Tag:Edgar Renteria
Posted on: December 6, 2010 8:02 pm
Edited on: December 6, 2010 8:49 pm

Monday night Winter Meetings notes

Winter Meetings Day 1 of the Winter Meetings is quieting down as most media are either posting their end-of-day wraps or schmoozing in the lobby.

While many prepare for dinner and drinks, here's the latest...
  • It's a done deal: J.J. Putz has signed to close for the Diamondbacks at two years and $10 million. In one day, GM Kevin Towers has acquired three relievers. Sounds just like him.
  • Twelve -- count 'em, 12 -- have inquired on reliever Taylor Buchholz as the Providence Journal reports. The righty was one of the better relief pitchers in 2008 but has struggled with injuries the last two seasons. Buchholz was shipped from Colorado to Toronto late in 2010 and then to the Red Sox after the season. Boston then non-tendered him and would like to bring him back but the Sox will have quite the competition to work against.
  • Rays GM Andrew Friedman had a busy first day behind the scenes, even if he didn't get anything done. But enough groundwork has been laid, as he "wouldn't be surprised" to swing a trade or two by the end of the Winter Meetings, as the St. Petersburg Times relays. He needs to rebuild a bullpen and complement the offense.
  • Speaking of rebuilding the bullpen, Friedman believes he can convince reliever J.P. Howell to rejoin the Rays on a contract by the end of the week as the Times adds.
  • AOL Fanhouse's Ed Price notes that six to eight teams are interested in reliever D.J. Carrasco, who has been among the most underrated relievers the last two seasons in this humble scribe's opinion. The Mets are one such team interested.
  • Edgar Renteria appears in an Associated Press story out of Columbia and via MLB Trade Rumors , is saying there are "three options" for a 2011 deal. All options are in the NL and one of the teams is the Giants, who are thought to be interested in Renteria as a backup infielder. Renteria has said previously that he would like to end his career playing for the Cardinals or Marlins, so those could be the other clubs in play.
  • Braves GM Frank Wren says some things have caught his attention and he would like to explore these avenues as the meetings evolve. There's no indication what those avenues are, but one such avenue in Lorenzo Cain from the Brewers is probably not happening as Milwaukee is not as interested in moving Cain as the Braves were led to believe, as MLB.com notes.
  • The Reds want Miguel Cairo back and expect things to be wrapped up by the end of the week with a big-league deal as MLB.com reports.
  • The Indians are interested in talking long-term extension with Shin-Soo Choo now that Choo has received his military exemption from South Korea. He is coming off back-to-back 20-20 seasons and is eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason as MLB.com relays.
  • Cleveland wants to find a defense-first third baseman to help take the pressure off the rotation that is built around groundballers. However, if a deal makes sense for the Indians for a defensively-challenged third baseman (like Edwin Encarnacion), GM Chris Antonetti wouldn't rule out such a move, says MLB.com .
  • The Twins have offered Japanese infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka a three-year deal worth $9 to $10 million. This is on top of the $5 million posting fee to be paid to Nishioka's Japanese team as AOL Fanhouse reports.
  • Doug Melvin refused to comment on Carl Pavano as Adam McCalvy of MLB.com tweets. "I'd rather not get into that," Melvin said. "I'll leave that to the rumors. You don't want to tip your hand." Sounds like Melvin just tipped his hand.

-- Evan Brunell

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Posted on: November 12, 2010 6:18 pm
Edited on: November 12, 2010 7:19 pm

Renteria targets Marlins, Cardinals

Edgar Renteria
World Series MVP Edgar Renteria previously said he wanted to return to the Giants, but Thursday he told reporters in his hometown in Colombia that he wants to finish his career in either Miami or St. Louis.

Renteria began his career with the Marlins, and after three years he was traded to the Cardinals, for whom he played six years.

The shortstop, 34, considered retiring on top after delivering the decisive home run in the Giants' championship-clinching game and taking MVP honors, but said he consulted with Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, retired Braves manager Bobby Cox and retired Dodgers star Manny Mota before deciding to return.

"I would like to end my career in St. Louis or Florida," he said (translated from Spanish) as reported by Venezuela's El Nacional.

Renteria got a hero's welcome when he arrived in his hometown of Barranquilla, Colombia. The town had planned a public celebration for him, but he requested that it be scrapped in light of large-scale flooding that has caused widespread damage in the area.

"People are suffering, I suffer with them," he said. "I do not want parties."

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: November 6, 2010 8:10 pm
Edited on: November 6, 2010 8:16 pm

Renteria not retiring

Edgar Renteria
More news breaking in Spanish today, as ESPNdeportes.com reported that World Series MVP Edgar Renteria has decided to return for at least one more season. Renteria had contemplated going out on top after the Giants' victory.

"I'm staying. I feel that I still have a lot of baseball in my body," Renteria said by phone from his home in Miami. "[On] Monday I have a very important meeting with my agents to talk about my future, but I have already decided I will keep playing. That's all I can say until I meet with them."

The Giants did not pick up a $9.5 million option for next year, and Renteria will be free to negotiate with any other team starting at midnight Saturday night.

The 34-year-old shortstop batted .412 and drove in six runs in the World Series, including a three-run homer off Rangers ace Cliff Lee that accounted for all the Giants' runs in their clinching Game 5 victory. In the regular season, he batted .276/.332/.374, though he appeared in just 72 games and went on the disabled list three times.

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: November 4, 2010 8:42 pm
Edited on: November 4, 2010 9:02 pm

Giants decline Renteria's option

Edgar Renteria The Giants have officially declined their $10.5 million option on World Series MVP Edgar Renteria.

Renteria will receive $500,000 as a buyout and is still contemplating retirement, reports Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Renteria was limited to 72 games with bicep and groin injuries, hitting .276/.332/.374 with three home runs in the regular season. However, he hit two home runs in the World Series and hit .412/.444/.765 against the Rangers, earning the MVP.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: November 2, 2010 9:33 am

Renteria unsure about future

Edgar Renteria If Edgar Renteria wants to go out on top, he's got the perfect shot.

Renteria said he's considering retirement after his MVP performance in the World Series.

"I don't know. I'm going to think about it and see what happens," he told the Associated Press .

The Giants have a $10.5 million option on Renteria for 2011, but it's an almost certainty that the team will instead choose the $500,000 buyout on the 35-year old shortstop.

Renteria was limited to 72 regular-season games in 2010, but with a weak shortstop market, he's sure to draw some attention in the free agent market if he wants to continue playing.

Edgar Renteria While his future is unsure, is legacy is secured.

Thirteen years after giving the Marlins their first World Series with a walk-off single, he delivered San Francisco its first title with a three-run homer in the seventh inning of Game 5 on Monday.

With his homer and the Giants' 3-1 victory, he became the fourth player in baseball history to collect a game-winning RBI in the seventh inning or later in two different World Series clinching games. He's the first non-Yankee to do so, joining the list of Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio and Lou Gehrig.

"Maybe I am more in focus," Renteria told the San Francisco Chronicle . "I know it's a different game, because if you make a mistake, you're going to pay. That's why my focus is different, my level is different, I just want to be the guy to do something. … I can't explain that. I was ready to play."

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: October 28, 2010 11:28 pm
Edited on: October 29, 2010 12:56 am

Amazing stats from S.F.

Ron Washington
Some quick notes after a second stunning result in San Francisco:

* The Rangers became the first team to walk four consecutive batters in a World Series game.

* The Giants have scored 20 runs in the first two games. They scored a total of 19 in six NLCS games against the Phillies, and the Rangers gave up a total of 19 in six ALCS games against the Yankees.

* The Giants have scored six-plus runs in an inning twice in two games. They did that five times the entire regular season.

* All 20 of the Giants' runs have come with two outs.

* Edgar Renteria drove in three runs in Game 2, something he didn't do the entire regular season.

* After two World Series appearances, Mark Lowe's ERA is 67.50.

Best lines of the night on Twitter as the mess was unfolding:

@mikeoz: Henceforth, Derek Holland will be known as "Walker, Texas Ranger."

@Ledger_Yankees: Taco Bell originally wanted Ron Washington in its commercial, but he refused to bring Feliz in, even after the kid ate his 15th chalupa.

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: October 26, 2010 1:32 am

Guillen not an option for Giants

Jose Guillen Not only is Jose Guillen not on the Giants' playoff roster, he's not even with the team, general manager Brian Sabean told the San Jose Mercury News ' Andrew Baggarly .

The Giants acquired Guillen in a trade with the Royals on Aug. 13, and Guillen played in 42 games for the Giants, hitting .266/.317/.375 with three home runs. He was not on the playoff roster in either of the first two series of the postseason.

Guillen would have been an option at designated hitter, but instead the Giants will likely use Pat Burrell and Pablo Sandoval.

• Another interesting note -- Barry Zito is officially the world's best-paid batting practice pitcher. Zito, who earned $18.5 million this season, threw live batting practice to Giants hitters on Monday.

• Bochy hinted that he'd likely keep Juan Uribe at third base and Edgar Renteria at shortstop against the Rangers.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: October 17, 2010 6:28 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:10 am

Giants scratch Uribe with jammed wrist

About two hours before game time, Edgar Renteria told several reporters he had just been informed he's starting. Juan Uribe was in the original lineup at shortstop for the Giants, but was declared out due to a jammed wrist he suffered sliding into second base Saturday night.

Uribe had started every postseason game for the Giants. Renteria has just two at-bats.

UPDATE: Renteria will bat eighth, with Game 1 hero Cody Ross moving up to sixth.

-- David Andriesen

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