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Reliever exchanges number for college fund

Posted on: February 27, 2012 2:11 pm
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Daniel McCutchen

By C. Trent Rosecrans


Daniel McCutchen is no dumb jock.

Most of the time when a veteran comes to a new team and wants his jersey number from a younger player, that player will aks for a watch or a car or some other such nonsense. McCutchen, who wore No. 34 for the Pirates before A.J. Burnett came aboard, had a much better idea.

Instead of some trinket, McCutchen asked for Burnett to set up a CollegeAmerica 529 plan for the 29-year-old reliever's unborn daughter. And now Burnett wears No. 34 and McCutchen wears No. 25.

"When a veteran comes in and takes a number, some of the guys usually get something," McCutchen told Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "I know he has kids. He asked me what I wanted, I brought that up.

"Eighteen years from now, we'll see what the market is."

Of course, speaking as someone with a newborn daughter, I've certainly thought about what college will cost in 18 years. And then I cry and hope that some big-named blogger gets sent to CBSSports.com and wants my login name.

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Comments

Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2012 3:40 pm
 

Reliever exchanges number for college fund

Kudos to McCutchen for being smart on the 529 plan, don`t know if I`d trust the arm art man to complete it...I`d just get good ol cash or check from AJ.  Don`t let AJ talk ya into any tatoos either Daniel, like #34 or ace! 



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2012 2:40 pm
 

Reliever exchanges number for college fund

Can we get a scholorship for the CBS SPORTS people, these poor idiots cant even spell ScholArship.....no wonder they suck at sports too....hahahaha.....greates school systems in the world, I am sorry let me make it so they can read this...gretast Skoll cistam in da wold....



Since: Oct 28, 2009
Posted on: February 28, 2012 1:16 pm
 

Reliever exchanges number for college fund

When you steal a paycheck for most of your career, its a not qa tough decision. AJ Burnett has been one of the most over paid players in the sports Period! We should see more athletes that steal money give back just as Burnett did!




Since: Nov 29, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2012 10:33 am
 

Reliever exchanges number for college fund

Indeed Skyhawk.  The rest of us are quite grateful for your decision.




Since: Feb 9, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2012 8:26 am
 

Reliever exchanges number for college fund

"No Dumb Jock" ???

He has been in the majors three years, currently making $414,000. Yet he has to have his daugthers college fund set up by selling his number?

And you praise him for doing so and drop your own life into the 9 sentence story.

Great article C. Trent Rosecrans.

Guess everyone in the sports world is over paid.



Since: Aug 6, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2012 7:00 am
 

Reliever exchanges number for college fund

great story, and a cool choice for the number



Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: February 27, 2012 8:54 pm
 

Reliever exchanges number for college fund

That's a first haha



Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: February 27, 2012 3:12 pm
 

Reliever exchanges number for college fund

What are the Vegas odds that McCutchen never sees a dime ?



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 27, 2012 2:53 pm
 

Reliever exchanges number for college fund

Reason No. 709 why I'm never having kids.


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