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Reds “have an offer out” to jilted Giant Edgar Renteria

Jan 4, 2011, 10:45 AM EDT

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General manager Walt Jocketty revealed last week that he’d talked to Edgar Renteria‘s agent and today John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes that “it’s believed that the Reds have an offer out to” the veteran shortstop.

Last month the Giants reportedly offered Renteria a one-year, $1 million deal to re-sign after winning World Series MVP honors, but after earning $10 million last season and at least $6 million every year since 2003 he took the proposed pay cut as an insult, saying:

That offer from the Giants was a lack of respect. A total disrespect. To play for a million dollars, I’d rather stay with my private business and share more time with my family. Thank god I’m well off financially and my money is well invested.

There hasn’t been much speculation surrounding Renteria since then and there’s little chance of the Reds offering him a whole lot more than $1 million considering he wouldn’t even be guaranteed to start over Paul Janish at shortstop and they have Scott Rolen and Brandon Phillips locked in at third base and second base.

If he wants to keep playing at age 34, after 15 seasons, Renteria will have to take a part-time role and a significant cut in salary.

  1. metalhead65 - Jan 4, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    do not kid yourself.if the reds sign him dusty will have him as his starting shortstop and leading off. janish will go back to being the batboy and the reds will be back to being in the muddle of the pack untill it’s to late to get back into it.they have a good young team and why they feel the need to sign every washed up player they can find is beyond me. there is a reason the giants did not offer him more than they did and why nobody else has signed him. dusty loves his veterans and once he signed he will start untill he is batting.000

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