Now the hitting coach for the Miami Marlins, Barry Bonds made headlines on Saturday when he was asked about his chances of making the Hall of Fame. Bonds has yet to be elected and there is no certainty he will ever earn the honor due to suspicions of PED use during his playing days.
If it were simply based on numbers, Bonds would be a no-brainer to get elected. His reputation as a cheater, however, has held him back.
Bonds was asked about his chances by TSN on Saturday and said this:
"I don't really have an opinion about it. I know that I'm a Hall of Fame player. I don't really need to get into that. I'll leave that to you guys to make that determination. That's not my fraternity. But in my fraternity, in Major League Baseball, there's not one player that can sit there and say that I'm not one. There's not a coach that's ever coached me that says I'm not one. Until you guys decide to make that final decision then that final decision will be made on your terms. But in my heart and soul, and God knows I'm a Hall of Famer."