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.

8 Responses to Ryan Franklin Reconsidering Retirement Plans Leave a Reply

  1. Potrzeba 5 years ago

    Red sOx will trade u papelbon!

  2. The_BiRDS 5 years ago

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

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

  3. Slopeboy 5 years 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!!

  4. Ferrariman 5 years 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

  5. 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.

  6. Ferrariman 5 years ago

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

  7. HerbertAnchovy 5 years ago

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

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