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doublem23
11-05-2010, 09:40 AM
Probably a good move, since they'd have to pay him over $10 M next year, but still. ****ty timing.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/11/04/SPUG1G7GVT.DTL

Carneyman14
11-05-2010, 09:48 AM
let's get him so we could have the OLDEST infield EVER!

TDog
11-05-2010, 01:09 PM
During the season, from what I heard, Renteria and his teammates assumed this would be his last season, and everyone assumed the Giants would decline his option. He is falling apart physically, by baseball standards.

I would love to go out with a late World Series-deciding home run in my last professional at bat. But I'm not Edgar Renteria.

And I thought Omar Vizquel was done when he came to the White Sox.

hi im skot
11-05-2010, 01:15 PM
let's get him so we could have the OLDEST infield EVER!

Brent Morel, Gordon Beckham and Alexei Ramirez are really getting up there...

ewokpelts
11-05-2010, 02:16 PM
Probably a good move, since they'd have to pay him over $10 M next year, but still. ****ty timing.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/11/04/SPUG1G7GVT.DTL

hideki matsui got the same treatment last year.

Foulke You
11-05-2010, 05:15 PM
It's a smart move by the Giants. No way is Renteria worth $10 million next year and nobody will pay him that on the open market. However, the timing is always bad when a guy wins the WSMVP and then gets let go. Baseball GMs can't let sentiment get in the way of what is best for the club.

DumpJerry
11-05-2010, 07:22 PM
This is a good pattern.

In 2011, the White Sox will win the World Series and Teahen will be named Series MVP. End of problem.

getonbckthr
11-05-2010, 10:16 PM
let's get him so we could have the OLDEST infield EVER!
Renteria is only 33...

DumpJerry
11-05-2010, 10:32 PM
Renteria is only 33...
34. (http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/renteed01.shtml) That is the cusp of the age when things start to slow down.

TDog
11-06-2010, 12:35 AM
Renteria is only 33...

I believe Renteria spent more time on the DL than on the active roster during the 2010 regular season. He made three trips to the DL. He played the World Series with a torn biceps muscle. He was falling apart all last season. It really is remarkable he hit so well in the World Series, but barring surgery, I don't see how he would pass a physical by another team looking to sign him. If he undergoes surgery, he probably won't be ready for the start of the 2011 season. Not as a shortstop, anyway.

One of the World Series stores talked about the Renteria talking to his teammates for the Cubs series in September, saying that he wanted to finish his career with a trip to the postseason, allegedly inspiring his teammates to win it for him.

Of course, when he was being interviewed as the World Series MVP, he said he was going to keep his options open.