Bonds may leave Giants after 14 years, agent says
NAPLES, Fla. -- As the agent for Barry Bonds sizes up the market for the No. 2 home-run hitter in history, the prospect of Bonds leaving San Francisco for another city is growing less unthinkable by the day.Agent Jeff Borris, sounding resolute, said Wednesday that teams in both the National and American leagues are actively pursuing Bonds, and that some are interested in pushing the process forward at a quicker rate. "There's a realistic possibility that Barry could wind up playing for another club," Borris said. "I know the general consensus out there is that Barry's going back to San Francisco, but there are clubs out there that have demonstrated sincere interest. They want answers as soon as possible, and they're entitled to them." Borris said the Giants would be making a "gross miscalculation" if they assume Bonds has no other opportunities and is set on returning to San Francisco for a 15th season. "The Giants have cornered the market on the best player in the game over the last 14 years," Borris said. "Now, other teams have a chance to get in on him." While Borris said some suitors are content to fly "under the radar," there's a bit more Bonds-related buzz making the rounds as the general managers meetings progress.
Jerry Crasnick covers baseball for ESPN Insider.