I would also recommend that anybody who has not yet read 'The Glory of Their Times' should read it if you want a look at what baseball at the turn of the last century looked like, and give you an idea of the kind of cheating the players used to routinely do. The best being that there used to be only one umpire so when his attention was diverted, baserunners would just cut across the diamond if going first to third or second to home.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
Bonds highest salary for one season was 22 million in 2005. Ironically, he only played in 14 games that year. How's that for moneyball?
Who wouldn't mind a 48 year Bonds in left at great american for a half a season? I hate the guy, but I imagine he'd still be deadly in GABP and worst case he'd be a great hitting coach.