A federal grand jury indicted home run king Barry Bonds on five felony counts of perjury and obstruction of justice, charges that could result in a 30-year prison sentence.
The 10-page indictment mainly consists of excerpts from Bonds’ December 2003 testimony before a grand jury investigating BALCO, citing 19 occasions in which he allegedly lied under oath. Bonds, a free agent who will not return to the Giants, finished the season with 762 career diggers. That could be all she wrote.
Alex Rodriguez is 244 homers shy of Bonds’ mark. Should he and the Yankees agree on a reported 10-year, $275 million deal, he’s on pace to overtake Bonds wearing Yankee pinstripes. A-Rod will reportedly earn millions more if he sets the record as a Yankee.
On the Phillies' front, a couple of morning pieces suggest the Phils would consider bringing back Jon Lieber. In addition, they could have interest in Geoff Jenkins and Trot Nixon as fourth outfielders. Elsewhere, Pat Gillick downplayed interest in third baseman Mike Lowell. Bill Conlin believes Josh Outman, Carlos Carrasco and Jason Jaramillo will be spring stories, and I would agree on Outman and Jaramillo. Adam Eaton and Chris Coste stand in their way currently and both jobs can be won away in Clearwater. Carrasco is too young to be a factor. But a lot could change.