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5 hours ago, Tony-OH said:

Smart move for him. I really think he ha a good chance at making the team next year.

Smart move for the O's too. Gotta give credit where credit is due. Especially, when its really rare they deserve credit lol.

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11 hours ago, Tony-OH said:

What better opportunity is there in baseball for a pitcher, a second baseman, or utility guy than the Orioles?

The Major League pension is the real deal!  Actually, it is multiple pensions.

As an actuary, I have never seen a plan like it on its scale.  Every bell and whistle.  Retire at 45.  Get another job and keep accruing.  Hell, you can receive retirement and still play!  Full health. Full disability.  Minimal taxes.  Inflation protection.  Pretty sure there is some good bankruptcy protection.  Eligible with your first cup of coffee.  43 days of service time vaults you into a new tier.  Friendly toward Minor League options.  As safe as the Bank of MLBPA and the United States Treasury combined.

http://www.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/bhb/eng/mlb-0f0-pension-print.pdf

MLBPA should be negotiating for the VA. 

And Miguel Tejada is not broke. 

Sorry for hijack.

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19 hours ago, Tony-OH said:

What better opportunity is there in baseball for a pitcher, a second baseman, or utility guy than the Orioles?

Jace Peterson is not a good utility player or second baseman.  I don't see why he should make the team. Utility players are cheap.  No reason why we cant have a good one. 

I am glad he went be coming back. But as a team has no GM or manager Peterson has no one to tell him the teams and for him going forward.  

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3 hours ago, atomic said:

Jace Peterson is not a good utility player or second baseman.  I don't see why he should make the team. Utility players are cheap.  No reason why we cant have a good one. 

I am glad he went be coming back. But as a team has no GM or manager Peterson has no one to tell him the teams and for him going forward.  

Peterson is not a bad utility guy in the "play many positions decently" mold. I was fine with them DFAing him and I have no issue if he doesn't come back, but if I'm him, I'd resign quickly because i can't imagine he has a better major league opportunity elsewhere.

 

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15 hours ago, Catch 8 said:

The Major League pension is the real deal!  Actually, it is multiple pensions.

As an actuary, I have never seen a plan like it on its scale.  Every bell and whistle.  Retire at 45.  Get another job and keep accruing.  Hell, you can receive retirement and still play!  Full health. Full disability.  Minimal taxes.  Inflation protection.  Pretty sure there is some good bankruptcy protection.  Eligible with your first cup of coffee.  43 days of service time vaults you into a new tier.  Friendly toward Minor League options.  As safe as the Bank of MLBPA and the United States Treasury combined.

http://www.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/bhb/eng/mlb-0f0-pension-print.pdf

MLBPA should be negotiating for the VA. 

And Miguel Tejada is not broke. 

Sorry for hijack.

So I can stop worrying about MLB retirees being homeless or going hungry?

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1 hour ago, OriolesMagic83 said:

So I can stop worrying about MLB retirees being homeless or going hungry?

Most people don't get to retire at 40.  Most MLB players make more in a few years than the average person in a lifetime. 

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4 minutes ago, weams said:

Most people don't get to retire at 40.  Most MLB players make more in a few years than the average person in a lifetime

Lenny Dykstra and Curt Schilling both went Bankrupt.  I am not sure if they get to keep their pension when they go bankrupt.  But maybe we should start a fundraiser for them. 

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Just now, atomic said:

Lenny Dykstra and Curt Schilling both went Bankrupt.  I am not sure if they get to keep their pension when they go bankrupt.  But maybe we should start a fundraiser for them. 

Na. Pass. 

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13 hours ago, atomic said:

Lenny Dykstra and Curt Schilling both went Bankrupt.  I am not sure if they get to keep their pension when they go bankrupt.  But maybe we should start a fundraiser for them. 

O.J. Simpson still has his NFL pension despite the huge civil judgement against him, so I would say yes.

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16 hours ago, Can_of_corn said:

Schilling's company went bankrupt and he has said he lost 50M but has he personally fired for bankruptcy protection?

I think you are right as someone tweeted that they saw Schilling in first class even though he claims he is broke.  And after the flight Schilling and his son yelled at the guy. 

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