Bye Bye Barry

Barry Bonds will be searching for a new home next season as the San Francisco Giants have decided not to bring him back next season. Bonds speaks about the decision in his latest journal entry.

This journal will be one of my last entries as a San Francisco Giant. Yesterday, I was told by the Giants that they will not be bringing me back for the 2008 season. During the conversation with Peter McGowan I was told that my play this year far exceeded any expectations the Giants had, but that the organization decided this year would be my last season in San Francisco. Although I am disappointed, I’ve always said baseball is a business — and I respect their decision. However, I am saddened and upset that I was not given an earlier opportunity to properly say goodbye to you, my fans, and celebrate with the city throughout the season as I truly believe this was not a last minute decision by the Giants, but one that was made some time ago. I don’t have nor do I want any ill feelings towards the organization, I just wish I had known sooner so we had more time to say our goodbyes and celebrate the best 15 years of my life.

I would have loved nothing more than to retire as a Giant in the place where I call home and have shared so many momentous moments with all of you, but there is more baseball in me and I plan on continuing my career. My quest for a World Series ring continues.


To read Bond’s entire journal injury, click here.Frankly, I am not surprised. The Giants have been one of the oldest teams in baseball as of late. For them to shed his contract is a big thing as they try to attract some more free agents. I think it was a courtesy to him to sign him for this season so that he could break the record as a Giant.

Bonds hopes to sign with someone for next year. It will be interesting to see what teams are interested in his services.