NL West Notes: Giants, Gonzalez, Diamondbacks

It's still early in Arizona, where the five NL West teams train, but that won't stop us from providing updates on some of those clubs. Here's the latest…


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  1. Chuck345 4 years ago

    Renteria should know that sometimes you have to swallow your pride.

    • stl_cards16 4 years ago

      Or go make twice as much money elsewhere.

    • Kyle 4 years ago

      Rent is lucky that the giants even offered him a contract.

      • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

        How is he lucky when he had others interested in him as well.

        • stl_cards16 4 years ago

          Because they won a World Series! Shouldn’t every player be honored to get an offer from them?

    • Whole_New_World 4 years ago

      Thing is, Edgar, you were wildly overpaid, by about $10 million, for the past two years, by those darn, disrespectful Giants.

      Now, someone who had pride, might just want to return some of that money. No? OK, then, lets call the Red’s contract market value for you. (It’s not.) So, you can’t give a $1.1 million discount to make up for a $10 million overpay? No? OK.

      Respect? C’mon, dude. You’re a mercenary.

      • Yankee_Baal 4 years ago

        I think that Renteria means that the offer was lacking real interest to retain him. Plus, you have to understand that even on their twilight years, this guys are highly competitive athletes and don’t see themselves has having diminished value.

        It would have been more respectful from the Giants not to offer him contract at all, as the Yankees did with Matsui rather than trying to take their chances with an ultimatum type offer that showed no real commitment to him as an individual that did a very big contribution to their title.

    • CitizenSnips 4 years ago

      Seriously. Guy sucks all season and somehow hit’s 2/3 his season total in homers in the World Series, gets MVP, and thinks he’s king.

  2. Chuck345 4 years ago

    Not saying searching for money is a bad thing. Just think it’s foolish that he says his pride took a hit because they offered a player who played half a season 1mm. His season wasn’t all that spectacular either. He had a great WS but he’s overdoing it with this pride nonsense.

    • Alex Foltz 4 years ago

      exactly my thought. What part of the offer hurt his pride? Probably the “low” offer in terms of $$$. So it’s exactly about the money.

  3. MainePadfan 4 years ago

    I count 4 teams!!!???

    • stl_cards16 4 years ago

      Let’s count em 1. Padres 2. Giants 3. Rockies 4. Dodgers 5. D-backs! There you have it…Welcome to the NL West

      • RepOak 4 years ago

        And he’s a padre fan haha! Supposedly… Maybe your confusing with the AL west

  4. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

    I’m very happy for IPK. I hope he has continued success with the Dbacks. Too many pitchers get disregarded because they aren’t bringing it at 94 mph or better. Good for him.

  5. Andrew Sapiro 4 years ago

    You stay classy, Edgar Renteria. Seriously, what is this guy smoking? You had two good ABs in the playoffs and had a couple other hits and suddenly the Giants are supposed to pony up respect after already paying you $18.5M for little in two years? Goodbye, thanks for the homer. You know it was a tie game x2 and the Giants could have won both those games without you in retrospect. Never been so glad to see a WS MVP leave as a Giants fan.

    • giantsfan4life 4 years ago

      I’ve said before, respect is 2 ways, he basically stole 18.5 million from the Giants while being a near total loss during his time there then expects another huge overpay because of his reputation from 5 years ago.

      As soon as he gives back the 18.5 million he never really earned in SF then he can talk about respect.

  6. Not trolling or anything, but does anyone find this to be suspicious?

    From Denver Post:

    “Carlos Gonzalez’s profile isn’t the only thing that’s bigger. The Rockies’ star outfielder arrived in spring training weighing 222 pounds, 19 pounds heavier than he finished last season.”

    • Not really. He didn’t play winter ball because of the tendinitis in his wrist and thumb, so he probably spent more time working out.

  7. If by sick you mean “cannot hit on the road,” then yes.

  8. His splits aren’t that bad? His OPS was 400 points higher at home in 2010 than on the road. Gonzalez is a good gap to gap hitter, but the alleys in Coors are LIVE. His glove is good, as he has some great raw athletic tools, but he is still developing in the field with his route-running, etc. Until he can prove he can hit in a ballpark closer to sea level, he’s still a rather large notch below elite. He certainly has the tools to get there, though.

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