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Monday, November 26, 2012

Melky Cabrera gets full postseason share ($377,003) from Giants

San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera, suspended for 50 games (the final 45 games of the regular season and the five-game division series) last season because he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs during the season, is almost $400,000 richer today.

Cabrera received a full postseason share, which amounted to $377,003.

Under baseball’s joint drug agreement, Cabrera was eligible for his share because his suspension ended in time for him to be on the active roster for a majority of the Giants’ postseason games, even though San Francisco decided not to use him. Under Major League Rule 45, he gets a full share because he was with the team from June 1 on.

Cabrera agreed to a $16-million, two-year contract with Toronto soon after the World Series ended.

The full postseason share of $377,003 was a record, breaking the mark that had stood since the 2006 St. Louis Cardinals.

Thanks to Hector.

Repoz Posted: November 26, 2012 at 02:21 PM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Gonfalon B. Posted: November 26, 2012 at 02:50 PM (#4309845)
They could have at least stripped him of the 3 dollars.
   2. Steve Treder Posted: November 26, 2012 at 04:56 PM (#4309929)
Is every detail regarding post-season share-splitting dictated by the CBA in this day and age? One likes to imagine the vintage clubhouse scene of half-dressed ballplayers engaging in a voice-vote with their Player Rep over share splits, name by name, but I'm guessing that's all gone the way of ballplayers driving trucks or selling shoes over the winter in order to make ends meet.
   3. Athletic Supporter can feel the slow rot Posted: November 26, 2012 at 05:55 PM (#4309997)
His children should have his postseason share taken away.
   4. Howie Menckel Posted: November 26, 2012 at 06:02 PM (#4310003)

What a heartwarming tale all around: Melky has huge first half, is MVP of All-Star Game that, as fate would have, gave the Giants home-field advantate in the World Series - but he misses the second half of the year while under suspension. Yet the plucky Giants win anyway.

They should make a movie out of this: "The Unnatural"

   5. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: November 26, 2012 at 06:55 PM (#4310047)
I thought TA was gonna say the team voted him a full share.
   6. pthomas Posted: November 26, 2012 at 07:29 PM (#4310068)
I bet pro football players never never never get busted for PED's........
   7. Harold can be a fun sponge Posted: November 26, 2012 at 08:58 PM (#4310111)
The full postseason share of $377,003 was a record, breaking the mark that had stood since the 2006 St. Louis Cardinals.

Why was the share lower in 2007-2011? It's only based on the minimum number of games per series, so it's not number of games played. Smaller stadiums? Couldn't be lower ticket prices.
   8. Bhaakon Posted: November 26, 2012 at 09:54 PM (#4310143)
Why was the share lower in 2007-2011? It's only based on the minimum number of games per series, so it's not number of games played. Smaller stadiums? Couldn't be lower ticket prices.


More shares? The rules only set the size of the bonus pool and the minimum number of shares. the players can add more shares and cash awards as they like, but that obviously lowers the value of each share. A quick Google only reveals the shares back to 2006 (excluding unspecified cash awards and rounding off): The '05 Cards voted 55, the '07 Red Sox 61, '08 Phillies 52, '09 Yankees 58, '10 Giants 60, '11 Cards 64, '12 Giants 61.

For some reason I remember that the 07 Red Sox set a record for number of shares, and it looks like most of the subsequent winners have followed that example.
   9. Boileryard Posted: November 26, 2012 at 09:57 PM (#4310146)
Why was the share lower in 2007-2011? It's only based on the minimum number of games per series, so it's not number of games played. Smaller stadiums? Couldn't be lower ticket prices.

It depends on how many players get shares. If more players receive them, each player's share will be reduced.

Edit: A Kirkland Cola to Bhaakon.
   10. J.R. Wolf Posted: November 26, 2012 at 11:40 PM (#4310235)
This is a disgrace. He should be permabanned for using PED's, and instead they throw money at him.
   11. base ball chick Posted: November 27, 2012 at 01:50 AM (#4310339)
yeah wolfie,

because using drugs = betting on baseball.

we especially need despicable curs like freddy galvis thrown out and horsewhipped for having sex with a woman who was using a vaginal suppository to treat a vaginal condition (yes, he tested positive for a vaginal suppository drug which enhances performance of a woman's cervix)

men like him who get vaginal suppository medications all over his penis and in his bloodstream and urine are a disgrace to the sainted memory or clean heroes like mickey mantle
   12. boteman digs the circuit clout Posted: November 27, 2012 at 03:02 AM (#4310357)
Anyone with questions about how shares are decided should watch the first 30 minutes of It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Only then will you appreciate the difficulty.

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