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Postby Guttenburg » Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:57 am

Show of hands how many of you are stashing this guy on your bench until he signs? Is he gonna sign at all? Of course it's been said a million times, but if he actually latches on with an AL team the reward could be through the roof.
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Re: Barry Bonds NA

Postby BrooklynBums » Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:46 am

There were Tampa Bay rumors a while back (St Louis too, but management said no to La Russa), but its been pretty quiet since.
If I were you, I would hope my league counted stats of American players in Japan ;-D , they love him over there, and he just might be crazy enough to do it.
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Re: Barry Bonds NA

Postby Snakes Gould » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:47 am

not i.

one, he wasnt all that great last season, certainly not good enough to waste a roster spot.

two, i doubt he signs anywhere, and if he does, it'll be late in the season.
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Re: Barry Bonds NA

Postby Guttenburg » Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:41 am

I guess I should point out that my league is a deeep .OBP league. Automatically bumping his value up quite a bit.
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Re: Barry Bonds NA

Postby jake_harv88 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:04 am

I was just going to say that the only league I would draft him in is an OBP league...
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Re: Barry Bonds NA

Postby Yoda » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:01 am

Snakes Gould wrote:not i.

one, he wasnt all that great last season, certainly not good enough to waste a roster spot.

two, i doubt he signs anywhere, and if he does, it'll be late in the season.


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Re: Barry Bonds NA

Postby The Cow » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:38 am

If Bonds is willing to play LF the Tribe would be a good fit. Tribe is probably being cheap here or they think the Dellucci/Michaels platoon is better than Bonds baggage.

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Re: Barry Bonds NA

Postby Fade2White12 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:14 am

Snakes Gould wrote:not i.

one, he wasnt all that great last season, certainly not good enough to waste a roster spot.


How is 75/28/66 with a .276 BA and 1.046 OPS in only 340 ABs not great? Assuming he becomes a DH or starting OF somewhere getting 500+ ABs, it's hard to argue that he wouldn't be a fantastic pickup if he signs. If the league is very deep, I wouldn't be opposed to grabbing him as a last round pick.
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Re: Barry Bonds NA

Postby Fantasy Sports Genie » Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:04 pm

Fade2White12 wrote:
Snakes Gould wrote:not i.

one, he wasnt all that great last season, certainly not good enough to waste a roster spot.


How is 75/28/66 with a .276 BA and 1.046 OPS in only 340 ABs not great? Assuming he becomes a DH or starting OF somewhere getting 500+ ABs, it's hard to argue that he wouldn't be a fantastic pickup if he signs. If the league is very deep, I wouldn't be opposed to grabbing him as a last round pick.

The catch is probably that even if a team desperately wants to give him 500+ ABs, it still likely won't happen. His age and injury history are starting to dictate that if you get 350 ABs from him, that's pretty fortunate. If the league was deep and you can afford to platoon him when he inevitably gets hurt, or if you use OBP, might be interesting. But I'd be shocked if he suddenly played a full season and put up great numbers.
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Re: Barry Bonds NA

Postby Fade2White12 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:17 pm

I wouldn't necessarily make those assumptions. If someone brings Bonds in, I doubt they just platoon him in LF. If he does come back, it will probably be to an AL team in which they'll DH him every few games. Most teams have a full-time DH already, so this does limit his possible suitors. However, ABs will be a bit misleading due to the amount of BBs he'll likely see - he'll never get over 500 ABs because of this. Hell, he hasn't had 500 ABs in 10 years! That's why I think he would still be a huge asset to the poster's league, one that uses OBP. In a very deep league like his with those categories, I wouldn't have a problem with taking a flier on him to see how things shakeup as the season begins.
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