Edgar Renteria Will Play In 2011

The last couple months have been rather eventful for Edgar Renteria. In September, the 34-year-old was battling injuries and admitted that he was considering retiring at the end of the season. Just over a month later, he was helping lead the Giants to a World Series victory, earning MVP honors in the process. Earlier this week, the Giants declined Renteria's $10.5MM option for 2011, but the two-time Gold Glover tells Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes that he'll continue to play next year after all.

"I'm staying, I feel that I still have a lot of baseball in my body," Renteria said. "[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."

Although Renteria was moderately productive when he was on the field for the Giants this year, hitting .276/.332/.374 in 267 plate appearances, he isn't the offensive threat he once was. Since posting a .332/.390/.470 slash line for the Braves in 2007, the veteran has an OPS of just .676 in three seasons with Detroit and San Francisco. Still, the free agent market for shortstops is thin, so Renteria's postseason heroics should help garner some interest this winter.

26 Responses to Edgar Renteria Will Play In 2011 Leave a Reply

  1. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    Reds come to mind.

    • friscofan101 5 years ago

      do you know if orlando hudson can play shortstop? or how he is defensively at all.

      • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

        He is a 2B. He won’t sign as a SS either because it’s harder to find a good 2B. He will likely get a call from the Mets, Padres, and Cardinals.

    • wow you read my mind lol.. was going to say Reds will give a look see.My question is he an upgrade over Cabrera though??? Even Janish who did have a better offensive year then his past suggests.

  2. friscofan101 5 years ago

    at this point hes basically a backup shortstop now who will get about 60-80 starts. maybe a minimum to 1 mil contract. i love the guy for what he did in the world series, but i dont think there is a spot for him on the giants with Derosa and hopefully Uribe coming back.

  3. Fangaffes 5 years ago

    Cheaper alternative to Jeter? 😉

    • NYbaseballchic 5 years ago

      There is no alternative to Jeter….Yankees would never go for Renteria.

      • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

        Jeter the Pirate.

        • PookieGonzales 5 years ago

          No, no, no…. it’s jeter the royal!!

          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

            If only

          • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

            C’mon… we all know Jeter will be on the Red Sox.

          • ellisburks 5 years ago

            Why would the Red Sox want him? They have a superior SS in Scutaro.

            Scutaro .273/.333/.388 -2.9 UZR $5,500,000
            Jeter .270/.340/.370 -4.7 UZR $22,600,000

        • NYbaseballchic 5 years ago


          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

            Sorry that was kind of messed up. I meant Jeter the Red Sock.

  4. Reaper87 5 years ago

    At barely 34, you would think he still has baseball left in his body. But those injuries have really taken a toll- watching the giants this year it was obvious that Renteria just can’t stay healthy for 6 months. If someone wants him for pinch hit ABs and starting 75 games max, then he could conceivably stay fresh enough to contribute. But for him, why drop down to a bench player when you can go out on top?

    • friscofan101 5 years ago

      while i understand teh urge to compete and continue to play, a i agree with you, hes in a position to go out having his last major league swing be a game winning home run to win the world series. not many players get to have that happen.

  5. He’d look nice on the Phillies bench

  6. HHHDMS 5 years ago

    I hope he resigns with the Giants for a realistic contract..he is a World Series hero , yes, but he also plays during the season where he #s are down…still i hope he & the Giants can work something out like last year..I know he’ll be on the DL again in 2011 at some point…
    Whats really disturbing is the # of free agents the Giants have..Huff, Pat the bat, etc..and they all contributed in getting the Giants into the Post Season & the WS..and what could happen is that they all sign elsewhere leaving the Giants with Rowand and DeRosa
    I dont want that..ok so we’ll have Ross..but still…

    • Lincecum_Says_GSP 5 years ago

      Honestly the Giants should get more defensive up the middle, meaning even if we lose some offense, if we can get a defensive wizard up the middle I think the Giants will be better off (especially if you have Uribe still on the team making spot starts at SS). We have Adrianza who brings speed and great defense to a middle infield thats been slow and rangeless for the last few years. you also have Burriss who is more a natural SS than he is a 2B (which is what we’ve used him at when we brought him up). Either way those two bring lots of speed and if they can get on base could bring an element this teams been missing. You also have Crawford who has been slow to develop but has good range, a good arm and hopefully can get his bat going soon because that would be a huge upgrade at SS.

      If we sign Uribe and have a healthy DeRosa, anyone of those kids could do a solid job at SS. I see Burriss or Crawford being given the job (with Uribe floating around the whole season), than the Giants resigning Renteria.

  7. gornie 5 years ago

    giants are basically screwed by a weak ss market this offseason. one of their better options, believe it or not, is to overpay ($6m x 2yr?) uribe to return and throw $3m at renteria to come back in a time-share situation.
    i think the best option is jj hardy, he’s very similar to uribe but should come cheaper. and again, renteria as a serviceable backup.

    or make this all moot by reviving the jonathan sanchez plus prospects for hanley deal. i love sergio romo but if it’s sanchez, romo, and some dudes in the minors i’ve never heard of…well, i’d have to pull the trigger on that deal.

    • Lincecum_Says_GSP 5 years ago

      or just keep our strength intact and not worry about the offensive production out of the SS position. Go more defensive there with Burriss, Crawford or Adrianza and have Uribe making spot starts around the infield. Its a cheaper alternative that could save us more runs then a guy like Hardy, Uribe or Renteria could produce. i dont see the Fish dealing Hanley, especially if they lock in Uggla… they could be very close to contending.

      • Guest 5 years ago

        I think Sabean will quietly take a long look at Hardy as the fallback to a Uribe departure.

  8. showmejoe 5 years ago

    I think he would look good on the Cardinal bench to back up SS, 2B and 3B. I like him a lot more than Tejada (who TLR is in love with)…

  9. GenVallejo 5 years ago

    If they don’t sign Edgar or make a good trade, I’d like to see them look at Clint Barmes as a possible 1 year guy at SS until next year.

  10. doubt it, The pirates are not ready to contend. Give them 2 or 3 years they have the prospects to be a pretty good team. Edgar will want to be on a team that at least has a shot to make the playoffs if possible.

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