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Why Barry Bonds Should Don Yankee Pinstripes

Tim BogdanskyCorrespondent IJuly 16, 2008

Post All-Star break, the Yankees are 6.5 games behind the Red Sox for the AL East division lead and 5.5 games out of the wildcard. While this is nothing new for the Bronx Bombers, there is cause for concern, as Hideki Matsui looks to be finished for the season. In need of a bat and an impact player, look no further than everyone's "favorite" newsmaker, Barry Bonds.

Here are the five reasons, in no specific order, why you will see Barry Bonds in a Yankee uniform come the trading deadline.

1. HEADLINES

New York is known to grab the spotlight in this category. "Yankees Add Bonds" would be nothing new amidst the drama that has unfolded in the Bronx this season. Such a headline would fit appropriately between Alex Rodriguez's love-life and Roger Clemens news du jour.

2. STEROIDS & 3. DRAMA

Giambi + Clemens + Bonds = Arguably the three biggest names in connection to steroids on the same team? And the Yankees? This would be a circus act in the making. Talk about drama!

4. CASHMAN

Brian Cashman will stop at nothing to improve his ball club, including sign the most infamous player in the history of the league. We know know a bat is on its way to Yankee Stadium, but something tells me it isn't going to be Richie Sexson.

5. BONDS

Barry wants to play, and despite his history and his less-than-perfect attitude with teammates and the media, he is an asset and a threat at the plate and the Yankees would be mistaken NOT to add Bonds to their already dangerous lineup.

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