McFarlane Toys demotes Melky, too


In mid-July, McFarlane Toys, designers of the popular MLB figurines, announced that Melky Cabrera would be included in their 2009 set. The Yanks’ former center fielder was to be a part of a showcase of young players that will include Dustin Pedroia and Justin Upton. But a funny thing happened on the way to February: Melky Cabrera found himself bound for AAA Scranton after a terrible four months.

Now, as Jim Baumbach reports, McFarlane Toys has scratched their plans to include Melky Cabrera in the next line of figurines. The company offers up no explicit reason for this change in plans, but I’m sure Melky’s demotion had everything to do with it. There’s nothing like kicking a man while he’s down, eh?

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  1. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    “There’s nothing like kicking a man while he’s down, eh?”

    …and you guys are always wearing your boots.

  2. Adam says:

    saw melky on a repeat yankees on deck last night. i won’t lie, i miss him a little.

    except for the 68 OPS+, that i don’t miss so much.

  3. Bo says:

    The site is batting .500.

    Right on Melky. Wrong on IPK. Waiting on Hughes.

  4. pat says:

    while the toy thing is sad and amusing would it be possible to get a post about how much of a dickhead douchebag mike lupica is i hate his effing guts.

  5. Hitman says:

    That’s the funniest thing I’ve ever read.

  6. Efrem Goldman says:

    Waswatching had an entry on this yesterday
    Tough times for the Milkman

  7. Jorge Steinbrenner says:

    They cannot possibly deny me a Melky figure for my office. Just make a limited edition Scranton uniform variant. C’mon, McFarlane!!!

  8. I can only assume they’re replacing his figurine with one of Handsome Cody Ransom.

  9. Melky Cabrera says:

    OH CRAP!

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