This is one of those deals where Inner Cynic arm-wrestles Benefit of the Doubt Man to a grueling draw .....
Item: Melky Cabrera is voluntarily taking himself out of the running for the National League batting title, saying he shouldn't be eligible because of his 50-game suspension for showing red in a drug test.
Take No. 1: Melky Cabrera is a noble human being.
Take No. 2: Melky Cabrera is a cynical opportunist who's only doing this to rebuild his reputation and off-the-field earning power.
Gentlemen .... wrestle!