Does anybody really understand the realm Barry Bonds has entered into? Does anyone really grasp what he is accomplishing? I sometimes wonder if anyone really does, because to go a day without mentioning his astonishing, mind-bending, death-defying greatness is to ignore the impossible.
Barry Bonds’ on-base percentage is over .600! Bonds gets on base 60% of the time he comes to the plate. The absurdity of that sentence is overshadowed by his impossible to comprehend 1.412 OPS! The deeper you look at what he is doing, the more laughable anyone arguing for so and so’s MVP candidacy looks.
Scott Rolen more valuable than Bonds? Please. Bonds runs created per 27 outs (20.3) is twice the number two man in the NL (Todd Helton, 10.65), and Helton plays half his games in Coors Field, which distorts his numbers to the point that Neifi Perez actually has a career.
Bonds had more intentional walks than the number two through nine men have combined!! Bonds overall numbers, .363/.610/.802 with a 1.412 OPS are simply mind-boggling, and he’s well on his way to 700 home runs in ’04. How anyone could think that Rolen’s 106 RBI in 423 at-bats counts for more than Bonds’ 76 RBI in 278 at-bats is beyond me.
Bonds’ numbers are so staggering, it’s quit possible (and highly probable) that he could lose the MVP to another player simply because the BBWAA decides it just has to give the award to someone else.