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Maybe I'm naive but maybe there was an injury as well.   Otherwise, why not just tell the truth?

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13 minutes ago, RZNJ said:

Maybe I'm naive but maybe there was an injury as well.   Otherwise, why not just tell the truth?

As long as it’s not something serious, who really cares?

And I say that not disagreeing with you but more or less thinking that if it was a serious matter, I have to think they would say something at this point, although I guess you never know if tests are being done and they are awaiting results or something?

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1 hour ago, RZNJ said:

Maybe I'm naive but maybe there was an injury as well.   Otherwise, why not just tell the truth?

Who knows really? It seems awfully strange that a young man, knowing there would be an instructs, after missing his first partial pro season, would choose to finish his degree over attending. The kid just banked over $5 million, I think he'll be ok with finishing his degree later.

You would think these guys would be chomping at the bit to play in any kind of organized baseball after missing a season.

Maybe it's just a different world now. Or maybe there's more to the story, afterall, this is an organization that told us they made coaching changes over salaries. Again, maybe it's true, but if it is, there's a whole lot wrong with the how this organization is going to be run.

For me, I'm going to go with there's more to these stories.

 

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What a waste of time! No matter what degree it is, he'll never make as much money with it as he will playing baseball!

 

 

 

 

 

;) Good on him! Knowledge is power.

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The guy just got $5.2 million dollars. If he's smart with it, he'll never have to work a day in his life. So I guess it's up to him if he'd rather finish his (unnecessary) college degree or get an extra three week start on his pro career

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The article isn't clear, but it seems to me that it is quite possible he is finishing the degree up while he is quarantining. Likely much of it is online, so could just be making the best use of his time. Why would the Orioles say it was an injury otherwise? Either way, not concerned. 

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36 minutes ago, Tony-OH said:

Who knows really? It seems awfully strange that a young man, knowing there would be an instructs, after missing his first partial pro season, would choose to finish his degree over attending. The kid just banked over $5 million, I think he'll be ok with finishing his degree later.

You would think these guys would be chomping at the bit to play in any kind of organized baseball after missing a season.

Maybe it's just a different world now. Or maybe there's more to the story, afterall, this is an organization that told us they made coaching changes over salaries. Again, maybe it's true, but if it is, there's a whole lot wrong with the how this organization is going to be run.

For me, I'm going to go with there's more to these stories.

 

 

This is where I am.  You LEAVE COLLEGE EARLY TO GET PAID TO PLAY PRO BALL SO YOU'RE NOT IN A RUSH TO FINISH A DEGREE.

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3 weeks of instructional league, not games, not team activities (its a subset of minor leaguers), not anything meaningful. You guys are saying skip finishing your college degree over 3 freaking weeks of instructional baseball...

Good for him.

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Agree with multiple prior posts.  Have to assume there is an injury if the Os say there is one.

Still, good for Kjerstad to finish his degree.

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I think what Roch was getting at is that while Kjerstad is home dealing with his medical situation (which is most likely Covid-related), he’s using that time to finish his college degree online.  Not that he chose to skip instructs in order to finish his degree.  It could have been explained better.

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Just two more cents from me.  I'll assume him missing the camp is partly injury related.   If not, although I understand the importance of a degree, he was paid over $5 million to start a job.   That has to be his #1 priority above all else.   If he missed instructs ONLY because of the college thing then I got a big problem with it.

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