Giants make offer to Renteria
The San Francisco Giants may get their World Series MVP back after all. According to John Shea at the San Francisco Chronicle, the Giants have submitted a Pat Burrell-esque $1 million contract offer to Edgar Renteria.
Last month the team declined their $10.5 million 2011 option on Renteria just days after the Giants won their first World Series title. The deal on the table now stipulates that Renteria would be a utility infielder, not a starter.
The 15-year veteran has never started a game at a position other than shortstop in his career and has also never been a backup when healthy, coming off the bench for just 46 of his 2,028 games.
Renteria hasn’t earned less than $2 million in a season since 1998 and has been paid at least $6 million in every season since 2002. Burrell recently gave the Giants a hometown discount, but Renteria is from Colombia, not the Bay Area, so it’ll be interesting to see if he takes the bait.