There’s also the formality of the shares of playoff money teams receive for their participation in the postseason. Players must sign a form to receive their piece of the pie.
This year, Miguel Cabrera isn’t interested in the money.
Ahead of the Detroit Tigers’ division series against the Baltimore Orioles, Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer was making his way through the locker room with the forms for players to sign when he arrived at Cabrera’s locker. Last season’s American League MVP made it known he was going to pass this time around.
“I’m not signing anything,” Cabrera told Scherzer via USA Today, who also notes Cabrera later told teammate Victor Martinez that he “just wants the ring.”
This will be the Tigers’ fourth consecutive season in the playoffs with the previous three ending in the American League Championship Series (twice) and a sweep at the hands of the San Francisco Giants in the World Series.
General manager Dave Dombrowski signaled his intent to bring a championship to Detroit this time around by trading for David Price at the trade deadline to bolster and already impressive starting rotation. It sounds like Miguel Cabrera is as focused as ever to do his part to help the cause.
H/T Eye On Baseball