Pogotheostrich wrote:I must have missed it where he said he would play for league minimum.
I was gonna ask this. If I remember correctly, I think he was asking for something like $10M to play for a team.
Agent Jeff Borris said he recently offered Bonds' services to "numerous" clubs for the major league-minimum salary of $390,000. When Borris couldn't find a taker, he concluded that Bonds will not be playing in the big leagues this season.
"I offered Barry at the minimum salary, and when I ran into a brick wall, that's when I came to the conclusion that he will not be in a major league uniform in 2008," said Borris, in New York for the All-Star Game.
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I'm personally ready to turn the page in the Bonds saga. He's the greatest ball player to play...he's a stud....no arguement from me there. But I'm done with this whole thing, I'm sick of the threads, I'm sick of the news, I'm sick of all of it.
Let's not say there's "zero risk" with signing Barry. There is plenty of risk, although it's likely minor. Facing federal charges, you may pay for a player that spends more time in a courtroom than on the field. His defense is a liability for NL teams. He has a locker room presence that may not jive with the existing team. He's 45 years old and his body could break stepping out of the batter's box (Nomar). It's not as easy as saying, "Barry is good, let's go get him." Rather, let's say that the risk may be worth the reward, but it's not guaranteed.
And just because his agent said he'd offered Barry for the league minimum that doesn't mean A) that it happened or B) that the Union would allow him to do that. It's not as easy as calling twelve teams and saying Barry's available for a song.
wkelly91 wrote:Am I the only one who sees him as a glaring example of the "Roid" era...and an glad to see him and all the juicers gone?
Mark McGuire? Jose Canseco? Sammy Sosa? Brady Anderson?
And so many more....they messed up a generation of baseball statistics that will forever cause baseball fans consternation.
Goodbye, and good riddence Barry
So those are "all the juicers," eh? And Bonds didn't "screw up the statistics" anymore than Aaron and Mays did, or any of the other thousands of players who used PEDs.
Perhaps you missed the "And so many more" comment. So Aaron and Mays used PED? Bonds is one of many that have scewed baseball stats by cheating. How many homeruns would the Babe have hit if he "roided"?