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Biggio To Retire at Season's End
« Topic Start: July 24, 2007, 06:13:08 PM »
Rotoworld.com:

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Craig Biggio announced Tuesday that he'll retire at the end of the season.

Biggio was clearly miscast as an everyday leadoff hitter during the first half of the season, but he still hits lefties, batting .297/.373/.532 against them last year and .318/.351/.489 in 2007, suggesting that he'd be useful as a part-time player if he wanted to continue his career. Still, most Hall of Fame-type players don't want to go out that way. And Biggio should be a Hall of Famer. He's 24th all-time in hits, sixth in doubles, 14th in runs scored and 31st in total bases. He's also has 400 steals and four Gold Gloves to his credit. Plus, he's three HBPs away from breaking Hughie Jennings' major league record. He's been one of the true greats at second base.

Offline 2k6nats

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Re: Biggio To Retire at Season's End
« Reply #1: July 24, 2007, 06:28:29 PM »
A good end to a good career.  And in most cases, I wouldn't mind seeing him being traded to a contender for a WS chance.  However, he's spent his whole career in Houston, so never mind about that.

Re: Biggio To Retire at Season's End
« Reply #2: July 24, 2007, 06:32:19 PM »
I agree.  A good guy, good player.  Hope he enjoys soaking in the sun and drinking fruity drinks on some white, sandy, beach somewhere.

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Re: Biggio To Retire at Season's End
« Reply #3: July 24, 2007, 06:32:55 PM »
If you haven't seen it, there's a video of his press conference, too (hope I got the right link).

http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070723&content_id=2103861&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

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Re: Biggio To Retire at Season's End
« Reply #4: July 24, 2007, 09:42:12 PM »
Class act, that Biggio. Gotta love him.