Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports says Edgar Renteria doesn’t feel disrespected by the San Francisco Giants, and stressed that he has no hard feelings for the Giants.
“I understand the game, I understand what’s going on with the business,” Renteria said. “They’re a great organization. Everybody treated me good. They offered that ($1M/1 Year) because they think that’s my value. I thought that wasn’t my value. So we didn’t have an agreement. That’s why I didn’t sign with them. But it’s nothing personal. It’s about business.”
Renteria later signed with the Cincinnati Reds for one year, $2.1 million.
Speaking of Former Giants shortstop’s. Royce Clayton stopped by the Giants Spring Training camp today. Clayton is portraying Miguel Tejada in the upcoming movie Moneyball.
Ex-Giants Getting Rings
Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News says although Fred Lewis never played a game with the 2010 San Francisco Giants, he’s getting a ring. Lewis started the season on the DL and was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays on April 15. Other players that will also be getting a World Series ring are John Bowker, Joe Martinez and Jose Guillen.
Cactus League Opener
Tim Lincecum will start the Cactus League opener for the Giants on Friday afternoon against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
No League Minimum For Posey
Buster Posey’s representatives and the Giants are trying to work on a one year deal for 2011. Any player like Posey that has under 3 years of experience can be paid what the team decides to pay them as long as it’s the league minimum ($414,000) or more. The Giants don’t have to work out a deal with Posey, but they don’t want to just give him the minimum. They want to keep their rising star happy.
Time To Retire?
Ex-Giant Jose Guillen says he will retire if no teams are interested in his services by next week.
~King of Cali