He Who Shall Not Be Named
Click here to see the Jays waffling about “rumours” (read: media speculation since Godfrey et. al have pretty quickly shot the suggestion down) that Barry Bonds could come to Toronto. Gibby doesn’t remind the press that his bosses have officially said it’s not going to happen, which is odd. Vernon seems to be on the fence though he doesn’t say as much. Zaun doesn’t give a rats ass about steroids or jerks and thinks it’s a no-brainer. And Barry bought Accardo a steak when he was a rookie or something. Sigh.
Paul Godfrey: “Barry is now 43 years old, he’s got other problems in front of him, and I don’t want his presence to be a distraction to the rest of the team.”
Griffin: “Just what the Jays need. A guy that walks every time there are runners in scoring position, leaving it up to the other guys that have been failing with runners in scoring position.” (Bonds’ average with RISP in 2007: .296; 2006: .423; 2004: .394).
Jeff Borris (Bond’s agent): “They do not appear to have any interest.”
Frank Thomas: “I wouldn’t have had a problem with that (ripping up the vesting option) in spring training”.