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 Post subject: Salomon Torres retires
PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:31 pm 
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http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/34282374.html

Congrats to Sal on a long, often undervalued career.

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 Post subject: Re: Salomon Torres retires
PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:21 am 
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What an idiot.


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 Post subject: Re: Salomon Torres retires
PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:44 am 
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Ralphie wrote:
What an idiot.

Por que?

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 Post subject: Re: Salomon Torres retires
PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:26 am 
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I just can't see walking away from that much money. It's not like he has made a ton.

He will regret it later in life. His kids will too.


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 Post subject: Re: Salomon Torres retires
PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:01 pm 
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Ralphie wrote:
I just can't see walking away from that much money. It's not like he has made a ton.

He will regret it later in life. His kids will too.


His kids are 5 and 7. Solomon obviously realizes the opportunity cost (in his case not measurable in dollars and cents) of being away from them 9-10 months out of the year. As a father of two boys of similar age, I can certainly sympathize. Money is not everything.

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 Post subject: Re: Salomon Torres retires
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Yeah, Sally seems the kind of guy who has invested or saved the millions he's earned in his career. Living in the Dominican (I believe), that dollar is going a looooooooooooong way. He's set for life, I think, and can enjoy coaching his kids to throw a sinker.

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 Post subject: Re: Salomon Torres retires
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Who knows? Maybe he'll come out of retirement again. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Salomon Torres retires
PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:40 pm 
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ZelieMike wrote:
Yeah, Sally seems the kind of guy who has invested or saved the millions he's earned in his career. Living in the Dominican (I believe), that dollar is going a looooooooooooong way. He's set for life, I think, and can enjoy coaching his kids to throw a sinker.

ZM


I agree, ZM. Sully was not your typical guy who takes his first couple mil and gets a yacht, a helicopter, and a lamborghini. But he makes his home in Pittsburgh, not the Dominican (though I'm sure he spends a lot of time down there). I too believe he has done just fine for himself, and obviously he values the time with his family more than the value of his contract. You have to admire that.

But Ralphie is right about him being retarded. The guy actually LIKED playing for the Bucs!!! :lol: :lol:

Not to mention he is choosing to live in Pittsburgh instead of in the Dominican...the place I get to every chance I get!


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 Post subject: Re: Salomon Torres retires
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BBF wrote:
ZelieMike wrote:
Yeah, Sally seems the kind of guy who has invested or saved the millions he's earned in his career. Living in the Dominican (I believe), that dollar is going a looooooooooooong way. He's set for life, I think, and can enjoy coaching his kids to throw a sinker.

ZM


I agree, ZM. Sully was not your typical guy who takes his first couple mil and gets a yacht, a helicopter, and a lamborghini. But he makes his home in Pittsburgh, not the Dominican (though I'm sure he spends a lot of time down there). I too believe he has done just fine for himself, and obviously he values the time with his family more than the value of his contract. You have to admire that.

But Ralphie is right about him being retarded. The guy actually LIKED playing for the Bucs!!! :lol: :lol:

Not to mention he is choosing to live in Pittsburgh instead of in the Dominican...the place I get to every chance I get!


Lets not forget the $$$ he is making from those Baseball Academys he has down in the Dominican too...I'm sure he's getting compensated nicely for that investment.

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 Post subject: Re: Salomon Torres retires
PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:39 pm 
I wish he had ended his career a Pirate. I still dislike that trade.


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 Post subject: Re: Salomon Torres retires
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The Brewers picked his option up anyway incase he pulls a Brett Favre/Roger Clemens...

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The Milwaukee Brewers exercised Salomon Torres’ $3.75 million option on Thursday even though he announced his retirement.

The Brewers plan to place Torres on the voluntary retired list on Friday, which will remove Torres from Milwaukee’s 40-man roster and keep the club from having to pay his salary.

Milwaukee also could have paid Torres a $300,000 buyout, but instead retains the rights of the 12-year veteran if he decides to play next season.


http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=A ... &type=lgns

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