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Carlos Guillen retires

Posted on: March 6, 2012 12:28 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Former All-Star Carlos Guillen will retire, the Mariners announced on Twitter.

Guillen, 36, signed a minor-league deal with the Mariners in February after eight seasons in Detroit. He started his career in Seattle, but had his best years in Detroit. Guillen made three All-Star teams and finished 10th in MVP voting in 2006.

The infielder finishes his career with a .285/.355/.443 line in parts of 14 seasons in the big leagues, wracking up 1,331 hits.

Guillen hit just 124 homers in the big leagues, but it's his 123rd homer that may have been the most memorable. He hit a homer off of Angels starter Jered Weaver last July 31 and his celebration prompted Weaver to throw at the head of Alex Avila.

Watch the next-to-last homer of Guillen's career (and its aftermath) here:

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Since: Nov 18, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2012 4:23 pm

Carlos Guillen retires

galf- On Weaver Wink

Since: Mar 6, 2012
Posted on: March 6, 2012 4:16 pm

Carlos Guillen retires

Yeah, that is why someone with a SN of "anti-donkey" would still bother to watch and root for teams whose professional sports players belong to UNIONS, hypocrite much?

Oh and btw, Weaver threw @ the Tigers' catcher Alex Avila's head, and not Magglio Ordonez OR Carlos Guillen, both of whom Weaver claimed were gloating and showboating after hitting their homers, when only Guillen purposely had done so.

Since: Mar 5, 2010
Posted on: March 6, 2012 4:10 pm

Carlos Guillen retires

Great comments throughout. Love the love that Weave is getting....and deservedly so. Great pitcher, very talented. If only punks like him still had to stand in a batters box. That would be a story.

Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2012 4:07 pm

Carlos Guillen retires

Baseball players now a days are a bunch of pansies.  Ty Cobb would sharpen his spikes and slide at your knees or ankles.  Pitches back in the 30s, 40s, and 50s would throw at players that did well against them to try and get inside their head and throw them off their game.  And they didnt have helmets back them.  You didnt hear guys complain. 

You crowd the plate and you get hit you knew it was your bad.  Now a days these players cry about pitchers throwing at them when they crowd the plate.  Its stupid. 

For all the people saying Weaver is a D bag are hypocrites.  Guillen is just as much a D bag as Weaver is.  

Since: Feb 10, 2009
Posted on: March 6, 2012 3:48 pm

Carlos Guillen retires

I really liked Guillen and thanx for some real solid years in Detroit and congrats on your career. best wishes in retirement

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2012 3:19 pm

Carlos Guillen retires

I'm a big fan of Carlos Guillen.  You always knew you would get a quality at bat out of him.  The fact that this writer thinks he will be remembered for a show boat routine shows his bias.  Weaver had it comin the entire game. 

Carlos will be managing in the majors in a very short time, his knowledge and instincts will make him a great manager.  I hope the Tigs hire him after Leyland is gone.

Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2012 3:12 pm

Carlos Guillen retires

No, they should have to hold a bat themselves and face the opposing pitcher after throwing at someone.

Since: Mar 5, 2012
Posted on: March 6, 2012 3:00 pm

Carlos Guillen retires

There is alot more to this story than what was written by this so-called "reporter". Turns out Weaver was acting like a complete jackass for pretty much the whole game after he went off on Ordonez for hitting a homer off him several innings before. Guillen got ahold of one and did the major showboat routine to show up Weaver because he (Weaver I mean) is such a jerk. Never in the 8 plus years I have watched Guillen play did I ever see him do anything close to this before.

Jared Weaver is a good picher but a big head-case. His brother was the same way. And, oh, by the way, Weaver lost that game to who else? Verlander. I think maybe the Tigers will keep him and let the Angels keep Nut-Boy Weaver.

Since: Mar 6, 2012
Posted on: March 6, 2012 2:54 pm

Carlos Guillen retires

Carlos was an amazing baseball player who in my opinion never really reached his full potentiall due to injuries.  Still, many, many great years with the Tigers (best baseball club in the world) and lots of memories made.  Thanks Carlos! 

P.S.  Weaver is a D-bag.

Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2012 2:39 pm

Carlos Guillen retires

Yea, pitchers should let these jerks step up with their body armor and crowd the plate then piss and moan when someone goes Bob Gibson smokes one up under their chin. Then they should have to watch punks like Rickey Henderson, Bryce Harper or Manny Ramirez show boat. You never saw Nolan Ryan, Tom Seaver, Steve Carlton, or Bob Gibson show someone up other than making them look like 8 year old girls at the plate. Now every jerk off with a bat and a locker full of juice wants to be Mr Sensational on SportsCenter. Do it like Marcus Allen, boys. Act like you have been there before.

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