Is Barry Bonds going to go to Tampa Bay and play with the always changing Devil Rays or move to a location where he can justify ignoring reporters because they speak another language, and play ball in Japan?
The Rays are busy talking internally about proposing an offer to Bonds’ agent, Jeff Borris, but have kept all conversations in house for the time being. And Borris is not exactly a wealth of knowledge for the time being. He had this to say:
“I talk to Tampa Bay all the time for a variety of reasons. I won’t comment on that [Bonds] one way or another. … There’s only so much I can say.”
Yet, the St. Pete Times still tried to get more information out of Borris. They asked him if he will meet with them while he is in Tampa/St. Pete. Again, a thought provoking response when he said, “I can’t say.”
But while Borris does not give much for us to chew on the Rays situation, he did make sure to tell the media that Japan is an option if no American team takes an interest in Bonds.
The thought of Borris driving from training camp to training camp trying to sell Bonds to GMs is quite humorous in my mind. But that is what you are committed to do if you take a player like Bonds into your stable of clients.