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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: Jan 29, 2008
Posted on: December 17, 2010 5:40 pm

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

I have to disagree with you, he should be insulted.  Carl Crawford just signed for 20mil a year. Baseball is television entertainment. To say that he should be satisfied with his offer because of the offer is socialist.

Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: December 17, 2010 5:36 pm

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

As the author of the article said, Renteria has had a decent career and has already made a ton of money.  If $1 million a year isn't enough to make it worthwhile for him to play then fine, that's his prerogative.  I wish Edgar well in his retirement. 

But please Edgar...I don't want to hear you complain about being "disrespected" by a $1 million offer, and given the state of the economy I'm sure I'm not alone.   Again Edgar, I wish you well in retirement if that's what you choose to do. 

Go away if you must, but please go quietly. 

Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: December 17, 2010 5:06 pm

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

If you are playing for financial reasons at your age rather than because you love the game of baseball, then get out of the game. Nobody goes to games to see Edgar Renteria anyways, and if you retire, nobody will miss you. 

Since: Feb 6, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2010 4:58 pm

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

Dont get me wrong i do understand what his point was...BUT to say a MILLION DOLLARS IS NOTHING is not what athletes should be saying in this day n age! I do respect what Edgar as a man stands for as ive read so many great things about him but this comment im guessin he wishes he could take back! Come to the White Sox Edgar we could use you as a 3rd baseman!

Since: Oct 6, 2007
Posted on: December 17, 2010 4:58 pm

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

he should have to pay us for watching his garbage ass for years.  this guy wins 2 world series on 2 lucky base hits basically, and wins an MVP bc of 1 good game.  its a scam the Giants starting pitching didnt win the MVP, bc without it they dont win anything

Since: Jul 31, 2010
Posted on: December 17, 2010 4:43 pm

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

It seems like people are always on this guy's case.  As far as I know, he's one of a few who can say they delivered in the clutch.  I'd say about 90 percent, maybe less, of all professional athletes are stealing millions and millions.  Every sport names only one champion at the end of the season.  Most of the rest of the teams in each league are comprised of athletes who could care less about the game most of the time and just want to make the bucks.

Since: Dec 23, 2008
Posted on: December 17, 2010 4:40 pm

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

Renht A Wreck  Disrespected   HaHa  THat's Rich ..........  He Should Show Some Respect And Pay the RED SOX some of the money he STOLE  while playingg in Boston    !!!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: December 17, 2010 4:35 pm

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

>>>He needs to shut up.

He doesn't need to shut up. The USA still has freedom of speech - at least for some people....

In any event, he has the right to say what he wants. If what he says makes him look like an idiot, well, that's his perogrative, too.

Since: Jul 10, 2007
Posted on: December 17, 2010 4:26 pm

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

I agree that this guy has been stealing money for a few years now do to lackluster play. There are better players making the league minimum of $400,000...which by the way is what the President makes

Since: Mar 14, 2010
Posted on: December 17, 2010 4:19 pm

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

No the President does NOT make 1 mil in SALARY.  See here....

i/President_of_the_United_States (or any other place that you might Google.) 

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