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  1. I will always remember Edgar turning on that high cut FB in Lee’s signature ‘teststerone’ moment. Mr. Lee, Bengie bought you books and bought you books, but all you did was eat the covers off. Next time listen to your catcher, doofus.

    Comment by channelclemente — February 22, 2012 @ 3:45 pm

  2. I wonder if he is a few years older, given the fact he reached the majors at 19, and seems to be done at 33. It would make his career make a bit more sense. Still a very good SS, top 50 at the position all time.

    Comment by cookiedabookie — February 22, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

  3. *35

    Comment by cookiedabookie — February 22, 2012 @ 4:40 pm

  4. Some people (including me) believe that Renteria is not a top 2 overall shortstop. Honus Wagner was one of the best hitting players ever. Seriously! Just look up his stats! Also, Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Cal Ripken are probably better than Renteria.

    Comment by Why do you call me Mr. Tibbs? — February 22, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

  5. Actually, unless they finally changed it officially, it’s one of the worst-kept secrets in MLB that he’s a year younger than he was listed when he signed.

    Comment by cpebbles — February 22, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

  6. “But somehow, the greatest games and greatest moments of Renteria’s career were still to come. Then 35 years old, Renteria..”

    I don’t know about that, he had a pretty great moment with the fish in 1997. He really bookended his career with two shining moments on the big stage.

    Comment by PiratesHurdles — February 22, 2012 @ 5:23 pm

  7. As a Giants fan, I thank you Edgar.

    Comment by Hurtlockertwo — February 22, 2012 @ 5:35 pm

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    Comment by Free Fantasy Baseball — February 22, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

  9. You hurt my brain.

    Comment by Slartibartfast — February 22, 2012 @ 5:38 pm

  10. In his prime, Renteria was solid in every phase of the game. He could steal a base, hit the long ball, or simply tailor an at bat to the game situation. Not quite a HOFer but an outstanding big league career.

    Comment by rob yontz — February 22, 2012 @ 10:17 pm

  11. I watched Renteria when he played for the Braves, and it’s hard for me to imagine him hitting .251. He had such a smooth inside-out swing – it looked like he could just lean over the plate and smack the ball into right field at will. He was fun to watch.

    Comment by Jair Jarrkjens — February 23, 2012 @ 1:04 am

  12. this is Bag discount store:

    Comment by footbook1 — February 23, 2012 @ 9:56 am

  13. I wonder where Renteria would rank in World Championship Probability Added, if there were such a stat?

    Comment by tz — February 23, 2012 @ 10:45 am

  14. I followed his carrer since the beginning and I always was very proud of him as a colombian. He put Colombia´s name very high in the baseball field. I wished he had retired after hitting that homerun to win the WS and be the only player to have his lifetime last at bat as a hit to win the WS. That would have been great!!!! His last year was not worth it, he was not appreciated. Probably, he won´t go to the hall of fame but for sure he is the greatest colombian baseball player ever, at least until now!!!

    Comment by Diego Quintana — February 23, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

  15. There is no doubt that Edgar Renteria will be remembered as one of the best shortstops in the league. May he deserved to have won a World Series with the Cardinals that is the team where the fans he still remembered with great real affection. God Bless him as a truly nice champion!!

    Comment by Richard — May 9, 2012 @ 11:07 pm

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