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Kyle Seager retiring

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Good for him. Get the benefit of being a one-franchise guy, being in a spot where hanging around for a few more years wasn’t going to make a meaningful difference on how people perceived your numbers, and being able to be in a financial position where a few extra years of retirement was gonna be worth more than a few extra years of earning. 

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6 minutes ago, ChiSoxJon said:

What others retired after career years?

Buster Posey, David Ortiz

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Initially thought it was KYyLe23 retiring from his moderating fortunes to take a job with Marvel or DC Comics...

 

Adding to the list above Gil Meche, Sandy Koufax and Lou Gehrig (one of those just doesn't fit, haha)

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9 hours ago, caulfield12 said:

Initially thought it was KYyLe23 retiring from his moderating fortunes to take a job with Marvel or DC Comics...

 

Adding to the list above Gil Meche, Sandy Koufax and Lou Gehrig (one of those just doesn't fit, haha)

Gil Meche put up -0.3 fWAR his final season…

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5 hours ago, Chicago White Sox said:

Gil Meche put up -0.3 fWAR his final season…

Just listed as one of the biggest surprises due to his age and walking away from so much money…he did have 3.7 and 4.2 fWARs two and three years previously, but hard to say he was retiring at his peak.

And 2005-2007 was when Ortiz was arguably the most dangerous hitter in baseball…and the Red Sox did lose to the Indians 3-0 before CLE went on to face the Cubs.  That said, Ortiz fell off but never quite to the same degree as Posey, of course largely due to injuries/positional risk (Posey) and probably/possibly Ortiz had PED’s in his favor and the increasing likelihood of getting caught.

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