I don’t see this move as making
…. Manager Bruce Bochy said Cabrera would not be added to the postseason rost
er. The suspended outfielder was eligible to rejoin the club after the fifth postseason game if the Giants get that far.
“We’ve moved on and so we’re going to move forward without Melky,” Bochy said. “Melky understands.”
What?! How is Mota welcomed back after failing not one, but two drug tests, while Melky is being banished from the team? Melky is the better player, and the league has a simple and well-run system for dealing with players who fail drug tests. If they really didn’t consult with him at all, I’d say he’s got a real good chance to file a successful grievance. The Giants have already accepted Mota back into the fold two times. They have no grounds to suggest that Melky is any different from Mota, just another player who failed a drug test and paid his punishment.
Not to mention, this not only seems excessive; but it is certainly detrimental to the team’s chances at a title. Cabrera absolutely makes them a better team, regardless of all the bullshit hurt feelings. He was a legitimate MVP candidate at the moment he failed that test. Now, they’re telling the guy who was their first half MVP, the All Star game MVP…. really, the best hitter in the NL that they don’t care for his services?!
This is the classic example of biting your nose off to spite your face.