With the injury to Moises Alou opening up a starting position in left field, some (crazy) people have discussed the Mets trying to bring in Barry Bonds.
Buster Olney was the first madman to pitch the idea.
And thought process is why somebody in the Mets' organization should raise the one option nobody probably wants to consider but they should discuss as they figure out ways to cope with the devastating wave of injuries -- to Moises Alou and Carlos Delgado -- that has crippled their fragile lineup. That alternative is Barry Bonds.It's typical baseball, and more specifically Mets, ideology to try and find a veteran to plug the whole. They almost never turn to a younger player to take over, unless they are at the end of their rope and without any other options.
So far though, the Mets seem happy with the team they have, and are unwilling to try and pursue Bonds and all his baggage. Peter Botte and Adam Rubin penned an article for the NY Daily News discussing the idea of Bonds in Shea.
From Botte and Rubin:
But asked last night if there is any remote merit to stories suggesting a pursuit of controversial slugger Barry Bonds is possible, a high-ranking Mets official insisted there is no interest in taking on the monumental baggage - which includes charges of perjury and obstruction of justice - stemming from the out-of-work home run king's involvement in baseball's ongoing steroids mess.Mets fans, now is the time for to let out a big sigh of relief.
Let the young kids play for once, I say. I mentioned in a previous post that Omar Minaya is unwilling to let Fernando Martinez make the jump from AA to MLB, but we still have three very capable outfielders in Angel Pagan, Endy Chavez and Brady Clark in camp, along with fill-ins like Damion Easley and Marlon Anderson.
Any way this shakes out, if Bonds does not have "Mets" written in cursive across his chest come April, I'll be a happy man.