View Full Version : Barry Bonds and the Giants to part ways at the end of the season!

09-21-2007, 05:46 PM
So here's the big question. Would you welcome him to the Royals as a DH?


September 21, 2007

Dear Fans,

This journal will be one of my last entries as a San Francisco Giant. Yesterday, I was told by the Giants that they will not be bringing me back for the 2008 season. During the conversation with Peter McGowan I was told that my play this year far exceeded any expectations the Giants had, but that the organization decided this year would be my last season in San Francisco. Although I am disappointed, I've always said baseball is a business -- and I respect their decision. However, I am saddened and upset that I was not given an earlier opportunity to properly say goodbye to you, my fans, and celebrate with the city throughout the season as I truly believe this was not a last minute decision by the Giants, but one that was made some time ago. I don't have nor do I want any ill feelings towards the organization, I just wish I had known sooner so we had more time to say our goodbyes and celebrate the best 15 years of my life.

I consider the City of San Francisco and you, the fans, my family. Thank you for loving me and supporting me throughout all the highs and lows. I feel a deep connection with you as I have grown up with all of you since the days my dad first became a Giant. The Bay Area has loved my family and friends for so many years and I thank you for that. It is now a time for change, as many athletes have experienced. It is comforting to know that those who have come before me -- Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Joe Montana and Jerry Rice, to name a few -- have forever remained in the hearts of the fans, as I know I will too.

During my career as a Giant, so many people made significant impressions on my life. I'd like to thank all my past and current teammates. I've had the opportunity to play with some amazingly talented ballplayers who have treated me with respect, supported me and rooted for me throughout the years. Mike Murphy, our devoted Equipment Manager, used to baby-sit me as a little boy at Candlestick Park. There are no words to describe the love and respect I have for him. Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper are the two best broadcasters in the business. Their professionalism, integrity and love for the game, puts them in a league of their own. I thank them for their support and I'm honored to call them friends. It is also important to thank all the men and women behind the scenes at the stadium who come to work every day and make it possible for us all to enjoy a day at the ballpark. I love walking to clubhouse hearing their "hellos" every day.

I would have loved nothing more than to retire as a Giant in the place where I call home and have shared so many momentous moments with all of you, but there is more baseball in me and I plan on continuing my career. My quest for a World Series ring continues.

Until next time,

Barry Bonds

Count Alex's Losses
09-21-2007, 05:48 PM
Welcome to Texas, Barry.

Fruit Ninja
09-21-2007, 05:50 PM
He needs to be a DH and he can tear shit up still i beleive especially in a park with a short right field.

09-21-2007, 05:52 PM
Granted it was during BP, but I saw him hit one over the fountains at the K a couple years ago.

09-21-2007, 05:56 PM
I'd take him as a DH for a season.

09-21-2007, 05:57 PM
I'd take him, he'd fill the seats or at least attendance would be way up and that may actually allow the Royals to spend some dough on quality

09-21-2007, 05:59 PM
Who doesn't want the best player ever

09-21-2007, 06:16 PM
I'd take him in a heartbeat.

Rocky Mtn Stampede
09-21-2007, 06:43 PM
That washed up player still leads the NL in OBP and OPS.

09-21-2007, 06:48 PM

yes. but it sounds as if he wants to play for a contender. although i expect the royals to make a push next year, i don't think they are quite ready to be a serious contender.

09-21-2007, 07:13 PM
I don't believe Barry will leave CA, probably go to the Angels as a DH or retire.

09-21-2007, 07:20 PM
I'd take him, he'd fill the seats or at least attendance would be way up and that may actually allow the Royals to spend some dough on quality

man ive been saying the same exact thing. Get somebody in here that is high profile like BB or A-Rod, and people will go to every single game they play in this place because they are true homerun threats, which is something we havent had in this city ever. the amount of tickets sold would definitely make up for the cost of the player, in my honest opinion.

09-21-2007, 07:21 PM
I don't believe Barry will leave CA, probably go to the Angels as a DH or retire.No way he retires. He's got some milestones to surpass. 3000 hits, etc.

09-21-2007, 07:23 PM
I don't think he has a place on the Royals. We don't have any business paying a guy 15 or 20 million for just one year unless we feel like he's the last piece of the puzzle.

09-21-2007, 07:23 PM
No way he retires. He's got some milestones to surpass. 3000 hits, etc.

yah, he wants to go down as the greatest. Never has there been somebody that has over 500-600 homeruns that got 3000 hits, and stolen as many bases as he has stolen in his career. In his pre-steroid days, he was the most complete ballplayer ever, then steroids just made him one deminsional as a homerun threat.

L.A. Chieffan
09-21-2007, 07:29 PM
The most hated player in the sport parts with the worst franchise in baseball history...almost brings a tear to the eye to see this union become separated.