The San Francisco Giants have decided that Edgar Renteria, who is now joining his fifth team in five years, is worth $18.5 M over the next two years. Renteria took a hit statistically in just about every offensive category while playing SS for a terrible Tigers team last season. Edgar never really cut it in the American League after failed stops in both Boston and Detroit. A career .290 hitter, Renteria hit a career low .270 for Detroit and saw his OPS drop over 160 percentage points to .699. The Colombian born Renteria will turn 34 next season.
In a story of good faith and karma; the Cincinnati Reds will not raise their ticket prices for next season. With Edinson Volquez and Johnny Cueto back in the rotation I have a feeling that the Reds are going to be a much more entertaining team next year, and this is a good sign for fans who have been patient… very patient.
Greg Maddux will be announcing his retirement from baseball. It was a pleasure for anyone who got to watch Maddux pitch during his years in Atlanta. He was without question one of, if not the greatest pitcher of his generation.