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Re: Melky Cabrera signs with Blue Jays :: 2 yrs, $16M

Postby Izenhart » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:04 am

HOOTIE wrote:This deal shows how weak MLB steroid policy still is.
Players don't worry that much over a small 50 game suspension, when you can make 16 mil from it.


Well, when B.J Upton is getting $15mil a year, this is looking like a bargain.
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Re: Melky Cabrera signs with Blue Jays :: 2 yrs, $16M

Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:38 am

HOOTIE wrote:This deal shows how weak MLB steroid policy still is.
Players don't worry that much over a small 50 game suspension, when you can make 16 mil from it.

It was speculated that he would get around 5 years / $75 million before the suspension so I would say it hit pretty hard.
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Re: Melky Cabrera signs with Blue Jays :: 2 yrs, $16M

Postby GiantsFan14 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:40 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
HOOTIE wrote:This deal shows how weak MLB steroid policy still is.
Players don't worry that much over a small 50 game suspension, when you can make 16 mil from it.

It was speculated that he would get around 5 years / $75 million before the suspension so I would say it hit pretty hard.


ya, he was in line for a much bigger contract if he hadn't gotten caught. i would definitely say that losing out on tens of millions of dollars is a pretty strong policy.
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