The Giants have signed 33-year old righty swinging shortstop Edgar Renteria to a 2-year, $18.5 million dollar deal. Renteria had an off year in 2008 for the Tigers played in 138 games in which he was 136 for 503 (.270 avg, .699 OPS) with 69 runs scored, 10 homers, 55 RBIs and 6 stolen bases. The Giants figure that he will produce more like his major league career line because of his return to the National League where he plays better. Renteria has played in 1,860 games in his major league career and he is 2,070 for 7,140 (.290 avg, .752 OPS) with 1,090 runs scored, 127 homers, 817 RBIs and 280 stolen bases. A lot of experts think that the Giants overpaid for Renteria but I disagree with them because I think a return to the N.L. will help him big time. In two years in the American League, Renteria played in 291 games in which he was 308 for 1,126 (.274 avg) with 169 runs scored, 18 homers, 125 RBIs and 15 stolen bases. But, in 11 seasons in the National League, Renteria has played in 1,569 games in which he was 1,762 for 6,014 (.293 avg) with 921 runs scored, 109 homers, 692 RBIs and 265 stolen bases. Look for Renteria to have a good couple of years for the Giants.