Originally Posted by jojo
Simply assuming a normal career trajectory after Pittsburgh puts him in the HOF.
Projecting him after his first four years (1986-89) had him as "good" not great. We can all play this game.
Who knows when he started juicing? There is nothing normal about Barry Bonds' baseball career and stats. He might as well have been an alien robot.
Canseco was on the juice since the mid-80s. This speculation that Bonds only took steroids in his later years, and that he was HOF-calibre without them, is just that - speculation. When I joined this board, a significant portion of posters were in denial of him EVER using.
He's tainted, grimy as dirt, covered in crap. It's pointless to try to figure out what might of been, since HE HIMSELF made it impossible.
He's a freak, a joke, an asterisk, a point so far off the curve it can only be an error. There's no projecting that and no point in trying.
Bonds equals steroids. One doesn't exist without the other.