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Everyone in baseball seems to agree that the San Francisco Giants dodged a big bullet when suspended hitting star Melky Cabrera's agents turned down the Giant's overtures for a mid-season contract extension last July. CBSSports.com reported the Giants were poking around the 3 year $27 million range.With the mega-offensive season Cabrera was putting up, I couldn't imagine Cabrera's handlers would sign a hometown discount deal with the Giants. It would have been irrestible to take Cabrera into free agency, where he would likely get something more along the lines of four years at $48 million.At this point, the chances the Giants might activate Cabrera after his 50 game suspension are about equal to Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin getting invited to a Mensa meeting. But what if...What if the Giants had signed Melky Cabrera to an extended contract in July? They would have been essentially "forced" to activate and play him the day after his suspension ended. ...
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For those of you who haven't heard the latest disturbing details on how Melky Cabrera tried to cover up his testosterone use, the New York Daily News dropped a massive bombshell with this article.
"In a bizarre attempt to avoid a 50-game drug suspension, San Francisco Giants star Melky Cabrera created a fictitious website and a nonexistent product designed to prove...
Melky Cabrera is currently serving his 50-game suspension for violating MLB's drug policy. Are the Giants completely done with him?
Major League Baseball has banned Melky Cabrera associate Juan Nunez from all team clubhouses.
MLB executive vice president Rob Manfred notified teams of the action Tuesday in a memorandum to club presidents, chief executive officers and general managers.
Nunez, a consultant for Cabrera's agents, took responsibility for fabricating a website that the San Francisco Giants All...
The San Francisco Giants canceled an order for 20,000 Melky Cabrera T-shirts just in time.
Giants spokeswoman Staci Slaughter says the order was stopped just before printing after Cabrera received a 50-game suspension from Major League Baseball last Wednesday following a positive test of testosterone.
The shirts that had featured last month's All-Star game MVP have been replaced...
San Francisco Giants left fielder Melky Cabrera has apparently been caught trying to cover up his use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) by purchasing a phony website. Reports out of New York said that an assistant to Cabrera recently bought an internet site which is used to promote and advertise a fake product. The site was posted as a way to convince MLB that Cabrera took this...
What is a “conundrum”? Well, according to the dictionary, a conundrum is ”a confusing and difficult problem or question”. Well, the recent suspension of Melky Cabrera has put me in a “conundrum”.
Who is Melky Cabrera you may ask ? Well, Melky Cabrera is a baseball player. He is a San Francisco Giant and was the 2012 All-Star Game MVP. And, in case you have not heard lately...
Since Melky Cabrera was suspended for elevated levels of testosterone, and even prior as part of Ryan Braun having come up positive for the same, discussions have swirled about the process by which players are tested. Recently, Victor Conte, the former head of BALCO has been just one.
Today the league and union for the players struck back issuing a joint statement on how testing...
It isn't the worst Judge Smails impression that I've ever seen. But I've seen better.
Last week, Giants OF and All Star Game MVP Melky Cabrera got popped for failing a drug test and earned a hearty 50 game suspension for it. This is a huge blow for the playoff contenders as the Melk Man was putting up an MVP-caliber season. There is a huge taint bomb on that season...
In light of Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon testing positive for performance-enhacing drugs, it's tough for baseball fans to not think the worst of any players enjoying suspicious amounts of success this season. Not every player deserves to be believed guilty until proven innocent, but unfortunately, that's a reality that many will have to face as the positive tests continue...
On Around the Diamond 25, Tony, Adam and Scott will tackle the big stories in baseball from this past week and there were plenty to go around including:
The Rocket lifting off again?
“The Hailin’ Venezuelan and The Prince of Detroit”
“Spoiled Melk”, a Cabrera that disappointed this week was Giants slugger Melky Cabrera.
Another Red Sock down, Carl Crawford opts for Tommy...
Somehow WEPN's Michael Kay was able to swing ESPN baseball analyst Rick Sutcliffe as a guest yesterday...Rick has a plan for punishing San Francisco cheater Melky Cabrera getting caught with...
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
What would MLB do if it turned out that Melky Cabrera was “legitimately” using PEDs? For the same matter, what if Barry Bonds came out and told us that he had been using the “cream” and the “clear” but it was legitimate so we didn’t need to worry about it? I’m pretty sure that the fans and MLB would call bullsh*t on both of them.
By now I’m pretty sure you know...
Victor Conte not withstanding, the two recent positive tests and subsequent 50 game suspensions of Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon show that the MLB drug testing policy is, more or less, working. Though improvements must continue to be made to make the tests unbeatable, it is clear that the testing net as currently constructed is able to catch at least some offenders.
It was another great show for Around the Diamond 25 Monday night as Tony and Adam wrapped up another rather exciting week in the world of baseball.
In this weeks edition Tony and Adam discussed the following…
Ryan Dempster and Derek Holland’s awesome Harry Caray impression.
Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder the best duo in baseball?
Melky Cabrera gets creative after his 50 game...