Players

The complicated character of Barry Bonds.

"I remember when Bonds first came up and he was hitting leadoff for the Pirates and this guy could run like the wind, he could play defense, steal bases, hit for power. You thought well this guy could hit fifteen, twenty home runs, which was pretty good back in the day especially for a leadoff hitter. No one ever looked at Barry Bonds and said there's a future home run champion. It just didn't happen. Stolen base champion? Maybe. Batting champion? Maybe. But no one saw him as a future home run king of baseball."