Will Giants decide to finally get younger in '08?
Barry Bonds is not going to retire. He's said it many times. He's 43. He has Hank Aaron's home run record. But he's not going away. He's said he wants to play in 2008, again in front of the supportive mobs in San Francisco.Whether the Giants allow it to happen for another year is a story that'll play out shortly after this season. It seems doubtful management would let it drag on through the winter, like last year, and hamstring general manager Brian Sabean's attempt to upgrade a blemished roster. Whether Bonds returns or is cut loose, the Giants are saying they need to go in a newer, younger direction.
The evaluation process is ongoing. Now we're getting toward the end of the season, and we're going to have to make decisions. It's important for these kids to get playing time and show what they can
-- Giants manager Bruce Bochy