Players don’t get signed on skill alone. Every year some players get signed because they are good guys in the clubhouse. At the same time, players with greater talents get dropped. Bonds still had some skill left in 2008. Unfortunately for him, on the scales that teams use to evaluate players, his personality and baggage outweighed his remaining talent. In 2008, he just wasn’t worth the trouble any more.
No, this isn’t from The Onion.
All-time home run king Barry Bonds is working on a lawsuit against MLB regarding his claim of collusion by teams that prevented him from obtaining a playing job following the 2007 season, people with knowledge of the case said.
Bonds has long contended that a collusion of MLB owners effectively ended his career following the ‘07 season, when he set the career home run record.
You won’t like Juliet Macur when she’s angry.
Poz’s selection may angry up the blood.
How good was Roger Clemens? Well, yesterday I pointed out that his career is better than Sandy Koufax and Johan Santana.
But Matthew Namee — who was once Bill James’ research assistant — does me one better. He sent Tom Tango a comparison that shows that Roger Clemens is, basically, Sandy Koufax PLUS Pedro Martinez, the two greatest short-career pitchers in the game’s history.
How does he figure that? Start with Pedro:
Clemens in Boston: 81 WAR, ...
Clemens, Piazza, and Bonds will get into the Hall of Fame. It’s not an if, it’s a when.
$55 million of your tax dollars, all for this.
or obstructing justice, a development that could help the former San Francisco Giants slugger win a place in baseball’s Hall of Fame.
The decision by an 11-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals leaves prosecutors without a single conviction against Bonds, who was the subject of a years-long investigation into illegal steroid use and was tried in 2011 in a federal court in San Francisco. The jury hung on perjury charges and ...
Jeff Pearlman interviews Barry Bonds’ son. It’s an interesting read.
Bill n’ Bri talk about how childhood heroes linger, and just for fun, STEROIDS.
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Player Ballots Percentage
Mike Piazza 113 (95%)
Greg Maddux 111 (93%)
Frank Thomas 110 (92%)
Jeff Bagwell 104 (87%)
Roger Clemens 104 (87%)
Barry Bonds 102 (86%)
Tom Glavine 98 (82%)
Curt Schilling 76 (63%)
Tim Raines 70 (59%)
Mike Mussina 69 (58%)
Craig Biggio 65 (55%)
Alan Trammell 62 (52%)
Mark McGwire 26 (22%)
Larry Walker 20 (17%)
Edgar Martinez 15 (13%)
Sammy Sosa 13 (11%)
Rafael Palmiero 9 (8%)
Jeff Kent 7 (6%)
Fred McGriff 3(3%)
Luis Gonzalez 1 (1%)
Lee Smith 1 ...
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