View Full Version : Barry Bonds working on lawsuit accusing MLB teams of collusion

Lady Steel
05-12-2015, 12:06 AM
Baseball's all-time home run king Barry Bonds is working on a lawsuit against MLB regarding his claim of collusion by teams that prevented him from obtaining a playing job following the 2007 season, people with knowledge of the case said.

Bonds has long contended that a collusion of MLB owners effectively ended his career following the '07 season, when he set the all-time home run record.

Bonds has said since that time he believes that there was a concerted effort to keep him out of the game by baseball powers, though he sought to wait to file suit until his legal issues related to BALCO were resolved. Last month a US Court of Appeals reversed his 2011 felony conviction for his obstruction of justice related to grand jury testimony in 2003, fully clearing him in the case, and sources said he is planning to move ahead with a suit against MLB, if he hasn't started the suit already.

It is expected the case will be heard and likely adjudicated sometime in 2015, if Bonds hasn't already made his filing.

Bonds has said he received no offers to play after the '07 season, when he set the all-time home run record, hitting 28 home runs for the San Francisco Giants while leading the National League with a .480 on-base percentage and 1.045 OPS. Bonds at the time suggested he'd play for the minimum salary if an offer was forthcoming, but none apparently ever came.


05-12-2015, 09:18 AM
He must be low on cash...

05-12-2015, 09:46 AM
He must be low on cash...

Beat me to it...

05-12-2015, 08:20 PM
Man, I remember watching him as a kid at three rivers, used to love that guy. Man how times have changed, I can't stand the guy

05-12-2015, 08:44 PM
Barroid's claim stretches credibility. There is no benefit for any team to play along, but there's plenty of benefit to breaking from the pack and signing him if you feel he can benefit your team and is worth the price tag.

05-12-2015, 10:11 PM
Bonds is a PoS.