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No One Wants Bonds

Posted on: July 10, 2008 6:38 pm
Edited on: July 11, 2008 2:41 pm

FRIDAY: Just to hammer it home a little further, we have Bonds rejections from the Dodgers, Yankees, Cardinals, and Phillies today.

THURSDAY: Barry Bonds' agent Jeff Borris makes it clear that none of the 30 teams are interested in his client:

"I am not talking to any club about Barry Bonds, because they all made it very clear to me they are not interested in him. Every club.  I can't believe he doesn't have a job. No one has offered even the minimum salary. He made the All-Star team last year, and there's no reason to believe he wouldn't have a repeat performance in 2008, except for the conspiracy against him."

Borris says Bonds could be ready in ten days.  Contenders such as the Angels, Rays, Tigers, and A's have gotten subpar performance out of the DH spot but they've all decided to pass on Bonds for various reasons.  Borris would have to admit that even some of these clubs would have trouble fitting Bonds onto the roster.


Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: July 12, 2008 1:38 pm

No One Wants Bonds

Didn't Babe Ruth's career end under similar circumstances?  I suppose back in the day, folks would have used the same words to describe him, too - prima dona in the clubhouse, more trouble than he's worth, etc.

The only thing you wouldn't have labeled Ruth was a cheater.

Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: July 10, 2008 8:03 pm

No One Wants Bonds

Well, I know NONE of the owners, never met one, wouldn't probably want to...and I have come to the same conclusion that many of them apparently have.  I wouldn't want Bonds on my team.  The whole affair has been pretty public, and there is a great deal of consensus that Bonds is not exactly forthcoming, is a pain the neck in the clubhouse, and is a prima dona who is at the end of his career.  Easy to see.  Owners can see just as easily as anyone else.   How, for heaven's sake, is that a conspiracy????????????????

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