Originally posted by StaggerLeeI hate Barry Bonds.
Please Retire the day after you hit number 756.
Wouldn't you want him to retire before he hit 756? This probably should have been Bonds 8th MVP, as he should have beat Pendleton in '91. On the Giants, Vizquel at $4 million per for 3 years is a very good deal for them. I was hoping he was going to Boston, but I thought he was all but locked up for the South Side of Chicago. The 3rd year might hamstring the Giants slightly in the 2007 season, but Vizquel will give them a solid bat that can steal bases and a gold glove for a relatively decent price in '05. With the new ballpark and the improvement made this year, San Diego is going to have to at least be competitive in the free agent market to keep up with the Giants and Dodgers.
The Ottoman Empire is coming. The Ottoman Empire is coming. Hide the couches.
Omar Vizquel is NOT the man you sign to hit behind Bonds. Not in any way.
"You know what I'm happiest for? I'm happiest for Bill Buckner, Calvin Schiraldi, Bob Stanley, Johnny Pesky, Ted Williams, all of the Red Sox that played before us will now be remembered for the great players and great people they were instead of all the other crap." Curt Schilling
They said something on sportscenter about Bonds being the only Hall of Famer to never play with another hall of famer (Unless Jeff Kent gets in). Odd stat, but just goes to show how he can put up numbers despite nobody being around him.
Which is exactly what this team needs considering how steaply their attendance fell last season after the first few months. With the new ball park, they certainly felt pressured to bring in a legit star to help keep the fans interested.