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Postby kentx12 » Thu Dec 16, 2004 6:41 pm

I would still try to get rid of him. I just dont see him having a good year with all this stuff going on. As he gets closer to the HR record there will be even more talk and speculation about steroid use and I believe it will affect him.
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Postby dleoboyd » Thu Dec 16, 2004 7:43 pm

The steroid thing doesn't worry me at all....I doubt he was using them in 04 and he still put up huge numbers. He's been under the media spotlight for a long time, so I don't really think that will affect his performance too much either. What concerns me is his age. Eventually his age is going to have to catch up to his bat speed and that's when we are going to see the mortal version of Barry Bonds. At his age that day has to be coming soon, I personally don't want to be the one who owns him when it does. Another concern at his advanced age is his health. He has been relatively healthy lately in his career, but if there were a freak accident or maybe even a strange steroid-related sickness/injury, his old body would be a lot slower to recover than would a young guy like Beltran. I'm not taking any chances with Bonds next year.
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Postby sisyphus » Thu Dec 16, 2004 7:56 pm

Yeah, I think injuries are going to be the issue, as opposed to a sudden lack of bat speed. Remember, he is one of those guys that seem to come up with bad hamstrings. That type of nagging injury could really cut into his already low number of ABs.
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Postby shortsavage » Thu Dec 16, 2004 9:29 pm

kentx12 wrote:I would still try to get rid of him. I just dont see him having a good year with all this stuff going on. As he gets closer to the HR record there will be even more talk and speculation about steroid use and I believe it will affect him.


Not to pick on someone who attempts to play devil's advocate, but this statement sounds more like wishful thinking than a realistic analysis.

If Bonds hasn't been affected by now, I don't think much could get to him, harming his game severely. I'd imagine that taking the field shortly after the death of your greatest inspiration would be tougher than anything the media could ever stir up.
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Postby Lofunzo » Thu Dec 16, 2004 9:36 pm

With hits and walks counting the same, I would hold onto Bonds and win your league. ;-D
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Postby LBJackal » Thu Dec 16, 2004 9:40 pm

Yep no way I'd let him go. Pavano and a pick? Wow, who would turn down that deal?
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Postby ayebatter » Thu Dec 16, 2004 9:50 pm

There is not a chance that you can get full value for him now. Keep him and ride the next big wave.
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Postby trevisc » Fri Dec 17, 2004 7:23 am

I've never, ever drafted Bonds in a real league, nor have I had him on any of my teams that I can remember. But in that league setting it sure sounds like he'd be worth a ton of points!
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