Originally Posted by dsmith421
I have a hunch the A's will try to sign Barry Bonds. It just makes sense--Bonds is beloved in the Bay Area, Oakland needs a big bat for the middle of the lineup and doesn't have a huge amount of money, and it's clear Bonds needs to get out of the NL in order to stay healthy enough to be productive.
What it does to the "chemistry" in the Oakland clubhouse is frightening, but they have assimilated questionable character guys in the past without too much difficulty.
I do think as well Bonds will sign with the A's, however I think if he doesn't it will be a money issue.
On to Thomas.. I think Toronto is wasting money on this one. They need a 2B but wont spend the money to lure Lugo, but they'll spend 10 million a year for a guy who yes had a break out season but has nagging leg, foot injuries and is 38 years old. They need a catcher and on top of that probably wont resign Lilly even though JP is trying. Just don't make sense to me..