According to Tom Verducci of SI.com, Barry Bonds told the Giants this winter through his agent that he has no plans to retire after the ’07 season and probably won’t after the ’08 season either. He originally asked the Giants for an easily attainable option for ’08, but couldn’t get it.
Verducci says Bonds’s agent has raised the possibility of 1,000 home runs. Perhaps Bonds doesn’t like the idea of A-Rod coming along and wiping out his record?
But for Bonds to hit another 266 home runs after age 42…that seems ridiculous. He’s not going to do that in three seasons. Or four. Five is quite unlikely. Six, slightly possible if he is extremely healthy and effective. Seven, getting warmer but still questionable. How about 266 homers over eight seasons? He’d have to average 33.25. But honestly, to hit an additional 266 home runs, Bonds would have to play nine or ten more seasons. Maybe even eleven. Just saying is all. If Bonds is hitting 30+ HRs into his early fifties…I want some of what he’s taking.