jnormy wrote: StlSluggers wrote: jnormy wrote: The Loveable Losers wrote:
JTWood wrote:You think the Cubs would be interested?
I don't think Bonds would want to play in Chicago. He wants to stay on the West Coast and I've got the feeling he's going to be inflexible on that count.
West Coast, AL so he can DH, team that just lost their top slugger to free agency... Mr. Bonds, say hello to the Oakland A's!
So what you're saying is that the Cubs might not
I'll need proof before I believe that.
Oh, I'm sure a lot of teams will be interested, including the Cubs, but I agree with Lovable Losers that it's much more likely that a West Coast team gets him, 'cause that's where he wants to play. Any other team would have to seriously overpay to land ol' surly Barry.
IMO, if he leaves SF, Oakland is the frontrunner to reel him in...
Right. I'm sure the Cubs as well as many other teams wouldn't mind adding Bonds to their rosters. I just don't think Barry would have any interest in playing in Chicago. Dusty Baker is gone now and he's the only reason I could even fathom for Barry to consider coming to the Cubs. He's stated in the past that he'd prefer playing on the West Coast and if he played outside of the West Coast I'd imagine he'd want somewhere a bit lower profile than Chicago/New York.
Honestly I really do see Oakland being a perfect fit now than Thomas is a Blue Jay. That doesn't mean they'll work out a contract or anything but it definitely makes a lot of sense both for Barry and for the A's.