GFBB Note: Melky’s getting 100% of the payout for each player. It has something to do with when Melky became eligible to play and is part of the union contract . Oye! Nice work if you can get it .
Originally posted on Bullpen Brian:
It turns out Melky Cabrera will earn a full share of the Giants’ postseason revenue split.
Al Saracevic of SFGate.com does a nice job explaining the details of what he calls an ‘obscure union rule’ that entitled Cabrera to get his full piece of the money pie.
“He spent 117 games on the roster this season, and he stood to make 72.2 percent of a full share. But an obscure union rule mandates a full share if a player’s team plays 10 games after the suspended player is eligible to be reinstated.
Cabrera was eligible to come back for Game 1 of the NLCS. The Giants chose to keep him on the shelf, but the team also played 11 more playoff games. And that triggers a full share for Melky.” –Al Saracevic
It’s absolutely ridiculous if you ask me. A player suspended for PEDs use shouldn’t get the benefit of a paycheck he didn’t fairly earn.