Giants and Bonds to finally sign historic peace accord? UPDATE - Again
by Bob Timmermann
Could the long wait be over? Barry Bonds is in San Francisco for a physical and if he passes it, his new one-year, $15.8 million contract, will be official.
The Giants and Bonds reached a tentative deal on December 7, but have been haggling over details ever since. Right now, this is Day 54 of the Barry Bonds Contract Crisis, breaking the earlier 52 day mark of the Red Sox-JD Drew impasse.
UPDATE - The AP reports that it is finally done.
Two baseball officials said the slugger's trainers -- Harvey Shields and Greg Oliver -- would no longer be on the Giants' payroll. That means neither will be allowed in the clubhouse, where they previously had their own lockers next to Bonds' space, or any other restricted area in any big league ballpark, the officials said. If they were to make road trips, it would be on Bonds' dime or their own.