The Mercury News reports that Tony La Russa met with Barry Bonds’s agent, Jeff Borris, and requested a meeting yesterday. Walt Jocketty and Borris didn’t exactly deny interest when asked, either.
While pitching is rightfully Jocketty’s top priority, he could have a bargain on his hands here. The fact is that Bonds would add wins to the 2007 Cardinals. He’s also a low-risk signing if it can be done for one year. Plus there’s that little home run record thing to bring increased revenue.
Can you imagine it? Two .400+ OBP sluggers hitting back-to-back? That’s Manny/Papi-like.
UPDATE: Walt Jocketty got fed up with this stuff and told MLB.com, "There’s nothing on Bonds." In addition, the slugger did not meet with La Russa.