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