So, as I'm sure it's occured to most of us by now, Bond's approaching of the record is going to have some pretty funky effects on his games over the next month (or two), which in turn are probably going to have some quirky effect on fantasy numbers throughout the game.
I'm going to assume that Bonds is owned in pretty much every league out there... those leagues which include OPS, SLG, Walks, etc are obvious, and even in shallow basic leagues he warrants ownerwhip. But what about other effects on the game? Those that non-Bonds owners could pick up on and use.
The incredible number of walks he's going to recieve over the next few weeks aren't simply going to effect Bond's numbers, are they? Of course not... they're going to strongly influence the numbers of those players batting behind him. Namely Ryan Klesko. Giant's fans correct me if I'm wrong, but for the past few weeks Klesko has either been batting directly behind Bonds, or one behind that hitter, putting him in pretty prime territory for knocking around some runs now that there's almost always going to be runners on base for him. Add into that a very strong average at home, and you may be looking at a player worthy of a short-term pickup, especially in leagues with some extra bench spots, or if your team needs a short-term replacement at 1B because of a slumping star.
In any case, I'd like to see a conversation in this topic about what kind of fantasy strategy we could use to our advantage as Bond's approaches the record. It's obvious that these last four/five HR are going to take a while, as managers and pitchers will shy away from having the dubious honor of giving up the record tying/breaking shot.