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#1 Twins Fan From Afar

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:16 AM

You can view the page at http://www.twinsdail...-Chris-Herrmann
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#2 Shane Wahl

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:24 AM

Nice! Thanks for the spotlight on a vital part of the future.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:24 AM

I have to apologize -- last week 2 great comments were submitted for potential questions to ask Herrmann, and I didn't read the responses in time. Both were great suggestions, and I will use them for my next player interview, which hopefully will be in July.

Edited by Twins Fan From Afar, 04 June 2012 - 09:35 AM.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:31 AM

thanks. interesting to see that life in the minors is a lot tougher than most people realize, though worth it if you make the show.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:25 AM

thanks. interesting to see that life in the minors is a lot tougher than most people realize, though worth it if you make the show.


But if they don't make it and they don't have a college degree or close to one . . .

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:32 AM

But if they don't make it and they don't have a college degree or close to one . . .


That's the interesting part -- what's the fallback for most of these guys? I think Herrmann left after his junior year at Miami (not positive on that). So if baseball didn't work out, he would just need 1 more year to finish his degree. But even then, he'd probably be 27, 28 years old and without any "relevant work experience." I hope these guys save most of their signing bonus money.
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:38 AM

I hope these guys save most of their signing bonus money.


A sixth rounder like Herrmann probably didn't get enough of a signing bonus to really affect life plans. Maybe a down payment on a house.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:43 AM

A sixth rounder like Herrmann probably didn't get enough of a signing bonus to really affect life plans. Maybe a down payment on a house.


I looked around for it, and all I could find was an unconfirmed report that it was $135,000. After taking taxes out and agent fees, you're right -- probably a house downpayment.
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