Tuesday, January 20, 2009

How did Melky Cabrera get a $1.4M contract from the Yanks?

Melky wanted $1.7M and the Yankees were offering $1.2M (which is still absurdly high) but the case won't go to arbitration. Cabrera settled earlier today for $1.4 million. He made about $461,000 last year.

Melky hit .249 last season and was sent down to Triple A in August. That, apparently, was good enough to earn him a 300% raise.

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