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Melky Cabrera suspended 50 games

Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:18 pm

Wow!

San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera has been suspended 50 games after violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Cabrera, the MVP of the 2012 All-Star Game, tested positive for testosterone. His suspension is effective immediately.

"My positive test was the result of my use of a substance I should not have used. ... I am deeply sorry for my mistake," Cabrera said in a release from MLB.


http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/82719 ... d-50-games

And he openly owned up to it as well...... I guess that's refreshing!
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Re: Melky Cabrera suspended 50 games

Unread postby Dnthateonthepronk » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:27 pm

in his free agent year too..........
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Re: Melky Cabrera suspended 50 games

Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:33 pm

Dnthateonthepronk wrote:in his free agent year too..........


Yep

On twitter Jon Heyman (CBS) is speculating he might have cost himself $50m!!
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Re: Melky Cabrera suspended 50 games

Unread postby Dnthateonthepronk » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:39 pm

He may have owned up to it, but this isnt going to help those percieved notions of immaturity/laziness/stupidity go away.
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Re: Melky Cabrera suspended 50 games

Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:54 pm

So, this puts him in our price range in free agency, right? Our new LF Melky Cabrera?
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Re: Melky Cabrera suspended 50 games

Unread postby Adverb Harry » Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:03 pm

And don't forget, he'll still be suspended for the first month, so the Indians wouldn't even have to pay him for a while!
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Re: Melky Cabrera suspended 50 games

Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:12 pm

Adverb Harry wrote:And don't forget, he'll still be suspended for the first month, so the Indians wouldn't even have to pay him for a while!


Only the first 5 games next year and that's if the Giants don't make the post-season.
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Re: Melky Cabrera suspended 50 games

Unread postby Adverb Harry » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:16 pm

dazindiansfanuk wrote:
Adverb Harry wrote:And don't forget, he'll still be suspended for the first month, so the Indians wouldn't even have to pay him for a while!


Only the first 5 games next year and that's if the Giants don't make the post-season.


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Re: Melky Cabrera suspended 50 games

Unread postby Spin » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:16 pm

skatingtripods wrote:So, this puts him in our price range in free agency, right? Our new LF Melky Cabrera?


He's 29 next year, average range, good arm. Solid hitter (against righties and lefties).

Four reasons he's not eligible.
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