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).


29 Responses to Giants Decline Renteria’s 2011 Option Leave a Reply

  1. chedda415 5 years ago

    thanks world series mvp

  2. Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years 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.

    • AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs 5 years 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.

      • 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.

        • Yucavich 5 years 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.

    • wickedkevin 5 years ago

      Could probably add Lowell too.

      • PookieGonzales 5 years ago

        They waited a year to ditch him though.

      • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

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

        • wickedkevin 5 years ago

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

      • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

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

  3. 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.

  4. 55saveslives 5 years 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!!!

  5. pjdaps 5 years 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.

  6. mrsjohnmiltonrocks 5 years ago

    Well, I appreciate Edgar for saving his best for last.He spent a great deal of time on the DL in 2010; he just isn’t worth that contract going forward. I’ll always respect old Edgar though. I always felt that he gave all he had to give every time he stepped on the field.

  7. TapDancingTeddy 5 years ago

    Renteria knew his option wasn’t being picked up after the season he had. Good for him that he was able to win a title on his way out of SF, and maybe out of baseball.

    As they always say, it is a business. Unless you’ve been around a team forever, Management is going to let you go as soon as financially prudent.

    In fact even in considering that the Yanks will probably bring back Jeter at what seems to be crazy money, that is as much about jersey and memorabilia sales as it is about loyalty.

  8. safari_punch 5 years ago

    Looks like the Yankees have found their new short stop.

  9. baycommuter 5 years ago

    The problem is they can’t rely on Sandoval to field the position or Renteria to stay healthy, so unless Uribe can play two positions they need a front-line infielder.

  10. tigers22 5 years ago

    See ya Edgar.

    You have no idea how bad every Tigers fan hates you right now.

  11. Backup_Slider 5 years ago

    The Renteria was too damm high!

  12. WillieMaysField 5 years ago

    MVP, MVP, MVP!!!!!!!! I remember defending the Giant’s for signing Rentawreck. Yes at the time they overpayed and he had a few big moments for the Giants. Last year’s grand slamm against the Rockies. The August 2nd triple to beat the Dodger. Lastly thanks Edgar for a great World Series!!!!!!! The only WS MVP in the history of Giants baseball!!!!!

  13. BobbyJohn 5 years ago

    If he decides to play again next year I’m guessing they would welcome him back on some sort of miminal deal, wouldn’t they?

    • Without a doubt, Bobb-O. As a HUGE fan of SF, I wouldn’t be opposed to bringing him back but I wouldn’t want anything more than a 1 year deal worth …. I’d say 2.5 million tops. He’s just NOT worth it. He’s not an everyday player and has 0 power anymore. He would however make a great bench player, gives us some nice depth at SS.

      • Yucavich 5 years ago

        Yeah judging from those WS highlights, he has absolutely NO power.

  14. Of course, Uribe can now hold them over the frying pan as an unrestricted free agent. They HAVE to sign him, right? … I’m thinking he can get 3/21, easily. Will Giants pay?

  15. Of course, Uribe can now hold them over the frying pan as an unrestricted free agent. They HAVE to sign him, right? … I’m thinking he can get 3/21, easily. Will Giants pay?

  16. newsman13 5 years ago

    mark derosa will play infield. he’s supposedly good to go. that means playing hardball with uribe again.

  17. They weren’t going to take him on for 10.5 million….maybe they will bring him back at a lower price if he doesn’t retire.

  18. DanHaren 5 years ago

    Classy

  19. i know right? these GM’s.. these days

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