Of the Giants’ proposed one-year, $1 million deal, INF Edgar Renteria told ESPN Deportes, “to play for a million dollars, I™d rather stay with my private business and share more time with my family.” Keep in mind, that’s a translated version, but assuming the quote is accurate, Bugs & Cranks’ Tyler Maas cannot help but proclaim, “Seriously, what a dick!”
Does he not realize he played in fewer than half of San Francisco™s games last season? Can he not process the fact that his 22 RBI and 67 hits had almost as much impact on the Giants title run as œThe Machine did? If I™m Edgar Renteria, I™m taking the $1M. I™m feeling fortunate that a defending champion franchise is even willing to consider me ANY part of its 2011 plans. I™m probably thanking some weird-ass Colombian-based deity that evidently nobody realizes exactly how awful I™ve become at playing baseball for a living. I stop using awkwardly-phrased terminology like œa total disrespect. If I™m Edgar Renteria, I re-sign.
But he won™t. He™ll huff and puff (and continue to age) while widening the rift between himself and the actually good team that™s foolish enough to want to pay him in American currency instead of Werther™s Original hard candies. Then he™ll play for the A™s or something on a minor league deal offered to him in March or he™ll retire out of pride and everybody will forget about him, thus tarnishing a once-solid career. And I will laugh.
Latrell Sprewell was unavailable for comment.