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Melky gets a modest raise

Posted By Peter Abraham On February 29, 2008 @ 12:29 am In Misc | 64 Comments

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The Yankees gave Melky Cabrera $461,200 for this season. He made $432,400 last season. There is some sort of in-house formula that determined his $28,800 raise. The 25-man payroll is at approximately $203 million with a few slots to fill.

Players with less than three years of service time are renewed at a figure determined by the team. There are no negotiations to speak of.

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Lots of bad karma this week for the Red Sox.

The Beantowners visited the White House on Wednesday before taking a side trip to visit wounded soldiers at the Walter Reed Medical Center. Manny Ramirez and Julian Tavarez blew off the visit. Classy move there.

Then on Thursday the Sox played a doubleheader against Boston College and Northeastern. They beat the college teams by a combined score of 39-0 and drew 27 walks. Imagine if the kids weren’t from Boston.

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