Ryan Franklin Reconsidering Retirement Plans

Cardinals closer Ryan Franklin announced his plans to retire from baseball following the 2011 season earlier this year, but he is now reconsidering that decision according to MLB.com's Matthew Leach. Franklin emphasized that it will still be a decision based around his family and not necessarily performance.

The 37-year-old righthander has a 3.55 ERA and 24 saves in 58.1 innings this year, and his 1.2 BB/9 is an all-time low for him. The Cards signed Franklin to a two-year deal worth $6.5MM last season, and he has maintained throughout this process that he will indeed follow through on that commitment and pitch next season regardless of his future plans.


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8 Comments on "Ryan Franklin Reconsidering Retirement Plans"


Potrzeba
4 years 11 months ago

Red sOx will trade u papelbon!

The_BiRDS
4 years 11 months ago

I dont care what he does but FOR GOD SAKES FIX THE BULLPEN!

4 years 11 months ago

Their bullpic isn’t that bad…11th overall. Least amount of blown saves in the majors…so you probably should care what he does.

Slopeboy
4 years 11 months ago

He more than likely realized what kind of salary he was going to make at a real job and decided that pitching poorly trumps working well any time!!

Ferrariman
4 years 11 months ago

Yeah but he missed about 3 games recently with a “family emergency” and it wasn’t since then thy he changed his views on retirement. One has to think that the 2 are inter-mingled.

Although I do agree when guys like Billy Wagner/chipper jones always change their minds

4 years 11 months ago

Billy has been consistent in saying that he’d retire after the season, and Chipper hasn’t even mentioned retirement. All he’s said is that he’d talk about it after the season.

Ferrariman
4 years 11 months ago

billy also said he would retire a few years ago. he’s been pretty consistent this season though

HerbertAnchovy
4 years 11 months ago

Chipper Jones should retire. It’s like he’s made out of glass at this point.