Darrin's parent is a long time poster here and Sam is a family friend. Sam was a great student with a Stanford degree in statistics. We've talked about whether, even as a major leaguer, he would have made more money as a private citizen. 32 years old, 10 years in, still making close to the major league minimum and has to start from zero when he's done. He's been up and down the maximum number of times and teams have saved a lot of money by switching him in and out. Peripheral players like Darrin and Sam really get undercut by the system.