Judge must break the record, sign with the Giants – Sportico.com

Barry Bonds never met Aaron Judge. Like everyone else, he watches from afar like New York Yankees The superstar managed to set his all-time home record of 73 records in 2001.

“Do it,” Bonds said this week in an exclusive phone interview from his home north of San Francisco. “The way he swings he might also hit one a day and get past me. I don’t care. Why not?”

But Bonds would like to have his seats at Oracle Park next season watching Judge play for the San Francisco Giants. It’s gossip all over the San Francisco Bay Area at the moment and it’s entirely possible that Judge is a free agent after he finished this historic season.

“I hope he signs here,” Bonds said. “Could that happen? I don’t know. It depends on what Yankee payroll is. But we’d love to have it, I’ll tell you.”

Bonds is an independent contractor with Giants in the honorary role and specifically said that he had no input regarding signing or trading for players. But as the team’s biggest fan and all-time leader with 762 people, he can definitely break into, root and root for the home team.

Meanwhile, the judge chasing Roger Maris and the Homer 61 mark in New York, Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals hits the 698 wreckers and could become the first player to hit 700 since Bonds did it on September 16, 2004.

Bonds loves Pujols for what he did. He was around when the Bonds last played in 2007.

“One of my buds,” Bonds said. “He is a master of this art.”

But Bonds loves the 30-year-old judge for what he still expects to achieve.

The Yankees put it all together this spring when they offered him a seven-year extension worth $213.5 million. The judge refused. After an all-time season, during which he could also win the Triple Crown in the MLS, he’s getting close to potentially getting paid Mike Trout: 12, $426.5 million with the Los Angeles Angels.

The Yanks now say they will try to re-sign the judge in the offseason. They and the giants certainly can afford it.

“We’re in the Bay Area – he was born in the Bay Area – we hope they don’t sign with him, and we can get him,” Bonds said. “I like. It’s good.”

Judge and Bonds from the Bay Area. Bonds, the son of the late soccer player Bobby Bonds, grew up on the peninsula of old Candlestick Park. Judge welcomes 90 minutes east of San Francisco in the Stockton area and was 9 when Bonds cleared the record set by three-year-old Mark McGuire of 70.

Judge was a big fan of Bonds and Giants, and told San Francisco Chronicle In a recent interview, Bonds was the biggest hitter of all time, “in my opinion.”

There will forever be controversy over which Bonds home-run records because he played during the so-called steroid era in Major League Baseball. Bonds has never failed a drug test, but his alleged association with performance-enhancing drugs was well documented in the Mitchell Baseball Report.

To this day, there are those who believe Bonds’ numbers are distorted, and it has cost him a chance so far induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Bonds said he didn’t want to comment extensively on the era’s play.

“Because I have all the records, I don’t want to be a headliner,” Bonds said. “Every era is different. I played baseball hard. I’m leaving someday, and I won’t have to listen to it anymore. I have three grandchildren. I’m 58. Really?”

The judge is not a skeptic. For him, bond numbers are legit.

“That’s the record,” the judge specifically said of the one-season mark. “I watched him do it. I stayed up late watching him do it. This is the record. Nobody can take that from him.”

The truth is that Bonds are listed in the record books by MLB as the all-time leader in both categories. There is no asterisk and no ambiguity.

“It doesn’t matter what people say,” Bonds said. “In MLB you say Barry Bonds. That’s all that matters, right? Anyone can have their own opinion, and I respect their opinion, but MLB says 762 is the record, 73 is the record. Unless the MLB changes something they’re still there.”

“So [Judge] Right. This guy has a chance of breaking a lot of those records. surely.”

The Bonds could easily have landed with the Yankees when he left the Pittsburgh Pirates as a free agent after the 1992 season. The club made a massive offer for the Bonds, giving him several hours to decide.

Bonds indicated his displeasure with this deadline and walked out of his agent’s office in Beverly Hills. The deadline has passed, and by that time the Giants have made their offer.

“I had the craziest feeling in my gut,” he said. “I didn’t care what the show was. I was going home.”

Bonds hopes the judge will eventually feel the same way.

Bonds signed for a sudden change compared to the money that will be on the table now: Six years, $43.75 million ($91.83 million in today’s dollars). According to the records kept baseball referenceBonds earned $188.3 million in his 22-year career, which is less than what the Yanks actually offered Judge, who is 30.

“He still has a long way to go. He’s still at the beginning part of his career,” Bonds said. “I pray Aaron never gets hurt and has a long career. At the moment, he is still young. But does his potential look great? Wu. Will he earn a lot of money? Wu.

“Shall I bet on it? Hell, yeah. It’s going to be a very interesting negotiation. I just hope we win.”

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