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Rumor: Bonds-Yankees Deal Imminent

Postby neoforce » Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:45 pm

From http://www.mlbnewsonline.com/2008/07/so ... inent.html posted at 11:35 AM Eastern Time:

... formal contract negotiations with the Yankees, ... deal is anticipated forthwith, ... incentive-laden deal ... has a number of protective clauses


As a die hard Yankee fan, I have mixed feelings. With Matsui gone, Bonds is a low risk short term potential fix. His plate approach fits perfectly with the Yankees lineup. On the other hand, based on his age and no playing time at all this year, will he produce?

Finally, I think there is some other baggage he would bring to the team. O:-)

I just am not sure. But as a Yankee fan, I guess the pluses outweigh the minuses.
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Re: Rumor: Bonds-Yankees Deal Imminent

Postby cnote23 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:48 pm

well for the yanks it would be a better option then richie but Bonds way too much crap going on in is life I wouldn't even want to take the chance.
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Re: Rumor: Bonds-Yankees Deal Imminent

Postby Old_Style » Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:52 pm

Doesn't seem like a reliable source to me.
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Re: Rumor: Bonds-Yankees Deal Imminent

Postby Yoda » Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:54 pm

Very unbelievable rumor. I'd love to see Bonds in pinstripes tho. He can still mash.
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Re: Rumor: Bonds-Yankees Deal Imminent

Postby acsguitar » Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:58 pm

As someone who despises Bonds I will not be a hypocrit and root for him on the yankees. If bonds is a yankee I cannot root for them. Why don't they just make a play for Holliday.
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Re: Rumor: Bonds-Yankees Deal Imminent

Postby Noggy » Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:59 pm

Yeah, I question that source as well. But if it proves to be true, I can't say I'm against this move like I was before the season started. With Giambi showing he can handle everyday firstbase duties and Matsui hurt, it is at this point the best baseball move. As for his baggage, this at least would get people to shut the hell up about A-Rod's personal/social life for a while.
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Re: Rumor: Bonds-Yankees Deal Imminent

Postby Matthias » Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:05 pm

That would be quite the coup: the Yankees could conceivably miss the playoffs for the first time in 14 years and lose every shred of pretense at, "Yankee Pride" all in the same year.
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Re: Rumor: Bonds-Yankees Deal Imminent

Postby cnote23 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:08 pm

well the yankee's big problem is their outfield so Bonds won't help you there.
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Re: Rumor: Bonds-Yankees Deal Imminent

Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:08 pm

As if New York wasn't already a circus. At least A-Rod would have some company on the back page of the NY Times.
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Re: Rumor: Bonds-Yankees Deal Imminent

Postby Matthias » Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:10 pm

Dr. Duran Duran wrote:As if New York wasn't already a circus. At least A-Rod would have some company on the back page of the NY Times.

I think you mean the Post.

Although the times I've read Phil Mushnick, he's actually been pretty entertaining. I think the Post leaves him in there as a decoy.
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