... 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.
I just am not sure. But as a Yankee fan, I guess the pluses outweigh the minuses.