Tis The Season To Retire

By / January 26, 2009 / Offseason

This off season has seen the retiring of quite a few baseball players, mainly pitchers.

Former Milwaukee Brewers closer, Salomon Torres started this trend when he announced his retirement back in November.

Who followed?

Pitchers Mike Mussina (New York Yankees), Greg Maddux (San Diego Padres), and Todd Jones (Detroit Tigers).

LA Dodgers second baseman Jeff Kent and third baseman for the Florida Marlins Jason Wood have also announced retirement.

We are still waiting for Tigers pitcher Kenny Rogers to announce his.

Yet there is one more player who has now made his retirement official.

First baseman for the Boston Red Sox, Sean Casey has now decided to retire. His retirement is for another reason. He will be joining the MLB Network, as reported by ESPN.com.

He ends his career with a .310 BA, 130 homers and 735 RBI. He spent 12 years in the majors, eight of those years with the Cincinnati Reds.

I’m sure he is not the last to retire. With most veterans still having not signed, they face a dire decision if retirement is the best way to go.

I would think so. Go out with dignity, not begging for a contract. I bet you wish you had signed those arbitration contracts now.

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Ed Leyro

Love the title of your blog! I was surprised with the retirement of Sean Casey since he is only in his mid-thirties. At least he was able to retire with his career batting over .300 instead of hanging on and watching it dip below that lofty mark. Tom Glavine should retire instead of trying to hook up with the Nationals.

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Ed Leyro

Love the title of your blog! I was surprised with the retirement of Sean Casey since he is only in his mid-thirties. At least he was able to retire with his career batting over .300 instead of hanging on and watching it dip below that lofty mark. Tom Glavine should retire instead of trying to hook up with the Nationals.

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