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For those who don't know, Money For Nothing is a wonderfully terrible John Cusak movie from the early 90's. Look it up, watch it, live it. But also realize this article has nothing to do with John Cusak or that movie. Instead, we are talking about the formerly suspended, formerly great, formerly inspirational Melky Cabrera. Cabrera was suspended for 50 games for testing positive for PEDs, was not utilized on the San Francisco Giants postseason roster despite becoming eligible during the NLCS, and had little to do with the team's second-half run and their march to a World Series title. But he's getting paid.
According to Al Saracevic of the San Francisco Chronicle, Cabrera is due a full playoff share of bonus money and revenue per the rules of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Baseball has a revenue sharing system in place for playoff teams, and of course the team that wins the World Series get the majority of the money. This includes Cabrera who could make upwards of $300,000 from his playoff share.
The rule that allows Cabrera a full share of the revenue sharing comes due to the fact that the union says a player will be due the full share if the team plays ten games after said player's suspension is served. The Giants played 11 more after Cabrera was activated.
So while Cabrera brought shame to a proud organization (one that seems to have forget its most celebrated player, Barry Bonds, is so closely tied to steroid use he might as well have admitted it), he will make his money. To be fair, Cabrera did hit .346/.390/.516. So it wasn't like he took steroids and didn't produce. But here's the take away: Take PEDs and get paid. Unfortunately, there are some out there that will read between the lines and hear this message.
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The baseball players' union concluded Melky Cabrera's agents
didn't know about a scheme to create a phony website in a defense
of his positive drug test but said they failed to properly manage
the employees of the firm who tried to carry out the scheme.
Although the World Series is behind us, that doesn't mean there is a shortage of musical tributes done by San Francisco Giants fans.
In case you forgot, singer Ashkon became a viral sensation in 2010 for his remaking of "Don't Stop Believing" for the Giants World Series run against the Texas Rangers.
Now, here is his 2012 version using "We Are the Champions...
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Two years ago, mega-fan Ashkon Davaran's rendition of "Don't Stop Believin'" became the San Francisco Giants official anthem as they went on to win the World Series.As thanks, the team rewarded him with a place in their championship parade through San Francisco.And now that they've won again...dude is back with another song and video. Check it out.
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