Yesterday, Barry Bonds distanced himself from his agent’s outlandish claims, seemingly crowning Alex Rodriguez as the one to watch for the career HR record. Even he realizes that 1,000 home runs is absurd.
Back on February 6th, Tom Verducci’s story had Bonds telling the Giants this winter, through his agent, that he wanted to play in 2008 and probably 2009 as well. Yesterday Bonds sounded more focused on playing this season and emerging healthy. A lot can happen between now and 2009.
The New York Times speculates that Bonds may stick around long enough to reach 3,000 hits. That would require him to play in 2008.