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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hardball Talk: Aaron Miles opts for retirement

The weirdy of all times!

One of the ultimate underdogs, Aaron Miles put together a nine-year career in the big leagues after debuting at age 26. Now he’s opted to calling it a day, according to his Triple-A team, retiring at age 35.

... He became the Rockies’ primary second baseman and finished fourth in the NL Rookie of the Year balloting after hitting .293/.329/.368 with six homers and 47 RBI in 2004.

Miles spent two years with the Rockies and then three with the Cardinals, where his versatility made him a favorite of manager Tony La Russa. He turned in his best season in 2008, hitting .317/.355/.398 in 379 at-bats. All of those rate stats were career highs.

Unfortunately, that big year with the Cards made him too expensive to keep. The Cubs went on to sign him to a two-year, $4.9 million deal that proved to be a complete waste of money. He hit .185 in 157 at-bats in 2009 and was then sent packing…

He also was the preeminent mop-up man among position players over the last decade. Five times he pitched for the Cardinals, allowing two runs in five innings.

The District Attorney Posted: June 13, 2012 at 08:52 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: aaron miles, cardinals, cubs, dodgers, retirements, rockies, transactions, white sox

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   1. Bote Man Posted: June 14, 2012 at 12:11 AM (#4156321)
My Aaron Miles story is that as I was preparing a voice blog entry for my defunct SorianoWatch blog, the public address announcer at Spring Training in Jupiter, Florida was introducing Miles and it made a perfect intro to what I was about to say. That is all. Enjoy the pipe and slippers, old man.
   2. JJ1986 Posted: June 14, 2012 at 12:24 AM (#4156326)
I just noticed yesterday that he was on the Isotopes roster. I thought he'd been retired all season.
   3. McCoy Posted: June 14, 2012 at 12:26 AM (#4156327)
My only Aaron Miles story is the one where I received a mild heart attack when Hendry announced he gave Aaron Miles a multiyear multimillion dollar contract.

Man I hated that offseason. Hendry signs Bradley to a large multiyear contract and has to ship out some decent players just to make room for him and then all he basically does is add Aaron Miles to the team. For some oddball reason he thinks doing this will get the Cubs up over 90+ wins.
   4. Sleepy's not going to blame himself Posted: June 14, 2012 at 12:41 AM (#4156335)
I once sponsored Aaron Miles' BBRef page. TLR overused him, but I enjoyed having on the Cardinals.
   5. greenback took the 110 until the 105 Posted: June 14, 2012 at 01:29 AM (#4156372)
I also once sponsored Aaron Miles' BBRef page. I think I paid for it a week before driving to St. Louis to witness the three-error inning against the Giants in 2007.

I will sleep better at nights knowing that Aaron Miles is out beating up criminals and won't ever play shortstop for the Cardinals again.
   6. Sleepy's not going to blame himself Posted: June 14, 2012 at 02:42 AM (#4156403)
I will sleep better at nights knowing that Aaron Miles is out beating up criminals and won't ever play shortstop for the Cardinals again.


I always kind of felt TLR was grooming Miles to replace himself. Was really surprised this off-season, when they hired Matheny.
   7. asdf1234 Posted: June 14, 2012 at 06:47 AM (#4156440)
Goodnight, sweet prince. Use your deadbolt.
   8. Zonk, Bearer of Responsibility Posted: June 14, 2012 at 09:09 AM (#4156502)
Great story blah blah blah wonderful guy blah blah blah...

But for me, he will always be F Troop reimaged. I know I should blame Hendry for stupidly offering it, not Miles for smartly signing it, but it was like Neifi resurrected.
   9. BDC Posted: June 14, 2012 at 09:15 AM (#4156508)
They're all going to outlive me, so I'm glad that I am not going to be around to confuse Aaron Miles, Adam Kennedy, and Aaron Hill when their obituaries start appearing.

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