According to many of may sources and some radio hits it possibly you could see Barry Bonds in the OF for the Cubs next season. Barry Bonds has said " Im not only a full time player, I am also a pretty decent partime player." Bonds in fact said he is open NL as a full time or parttime player not just being a DH in the AL. Bonds has also expressed interest in going to a team that is playoff bound. So what does this have to do with the Cubs???
The Cubs obviously need a left handed power bat for RF or CF and Bonds could fill that role in RF. The Cubs are reportedly not letting the selling of the team effect there finances but there "doing business as usual." Bonds would fit well at Wrigley and here is why-
1. Bonds wouldn't be required to play everyday because of day games after night games. He would be the perfect platoon partner in RF at Wrigley. You could give Murton valuable time in RF along with Bonds. Since Barry is willing to be a "partime" player this would benefit the Cubs and Bonds.
2. Bonds is looking for a 1 to 2 year deal worth about 15 mill a year so he can insure his 3000 hits. I can see the Cubs offering him a good contract with incentives to reach that amount. He would be in one of the most hitter friendly ball parks in the NL in Wrigley Field. He could also pad the HR total too.
3. Wrigley Fans gave Bonds a good welcome when he came to Wrigley this year. He even had some nice things to say about Wrigley, the Cubs, and there fans. ( you just don't hear Barry say those things)
4. Cubs are going to be contenders every year for the next years to come and with Bonds bat in the lineup it could bolster this team to the WS.
That lineup is without any additions. Here would be a nice lineup with either Lofton or Crawford in the Mix-
5. Lou and Bonds seem to have a good relationship... They both had glowing remarks to say about each other after the Cubs/Giants series at Wrigley so that couldn't hurt.
NOW... do I think Barry Bonds will be in Cubbie Blue next year??? Probably not. But would I be surprised if he did. Absolutely Not!