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Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens not expected to be Hall of Famers

Posted by Betonline team on 12/21/2016 12:25:33 AM
Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens not expected to be Hall of Famers

Barry Bonds was baseball’s most feared hitter and is its home run king. But his chances of being elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame now are minimal.

The culprit?

Steroids.

The ballots are out for the 2017 class. However, Clemens or Bonds are not expected to make it despite spectacular on-field feats. Bonds has 762 career home runs and hit 40 or more eight times, including 73 home runs in 2001.

Clemens won the CY Young as baseball’s best pitcher seven times and has 354 career wins.

This is in the hands of baseball writers, and they have closed the gates on both. Bonds case is a tougher sell because of his rocky relationship with the media in addition to steroid use in the later part of his career.

Bonds sent out a peace dove when he admitted last summer that he was a jerk to the media and teammates. He spoke several times at the Miami Marlins hitting instructor but was fired from the job this fall.

Much of Bonds’ steroid evidence is circumstantial and leaked information from anonymous sources.

“I see a huge difference between players who are caught, suspended, whether it’s because of a positive test or some investigation, on the other hand, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said. “On the other hand, I do think it’s unfair to base a decision on rumor, innuendo, or what I regard to be an ambiguous piece of information that was never intended to be public in the first place.”

Bonds never tested positive for steroids, but the entire world believes he did.

No one wanted to face Bonds. He was a record 2,558 times including 688 intentional walks. Pitching to him was lethal, and he often delivered balls into McCovey’s Cove in San Francisco.


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