Friday, September 30, 2016
Bobby Bonilla came on the free agent market at the same time as Barry Bonds, and I felt for a long time that the Mets signed the wrong free agent. It is interesting to think about Bonds as a Met: how would he have been treated by the New York press? Would he have been an A-Rod type, tolerated by fans for his great skills, but never loved? SF fans seemed to understand him. Bonilla was great, but the Mets teams he played on never seemed to live up to their promise, but he was pretty good. It's not his fault that he apparently negotiated his contract with the Buffalo Board of Education.