Melky Cabrera gets World Series ring.... Really?

Melky Cabrera receives World Series ring, but does he deserve it?

5/14/13 in MLB   |   MortonsLaw   |   156 respect

Melky Cabrera received his World Series ring from San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy Tuesday afternoon, prior to the interleague game between the Giants and Blue Jays. Cabrera opted for the two to meet in May 7, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera (53) doubles during the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4.  Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sportsthe tunnel as opposed to on the field.

Now while almost anyone on a championship roster receives a ring, how can one justify Cabrera getting one? And I’m sure if the San Francisco Giants had their druthers, Melky Cabrera would not have been presented with one. Based on the fact he was busted for a banned substance and missed 50 games, I don’t know how he could accept it. Wouldn’t you feel odd about accepting something you do not deserve?  Yes, he did play in 113 games and the Giants were tied for first when he got busted. However, the Giants were only 9 games over .500, and then finished 26 games over. Was he really missed?

Now of course we can go back in recent time and point out anyone who has ever cheated while contributing to a team making a run in the postseason. So you can make a case other offenders are less deserving of their rings. I think the biggest difference is those players were caught years later, whereas Cabrera was busted in-season. Not to mention that the Giants opted to keep him off the postseason roster despite being eligible to return.

Not really a big deal him getting the ring, I just feel he doesn’t deserve it.
 
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5/17/13   |   MortonsLaw   |   156 respect

ML31 wrote:
OF COURSE he deserves a ring.  He contributed big time.  If Melky doesn't deserve a ring then why does Benji Molina get one when he was traded less than half way through the 2010 season?

Sorry.  The punishment was the suspension.  Not being able to enjoy some of what he contributed to.

That's fair. You're not the only one who will say that.

5/16/13   |   ML31   |   3671 respect

OF COURSE he deserves a ring.  He contributed big time.  If Melky doesn't deserve a ring then why does Benji Molina get one when he was traded less than half way through the 2010 season?

Sorry.  The punishment was the suspension.  Not being able to enjoy some of what he contributed to.

5/15/13   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

He is a drug abuser. Who still abuses drugs,.. He will always have this addiction.. he really has shown the US that he does not care .. we throw millions of dollars a year at this guy. we will never learn that the athletes in this country believe they have an entitlement...

5/15/13   |   NittanyJon   |   244 respect

Sort of like there has to be a player from each team in the All Star game. Cabrera does not deserve the honor. His name should be in the baseball almanacs - databases as being a member of the winnning team. But that should be it.