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Saturday, October 23, 2010


The Luckiest Man Before the Start of the World Series 


World Series 還沒有開打,Bengie Molina 已經確定可以得到一枚戒指了。

他在球季中被 Giants 交易到 Rangers 去,所以不管這兩隊哪一隊贏,他都可以拿到戒指。更有甚者,不管比賽結果如何,他都可以從兩邊拿到 playoff share。Giants 這邊由於他待了半個球季,理論上應該拿 partial share。而在 Rangers 這邊,他甚至有可能因為作為季後賽的主戰捕手拿到 full share,這一部份還要看 Rangers 球員投票決定。不過我預期看到 Cliff Lee 和 Bengie Molina 都拿到 full shares。如果最後 Rangers 贏得 WS,Bengie Molina 有可能成為歷史上拿 playoff share 拿的最多的人。

Comments:
如果Molina 是因為 Giants 得到WS 冠軍而拿到冠軍戒指, 那可真是有趣: 02年在美聯得到冠軍戒, 今年則靠國聯得到冠軍戒, 我能記得的球員是 Curt Shiling 也是在國聯跟美聯各拿過冠軍戒指, 不知道還有哪些比較知名的球員也有這樣的經歷
 
Players voted around 1st of September, so it's more likely that Giants will give him more.
 
我不知道球員確實投票日是哪一天,各個球團也未必相同,不過九月一日似乎太早了。一般規矩是整季都待在 roster 上的球員才可以投票,雖然通常不會有人在九月一日之後被交易,但是還是有可能被 release 掉以挪出空間給小聯盟球員進入 40-man roster 然後趁 active roster 擴張時上來觀光。

此外九月一日還不知道有哪些球隊會進入季後賽,全部只有十二隻球隊可以拿到錢 (沒有成為 wild card 的分區第二名也有錢拿),九月初的時候可能有差不多二十隻球隊還在競爭,那時候開會討論也太早了。

不過最近有消息說 Giants 投票給了 Molina 和 Chris Ray (我完全忘掉這個他了) full shares,還不只是 partial share 而已。Red Sox 在 Manny Ramirez 被交易出去那年給他 full share 的 2/3,Giants 如果給 Molina 一個 full share 可以算是仁至義盡了。Rangers 雖然只用了 Molina 不到半個球季,但是以他的重要性和貢獻來說,full share 也是應該會有的。

Commissioner's office 這邊似乎不管球員拿一份或是兩份錢,只要工會沒有其他解釋,Molina 和 Ray 就會拿兩份。
 
To CC:

I read it on C.J. Nitkowski's twitter, former major leaguer (95-05). The rule probably has changed, but it is also possible that C.J. still has contact with current major leagurs and they informed him the voting date stays the same.

C.J.'s twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/CJNitkowski. It's pretty awesome, talks about a lot of pitching.
 
I wouldn't pay too much attention to C.J. Nitkowski because it seems he did not vote for playoff shares himself ever.

According to this article, 2009 Angels met to vote for playoff shares in the end of September. In another article about 2007 Rockies, they voted for playoff shares also in late September.

Two reports are hardly a solid evidence, but I think it's more convincing than a former player's twitter updates.
 
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