Seems like Barry Bonds might be swinging a bat again:
Embattled former Giants slugger Barry Bonds has entered into formal contract negotiations with the Yankees, and a consummation of the deal is anticipated forthwith, a confidential clubhouse source told MLBNewsOnline.com.
I’ve read nothing significant about this in the NY paper…. well, by nothing, I mean, nothing but reporters asking Cashman if he’s considering signing Bonds, and Cashman saying something like, “We’re considering all possibilities to improve our club….” blah, blah, blah. Oh, and then there’s this:
When Internet reports about the Yankees negotiating with Barry Bonds kicked in Thursday, phones buzzed in the Yankees’ corridors of power.
But there’s no truth to a pinstriped pursuit of Bonds, according to a Yankee official, who said, “It’s all nonsense.”
Hmmmm…. I’ll say one thing, for a team that has the cash, the need, and the strong “character” guys needed to handle Bonds and his sideshow; the only thing that’s nonsense is that they haven’t signed him. He only fits every single fucking need they have.
Could you imagine the immediate impact of having Bonds batting behind A-Rod?
Hat tip to Pinto, as usual.
UPDATE: And now we’ve got a rumor that the Giant might be shopping Matt Cain:
The latest has the Phils hoping San Francisco, an NL West pretender, will shop 23-year-old right-hander Matt Cain. Word is the Giants might part with Cain, who is 5-7 with a 4.06 ERA in 20 starts, if offered an intriguing package of young talent.