Barry Bonds to the Yankees?

Gary MarcheseAnalyst IApril 30, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO - APRIL 7:  A young San Francisco Giants fan holds a sign imploring the Giants to Bring Back Barry (Bonds) during the opening day game against the San Diego Padres on April 7, 2008 at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California. The Padres defeated the Giants 8-4.  (Photo by Greg Trott/Getty Images)

Barry Bonds has basically been blackballed by baseball.

Owners deny it, but it appears to be collusion. Bonds is an easy guy to root against, he has a ton of baggage, and he's considered a bad guy in the clubhouse. One thing is for sure, though—the guy can hit.

I am starting a rumor and discussion here for the sake of debate. I am wondering if anyone thinks the Yankees should sign Bonds.

I know it seems that they don't have a spot this year, but what about next year when Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui are coming off the books?

I just want to state that I am not for that move and wouldn't be under any circumstances, but I am sure there are people who would be. I want to go over Bonds's pros first: He is always a threat, he can hit, he is a left-handed hitter, and he only has to DH in the American League.

The cons are obvious with the steroid allegations and the ongoing investigations and court cases involving him, although the Yankees are used to that.

I would love to hear what Yankees fans have to say about this subject. Please comment and e-mail me, and let me know either way what your thoughts are.


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