Giants Decline Renteria’s 2011 Option

As expected, the Giants have officially declined their $10.5MM option on shortstop Edgar Renteria, tweets Andrew Baggarly of the Mercury News.  The 2010 World Series MVP will receive a buyout of $500K.

The 34-year-old is still mulling retirement, says Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle (via Twitter).


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29 Comments on "Giants Decline Renteria’s 2011 Option"


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chedda415
4 years 8 months ago

thanks world series mvp

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Encarnacion's Parrot
4 years 8 months ago

“Though you hit the home run that won us the WS, we don’t want you anymore.”

That’s 2 years in a row where the WS MVP has been ditched.

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AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs
4 years 8 months ago

To be fair, we’re talking about an old ‘outfielder/dh’ who can’t field and would be clogging up the DH spot, and a declining shortstop who only played 70 something games this year.

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4 years 8 months ago

Sorry guy. there is no DH in the NL. And he was trash for 2 years so there is absolutely NO WAY ANYONE would pay this guy 10 million to play for them. Yes, he was GREAT for us in the WS and for that I am very thankful, but the guy made 18 million for 2 years of trash ball … minus the GREAT WS. Thanks Edgar, good luck whatever you decide to do. Anyone saying the Giants are ungrateful just plain don’t understand the business aspect of baseball, period.

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Yucavich
4 years 8 months ago

He was clearly talking about the “2 years in a row where the WS MVP has been ditched.”

Hideki Matsui. From the Yankees. In 2009. In the American League. Where there is a DH. Lawyered.

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wickedkevin
4 years 8 months ago

Could probably add Lowell too.

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PookieGonzales
4 years 8 months ago

They waited a year to ditch him though.

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start_wearing_purple
4 years 8 months ago

Lowell got a new contract after he won series MVP… so I’d say it’s the opposite of being ditched.

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wickedkevin
4 years 8 months ago

Forced to take a massive discount and then in every trade offer afterwards.

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start_wearing_purple
4 years 8 months ago

Lowell got a new contract after he won series MVP… so I’d say it’s the opposite of being ditched.

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4 years 8 months ago

Giants: Hey man thanks a lot for winning us the World Series
Renteria: No problem I’ll do my best to do it again next season
Giants: That will be impossible, we’re not picking up your option don’t let the door hit you on the ass on the way out.

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55saveslives
4 years 8 months ago

Everyone including Edgar knew this was coming. His body just can’t hold up anymore and he has a chance to go out on top.

Thanks Edgar! Enjoy your ring!!!

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pjdaps
4 years 8 months ago

Yeah there is nothing classless about this. Even if he played in 120 games, at his production 10.5 million is unquestionable. This was a no-brainer that everyone expected. He’s not an everyday SS anymore and despite his WS heroics not reliable to put up numbers on a consistent basis.
If Edgar doesn’t retire the Giants may look to bring him back and use him much like the Vizquel’s been used by the Rangers and White Sox the past two years. They’ll put him into the lineup and shift Uribe (hopefully re-signed) to third at least once a week but that’s not worth 10.5 million. The Giants appreciate Renteria but Sabean would have gone quickly back to the worst GM in baseball if he picked up that team option.