Re: Should I now trade Swisher and Liriano for Bonds and Clemens?
I have a different take.
Bonds is great, yes, but I don't think he hits more homers than Swisher for the simple fact that he walks too much as well as he isn't going to play as many games.
Bonds is a babysitting job because you are going to have to rest him everytime the Giants play a day game after a night game and he is always nursing an injury.
Swisher plays everyday, you can play him at both 1B and OF, and his OBP is pretty good because he walks enough but not too much.
Bonds' walks will kill you because you don't get anything for total bases and it takes away from homerun and RBI opportunities.
He'll hit 30, drive in 85-90 while Swisher will at least match that without all the hassle.
I'd stay far away and don't let the one week homerun binge fool you.
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