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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Would You Want Your Team to Sign Barry Bonds?

Suppose, for example, that Jason Bay gets hurt in Pittsburgh or Pat Burrell goes down in Philadelphia. In the latter team's case, you're supposed to be in a pennant race, and you might not be able to fill in that spot with a rookie or trade for a good player early in the season. So, do you sign Barry Bonds?

Sure, he has baggage, but right now he's not on the front page of baseball news because someone about as likeable, Roger Clemens, is. He also is one of the greatest hitters of all time, gimpy knees and all, and, well, Citizens Bank Park is a real hitters park. Imagine a lineup with Rollins, Utley, Howard and Bonds. Sure, they'll see a bunch of lefties, but these men can flat out hit the baseball.

Do you go for it? Or do you play Chris Snelling?

You made the playoffs last year, you want to go further this year.

Do you sign Barry Bonds?

1 Comments:

Anonymous The Sports Curmudgeon said...

Prof:

Signing Barry Bonds for the 2008 season would be an act of desperation.

Yes, he can hit.

And he can no longer play the outfield or run the bases effectively.

Thanx. I'll pass...

11:22 AM  

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