|Edgar Renteria won the 2010 World Series MVP award.|
According to John Shea at the San Francisco Chronicle, the Giants have offered Edgar Renteria a Pat Burrell-type of contract ($1 million for 1 year) for the 2011 season.
Renteria, 33, hit the World Series winning home run for the giants last month, and was considered a hero that lead us down the market street parade.
Although he only played in 72 games due to an elbow injury, last year he hit .276/.332/.374 with 3 home runs and 22 RBI, not very productive for the veteran shortstop.
After the world series ended last month, the Giants declined his option to come back for a $10.5 million salary for next season, but it looks like they would like him to come back for much cheaper.
Earlier this off season, the Giants signed veteran shortstop Miguel Tejada to fill the void at shortstop, and now it looks as if Sabean and the front office would like to make Renteria a back up to use off the bench; a solid move if Tejada were to get injured.
All in all, this deal should get done, Renteria is a smart, crafty ball player that is always focused on what's best for the team. If he takes the discount contract like Burrell, then Giants fans should be relieved that they don't have to watch Emmanuel Burriss struggle at shortstop next season.
I will update here if any more information come up.