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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: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: December 17, 2010 9:08 am

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

So much for the "love of the game" crap we always hear, at least he's being honest, one million dollars is not worth his time and effort to "work" for six months.  Sure you were the MVP during the Series, but you forgot to mention that you did NOTHING during the season to help the team get there.  Stay home, say hello to the family and count the money you have in all your fantastic investments.  Good riddins!

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: December 17, 2010 9:05 am

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

Memo to Edgar:  I will gladly trade places with you this year.  You can take on the responsibilities of working and running my business year round, and I will play a little boys' game for eight or nine months at $1m with somebody paying for my meals, doing my laundry, and all those other little perks that come with being a MLB player.  One year is all I'm asking. 

Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: December 17, 2010 9:01 am

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

Stay home, then. Nice knowin' ya, your career's over, goodbye. You are so right. How can a person play baseball and only 'earning' $1mil. Welcome to the civilian world. I know that by the time I'm 65 that $1mil will be about my lifetime total, maybe a little more, but certainly not $2mil and I'll bet my job is more important, less fun, and more difficult than that of a baseball player.

Since: Sep 7, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2010 8:26 am

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

I feel disrespected.  My tigers paid him 10+ mil a year for squat.  He sucked for us and I dont think he feels he disrespected us.  He shouldve hired scott boras he probably wouldve gotten 8 mil.  I hate these guys some times.

Since: Sep 8, 2008
Posted on: December 17, 2010 7:10 am

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

This ' I feel 'disrespected' (Is disrespected even a legit word) himself rich (apparentlyphrase is  one of ignorance- Renteria may have little formal education but has become rich (apparently) through his ability at basbeball. His ocmment displays not only lackof education but social ignorance in the sense of obtuse self involved egotism. To the average fan a million dollars is hitting the jackpot. Renteria is ignorant of how his remark looks to the average fan.

He's pretty much a back up at this point- a bench warmer- Good sense suggests that any team with a propsepct of similar skills just employ the young player with upside and smaller immediate salary expectations.

Hopefully, renteria will stay out of the game and fade from public view.

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: December 17, 2010 3:39 am

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

Good for him.  He doesn't NEED the money, but if it were overwhelming he'd play.  If not, he'll move on.  If he feels disrespected, he's grossly overestimating his own ability and production at this stage of his career.  Still, a very solid, mature choice.

Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: December 17, 2010 2:41 am

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

I wish someone would "disrespect" me like that.

Since: Dec 13, 2008
Posted on: December 17, 2010 12:25 am

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

I will play for a million....naked!

Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: December 17, 2010 12:23 am

Renteria 'disrespected' by Giants' $1M offer

What a dick.

A million isn't enough?  Please.

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