Looks like the Melky Cabrera train has pulled into the station. And the station is in Canada. And a ticket costs $16 million dollars.
There was so much will they/won’t they this year surrounding this man. Will they bring him back for the post season? Will they sign him next year? A lot of media folk were saying, “Sure, if the price is right.” This made me cringe since because before this whole debacle went down, I pictured us offering Melky a low paying contract and all the fans awkwardly fake cheering him on next year when none of us really meant it.
I don’t have a real opinion on PEDs. Yes, I would prefer a clean game, one that is free from any drugs that enhance a player’s performance. Do I think this is realistic? No, I don’t. And any team laughing at the Giants, or the A’s or any other team that was affected this year - well, I think they are kidding themselves. I am willing to bet a lot of money that there is at least one guilty player on every MLB team that has abused PEDs. Hello. Ryan Braun? MVP candidate? It’s likely he is guilty. Yet everyone moves on because they know that’s the reality in this day and age.
What I am NOT okay with is the way Melky left. First he flat out denied it (which I get to some extent) - then he leaves without a WORD. Without talking to his brothers from another mothers - his outfield posse. Nothing to Pagan. Nothing to Blanco. Just gone like the wind. Then the fake website? C’mon dude. On top of that, we were dressed as MELK MEN for crying out loud. We embraced him with open arms, and that’s how he “thank you the fans”. Hit the road jack, I ain’t havin’ it.
I mean, when I say we literally welcomed him with open arms.. I meant it:
I mean, I should have known when he was hitting it off with our arch enemy, Matt Kemp:
Anyway, my point is - do I think he’s a talented player? Yes. Do I feel like he helps teams win? Yes. Do I want him on my team? No. No I do not.
Bye Melky. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.