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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  1. Threat_Level_RedSox 4 years ago

    “And still my guitar gently weeps”

  2. twenty1thirteen 4 years ago

    I’m sure baseball won’t miss you.

  3. EdinsonPickle 4 years ago

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

  4. rzepczynski 4 years ago

    bye

  5. $1742854 4 years ago

    Happy retirement, ya pud.

    • HerbertAnchovy 4 years ago

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

  6. jza1218 4 years 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 ago

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

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

  8. monkeyspanked 4 years ago

    Jose Guillen, meet Jermaine Dye. Enjoy golfing.

  9. safari_punch 4 years ago

    This guy should be a Cub

    8 years, 190 million

  10. matchmade 4 years ago

    This is about 4 years overdue…

  11. Giorgi Almonte 4 years ago

    im sorry for him, a good player!

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

  13. tycobb 4 years ago

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

    • start_wearing_purple
      start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

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

  14. Smrtbusnisman04 4 years 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 ago

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

  15. Gumby65 4 years ago

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

  16. ARod's Ring 4 years ago

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

    (whispered) Can you pitch?

    – Brian Cashman

    • The_Silver_Stacker 4 years ago

      Your about a month late with that joke

  17. tomymogo 4 years 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.

  18. Karsch 4 years ago

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

  19. pirates20 4 years 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.

  20. Slopeboy 4 years ago

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

  21. Guest 4 years ago

    Oh, Jose, we barely knew ye!

  22. davengmusic 4 years ago

    Raul Mondesi part 2.

  23. Kyle 4 years ago

    I am a huge giants fan and I forgot that the giants even picked him up.

  24. People who use the word “bum,” especially in the context of a baseball player, should not be taken seriously.

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