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Barry Bonds is Still Bummin’ it

by November 30, 1999 @ 12:00 am (Category : Uncategorized )

Apr 4th 2008 3:20PM by Yankees Chick
Barry Bonds may still be homeless, but he doesn’t have to be.

Sure, there are plenty of reasons to steer clear of him. There’s that unrelenting cocky attitude, the fact that he is essentially clubhouse cancer (does player like this man? Please, speak up, players that religiously read FanHouse), the injuries, and the bad press, just to name a few. Oh, and that whole steroids thing. Not sure if you’ve heard anything about that, but believe me, it’s been a big controversy.

If you’re able to look past all of that, though, you’ll see that Bonds still has a lot of baseball left in him. He played in 126 games last year and hit 28 homers; he also got on base at an incredible .480 clip, the highest OBP in the league. It wasn’t another MVP year, but it was good enough to make people take notice and also earned him a spot on the All-Star team.

Why, then, has he no place to hang his hat? Do those negative issues surrounding him really outweigh the positive impact he could make on several teams?

Methinks not.

Sure, he’s got some issues. But he to play. Teams could likely get him on the cheap and get those 20-30 homers at a discount rate. For team in the NL, it admittedly doesn’t make much sense to pick him up — after all, he is going to be 44 years old this year (closing in on Grandpa Franco!) and doesn’t bring much to the game defensively. For AL teams that need a little extra in a DH role, though, I think they’re overlooking a perfect option.

Find out which teams could use him most after the jump!Continue Reading

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