Cardinals closer Ryan Franklin announced his plans to retire from baseball following the 2011 season earlier this year, but he is now reconsidering that decision according to MLB.com's Matthew Leach. Franklin emphasized that it will still be a decision based around his family and not necessarily performance.
The 37-year-old righthander has a 3.55 ERA and 24 saves in 58.1 innings this year, and his 1.2 BB/9 is an all-time low for him. The Cards signed Franklin to a two-year deal worth $6.5MM last season, and he has maintained throughout this process that he will indeed follow through on that commitment and pitch next season regardless of his future plans.
Red sOx will trade u papelbon!
I dont care what he does but FOR GOD SAKES FIX THE BULLPEN!
Their bullpic isn’t that bad…11th overall. Least amount of blown saves in the majors…so you probably should care what he does.
He more than likely realized what kind of salary he was going to make at a real job and decided that pitching poorly trumps working well any time!!