reliever just out of the minors? You know the young kid with marginal MLB abilities, a specialist perhaps, a lefty assuredly, whom manges to pitch 15 innings in a season, with mixed results,  or usually used in a losing blowout.
 Derek Jeter. how much you say?
Renteria I guess didn't have a clause in his contract if he won the World Series MVP, Jeter probably has one for $ 5 million.
Agree with many of you , if you love the game, but if the game does not love you back. Disagree with San Francisco Giants fans whom seem so sure they would have won anyway, only shows your ignorance of the game.Oops one little dribbler between the wickets, Billy Buckner, yet you can take away Renteria's game winning hits, for what? $ 1 million for a veteran, yeah he should stay home.Would you go to your job being payed two dollars an hour, just on a miminum wage aspect , that pro-rata is about right.
 Not saying the type of money Jeter is making, but in today's day and age should have been at least 3 million.

Since: Dec 17, 2010
Posted on: December 17, 2010 10:31 pm

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

When a player at his age cares how much money he's geting obviously thats when its time to retire. 

Since: Dec 13, 2008
Posted on: December 17, 2010 10:26 pm

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

In baseball terms, not real life, he's right.  The Tigers just gave Magglio Ordonez $10million for one season, what do you think Renteria(a World Series MVP) is worth...I would rather have him then Renteria is worth $20million a season then!

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