In a case of collusion arising from Barry Bonds’s last season in the majors, an arbitrator ruled against him, causing him to lose the case against Major League Baseball.
Reportedly, he had asked for compensation after no team had taken him after his last season with the San Francisco Giants. Back in 2007, Bonds had 28 home runs in 340 at bats and managed to hit .276 with a .480 on base average. Considering his impressive score, that’s really unusual.
Bonds is coming off a 1.045 OPS season, and he’s apparently open to playing for the minimum wage, yet he has not received any offers.
Neither MLB nor Bonds have publicly acknowledged the existence of the collusion case. It was apparently only brought to light by the media reports.
Since his playing days ended, Bonds has been working as a guest instructor for the Giants in spring training.
Bonds, at 42, has always been a formidable hitter, which is especially true in his twenty-second and final major league season. It was then that he managed to break Henry Aaron’s all time home-r score of 755, hitting .276 with 28 home runs.
The question now is: will there be hope for Bonds? Will he find a team to showcase his baseball skills? Let’s hope that it’s not too late for the formidable hitter. After all, it would be a shame if his impressive skills will not be put to use once again.