The Melk-Man for President campaign has hit a huge snag, as Carbrera has tested positive for using testosterone, and now will miss the Giants n
ext 50 games. This is a huge setback for both the team and the player. Melky was on his way to a second consecutive 200-hit season, leading the team back to the postseason; and more than likely a huge contract, and the team was perhaps moving towards a chance at another title. Now, it appears that all of those possibilities are in jeopardy. Immediately, questions about Cabrera’s late career turnaround have begun, and he is facing a tough road to a new contract.
As for the Giants, there’s no getting around the fact that this is a major setback. Whether they have enough offense to get through this remains to be seen, with Melky being first or second on the team in virtually every offensive category.
It also begs the question as to whether Sabean knew this was coming when he swung the deal for Hunter Pence, especially considering Hanley Ramirez was probably a better fit for the team.
UPDATE: This goes from bad to worse:
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 he inadvertently took the banned substance that caused a positive test under Major League Baseball’s drug program.
But instead of exonerating Cabrera of steroid use, the Internet stunt trapped him in a web of lies.
Wow. Now he not only looks like he flat-out cheated and used steroids to get better, he also looks like a fool. This pretty much means he won’t be back next season as a Giant. The last thing the Giants are gonna put up with is another player in their clubhouse being investigated by Novitzky.
What a stunning fall from grace for a fan favorite, and a player who was a couple of months away from a huge payday.