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For whatever reason, OOTP loves Winston. He always seems to pop up somewhere in the game as a pitcher. He does have legit baseball talent - 31/7 K:B last year in 33 IP...can hit 95-96, can spin a breaking ball...obviously he's big and more athletic than your typical pitcher...The MLB does a slightly better job taking care of their players than the sh*tbag NFL does.

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could it be that maybe baseball season is before the NFL draft?  don't know if there's much to this story really...


If he chooses to enter the NFL draft this year he cannot also "focus on" college baseball.  Entirely too much prep work goes into the NFL draft.  What's he gonna do, take two months off then re-join FSU Baseball in Omaha?

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Former Notre Dame Receiver Shows Why It Is Smart To Choose A Baseball Career Over Football
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In 2006, Notre Dame pitcher and wide receiver Jeff Samardzija chose to play professional baseball over a career in the NFL, a move many recommend because of the longer careers and bigger guaranteed contracts. But after eight years, Samardzija is just starting to come out ahead financially and he will soon hit the jackpot.

After being drafted in 2006, the Chicago Cubs gave Samardzija a $7.25 million signing bonus that was contingent on him committing to baseball within five years. When Samardzija did commit to baseball after his final season of football at Notre Dame, the Cubs gave their young pitcher a new $10 million contract even though he was yet to appear in the majors.

Samardzija won't be a free agent until after the 2015 season, and yet he has already earned $32.2 million in his career as a baseball player, including a $5.3 million salary this season.

Projected to be drafted in the middle of the 2007 NFL Draft's first round, here is how Samardzija's career earnings compare to the three wide receivers who were drafted in the middle of the first round that year. Dwayne Bowe is the only player who has been named to a Pro Bowl.



Samardzija is clearly behind Bowe and if he had been a pro bowler, he probably would have earned more money in his career by this point if he had chosen football. But that will change soon.

Bowe can still earn another $31.0 million on his current contract over the 2015-17 seasons. Those seasons are not guaranteed.

Meanwhile, Samardzija will likely earn close to $10 million next season through arbitration. He also recently turned down a 5-year, $85 million extension with the Cubs before the team traded him to the Oakland A's. He will likely make much more than that if he hits the free agent market next winter.

At that point, the career earnings of the football players will pale in comparison.

Read more:  http://www.businessinsider.com/jeff-samardzijas-decision-to-play-baseball-is-starting-to-pay-off-2014-8#ixzz3Nget4bxc

Its a no Brainer. No Concussions. Less injuries. Easier Lifestyle.  Note : This is before Jeff gets his big contract - Once he does the numbers are just not fair for football players. 

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If anyone could even sniff an MLB roster you'd have to be really stupid to play in the NFL.

Chase Headley makes 52M dollars






lol so true, Jeff Samardzija has already earned nearly $23 million dollars playing baseball and this time next year when he's a free agent he's all but guaranteed to earn a new $100M plus deal. His football career is likely already over by now. 

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