I’ve loved this guy since he came up with the Marlins and delivered the game-winning hit in Game 7 of ’97 World Series. He was just a kid then. Now, a seasoned veteran, Edgar Renteria delivered the decisive blow in Game 5, a 3-run shot off of once-unbeatable-in-the-postseason starter, Cliff Lee. I mean, you can’t make that kind of stuff up. 13 years ago he came through. Now, he did it once again and because of it, took home the MVP honors (although, it could be debated that “The Franchise” aka Tim Lincecum should have been WS MVP). Either way, a guy that has been a good player for his entire career did what he had to do in the World Series to give the Giants organization their first title since 1954 (Willie Mays, anyone?).
I’m sure Renteria is going to be blanketed with questions now about retiring. If so, just ignore em’, Edgar. You were a main cog in getting the Giants back to the postseason, and were the most dominating position player on the squad during the World Series. Go relax. You’ve earned it.