Thursday, July 17, 2008

Source: Bonds-Yankees Deal Imminent

(See New Update 7/18)

Embattled former Giants slugger Barry Bonds has entered into formal contract negotiations with the Yankees, and a consummation of the deal is anticipated forthwith, a confidential clubhouse source told MLBNewsOnline.com.

The incentive-laden deal, being hammered out between Bonds' agent Jeff Borris and general manager Brian Cashman, will well exceed the major league $200,000 minimum but has a number of protective clauses to isolate the Yankees' exposure to the possibility of Bonds missing time due to legal distractions or recurring injury, the source said. (And until he reports that Barry Bonds is climbing the Empire State Building and the Navy is dispatching biplanes, I'm sticking with my source.)

Cashman was reported to have arrived at the decision to sign Bonds during the All-Star break when he determined that the all-time home run leader would be needed to replace injured left fielder Hideki Matsui, who is out indefinely with a knee injury. Cashman was persuaded largely because the team will not have to sacrifice any coveted prospects who had been targeted by various other potential trading partners.


Bonds faces a perjury indictment but is not schedule for trial until March and Borris has assured the team that barring other unforeseen entanglements his client is unencumbered and ready to play.

42 comments:

Gabe22 said...

OMFG

scott said...

are you freakin kiddin me?

Anonymous said...

I call BS

Anonymous said...

Not true sorry, you give bloggers a bad name for this like this.

Anonymous said...

Name yo source

Anonymous said...

please don't post bogus comments

Anonymous said...

dont post false rumors. this is obviously fabricated by you

Anonymous said...

yea do not post false rumors...if this were true it would be all over ESPN.com and how about Yankees.com...and nothing, not even a word, connecting bonds with yankees appears on these sites

Leon said...

total bullshit...not one site has mentioned anything about this...

bandit said...

Do NYY ever sign anyone who's not a juicer?

Anonymous said...

name source or gtfo

Anonymous said...

there is no source. Cashman was on ESPN1050 at the very time of this post saying that they wouldn't sign Bonds and where looking into signing Sexson. He could have been lying but an outright denial is not his style -- he probably would have hedged more if that were the case.

Osama said...

Give to bomb throwers a bad name you!

Ross said...

This site will never be able to regain credibility if this one is wrong.

Anonymous said...

i would love to see a bat like bonds' in the yankee lineup and i am glad its coming from this site because it means that there is hope that it's true

saucy said...

shenanigans!

Shaun P said...

Anonymous at 2:20PM:

Perhaps you've forgotten Cashman's infamous "Bubba Crosby will be our CF" line - not very long before he signed Johnny Damon?

Anonymous said...

Sexson is about to sign with the Yanks. Nice job trying to be credible with this post. This is nothing compared to what the Boston Herald did with the Pats though.

sam said...

ESPN already reporting Sexson deal. Where does Bonds fit in the crowded roster? Anwer: he doesn't.

ish said...

This is nothing compared to what the Boston Herald did with the Pats though.

...Or what the Daily News did to Papelbon

Jason said...

Signing Sexson could be a negotiation tactic with Bonds's camp. RS didn't cost anything.

Alex said...

You suck, you did garner attention though with this story and brought traffic to your site. But you also lost any little credibility you had to begin with.

Anonymous said...

please come back with a source i would love for this to be true

Anonymous said...

This rumor is conrimed out of San Francisco, its on bay area talk radio as well. Its going to happen

Anonymous said...

what source from san fran

Anonymous said...

I have been listening to KNBR in SF all morning and there is only talk of rumors and are not confirming anything at all...

Anonymous said...

All KNBR is saying is that the Yankees signed Sexon, and that this site is a kook blog site with no substantial sources who just makes b.s. up. This site makes bloggers look even worse than they are.

Anonymous said...

Good show... if you want an even better show on these idiots read their bio's... seriously you are going to trust a former musuem guide to give reliable info.

Anonymous said...

biplances?

Anonymous said...

total bull

Anonymous said...

It's called a rumor for a reason - the fact that it is not credible. What is all of your problems?

Anonymous said...

Wow!! What a line-up the yanks will have.... if this was 1995

Anonymous said...

listen to wfan out of new york.... there is lots of talk of this happening... supposedly hank wants it to happen...

Mother said...

This is just another ploy from Scott Boris to raise some interest in Barry Bonds. His only client that no one has any interest in. What's his commission going to be on a prorated league minimum of $400K?

ebrown2112 said...

Don't you even know what the MLB minimum salary is?

Anonymous said...

Directly from the Yankees website:

Yankees reportedly sign Sexson

NEW YORK -- Looking to add some thump to their lineup against left-handed pitching, the Yankees have added slugger Richie Sexson for the remainder of the season, according to multiple reports.
Sexson was released by the Seattle Mariners on July 10 and cleared waivers, making him a free agent. The Yankees have not officially confirmed the deal.

A first baseman by trade, Sexson would help complement Jason Giambi in the Yankees' infield, with the right-handed-batting Sexson playing against left-handed starting pitching. He batted .344 with five home runs in 61 at-bats against lefties for Seattle before his release.

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The Mariners will pick up most of the $14 million Sexson is due this year. The Yankees would pay only the pro-rated minimum Major League salary.

Anonymous said...

These clowns are making shit up. Jackasses.

Anonymous said...

ummm...mother....barry bonds is not a scott boras client.

Anonymous said...

Toronto is in the mix....
http://www.680news.com/news/local/article.jsp?content=20080717_171250_7916

Anonymous said...

League minimum is 390k. Which is 389,999.99 more than you should make from posting this brain dead crap.

Anonymous said...

wouldn't 200K be the prorated portion of 390K?

Stos said...

Only an idiot would come to a webpage entitled "MLB Rumors" and then complain that there are rumors published there. Yeah, name your source. That's a smart journalism move.

It's not a stretch to think that the Yankees have at some point considered signing Bonds or are considering it now. Of course the people making the deal are going to deny it until the ink is dry. And if it doesn't happen, this site loses no credibility at all.