Jose Guillen Considering Retirement

Jose Guillen told Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes that he will call it a career if he doesn't have a contract offer within a week (link in Spanish). Guillen says he has told his agent to gauge interest around the league in case teams are looking for an outfielder/DH. And if no teams come calling, Guillen says he'll walk away from the game.

"If I don't have any offers within a week, I will retire from baseball permanently," Guillen said, before explaining that he's ready to play after a trying 2010 season. "If I receive an attractive offer, I'm willing to try. Otherwise, I know that it's over." 

Guillen, 34, posted a .258/.314/.416 line with 19 homers for the Royals and Giants last year. He struggled with neck injuries, dealt with an HGH investigation and was left off of the Giants' playoff roster.


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30 Comments on "Jose Guillen Considering Retirement"


Threat_Level_RedSox
4 years 6 months ago

“And still my guitar gently weeps”

twenty1thirteen
4 years 6 months ago

I’m sure baseball won’t miss you.

EdinsonPickle
4 years 6 months ago

He’s THE Jose Guillen! He can’t retire!

rzepczynski
4 years 6 months ago

bye

$1742854
4 years 6 months ago

Happy retirement, ya pud.

HerbertAnchovy
4 years 6 months ago

Points for using the word “pud”. I havn’t heard that in awhile.

jza1218
4 years 6 months ago

I am sad that he will retire with one more World Series ring than I will…

start_wearing_purple
start_wearing_purple
4 years 6 months ago

On the bright side he’s played in the same number of World Series games as you.

twenty1thirteen
4 years 6 months ago

Comment of the year!

4 years 6 months ago

If only he hadn’t objected to being pinch run for…

monkeyspanked
4 years 6 months ago

Jose Guillen, meet Jermaine Dye. Enjoy golfing.

safari_punch
4 years 6 months ago

This guy should be a Cub

8 years, 190 million

matchmade
4 years 6 months ago

This is about 4 years overdue…

Giorgi Almonte
4 years 6 months ago

im sorry for him, a good player!

4 years 6 months ago

at least he’ll get a ring on his way out.

tycobb
4 years 6 months ago

Im surprised someone won`t take a chance on him.

start_wearing_purple
start_wearing_purple
4 years 6 months ago

On a malcontent who can’t hit without a special “vitamin” injection?

Smrtbusnisman04
4 years 6 months ago

Didn’t MLB Network just vote give him the award for greatest outfield throw in baseball history? Haha

You can argue his career wasn’t a waste, but he won’t be in the Hall of Fame.

The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 6 months ago

I saw that too, that was one hell of a throw from the warning track

Gumby65
4 years 6 months ago

Finally, a Jose Guillen choice/action that can be considered to be wise…

ARod's Ring
4 years 6 months ago

Mr. Guillen, before you retire… may I ask you a last question….

(whispered) Can you pitch?

– Brian Cashman

The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 6 months ago

Your about a month late with that joke

tomymogo
4 years 6 months ago

I think he still has good talent, but he is a clubhouse problem. No one likes him as a teamate. Same as Elijah Dukes.

Karsch
4 years 6 months ago

It will be hard to say goodbye to such a class act…

pirates20
4 years 6 months ago

Although a nuisance, Guillen had one of the better arms you’d see in the league when he was in his pinnacle state. And if I’m not mistaken there were possible rumblings about his mightily bearing arm casting in the lurks of the great Roberto Clemente. In retrospect that seems a tad farfetched, but that assumption alone proves that Jose had set a name/career for himself. This guy had all the tangibles at one point in his career to be great. All in all it will be upsetting to see him go, yet assuring that it’s for the better- not only for the game, but for himself.

Slopeboy
4 years 6 months ago

Keg Party in his honor at Mike Scioscia’s house.