TheYanks04 wrote: El Guapo wrote: BronXBombers51 wrote:
El Guapo wrote:It wouldn't surprise me if Bonds were to end up playing for a certain high payroll American League team as a DH either next year or the year after next.
If you're talking about the Yankees, think again.
How come you are so sure?
Because even George is not crazy enough to spend 20 M on a 40+ year old with a bad knee and under the steroid cloud. He can spend it on a CF which is what we need for 06. Bonds is DESPISED by just abnout everyone not in SF. It would also be a PR nightmare. George needs that like he needs another Giambi.
No doubt Bonds is despised everywhere outside of the Bay, and why is he loved in the Bay? Because he plays here. It would be the same where ever else he played next. Fans are quick to hate and quick to forgive, such is sports culture.
As for it being a PR Nightmare, it absolutely is a nightmare, if by nightmere you mean selling out capacity at every game. Bonds single handedly sold out games all over the country the past three years and made Pac Bell/SBC one of the most attended stadiums in baseball. It would be no different if he plays somewhere else next year. The Yankees survived the PR negativity of Giambi without much of a hiccup, if anything Giambi and Sheffield set a precedent for the Yankees that the BALCO backlash isn't that big of a deal.
I'm not trying to say that Bonds to the Yankees next year is a done deal by any means, but I'm not going to write it off as an impossibility until I see that it doesn't happen. It definitely makes sense from Bonds' perspective, and the Yankees have a history of signing big bats. No doubt the Yankees have other needs this year, but there is the trade deadline where some of those needs may be addressed, and Bonds wouldn't have to be the only off season signing.
Anyway, it's just a thought, I'm not his agent, but I don't think it's rediculous enought to be rejected out of hand.
I suppose you could say that everyone has an El Guapo. For some, shyness may be an El Guapo. For others, lack of education may be an El Guapo. But for us, El Guapo is a large ugly man who wants to kill us!