The San Francisco Giants announced that Barry Bonds will have a special role in their organization.
This Tuesday, the Giants revealed that they made a deal with Barry Bonds making him the special adviser to the current CEO Larry Baer.
One of the biggest legends of baseball will arrive next Tuesday at Giant’s training ground in Arizona.
He will immediately start working to try to help his former club on their way to the top.
Besides that position, Bonds will be mentoring and coaching during the minor league camps.
When the season is underway, he will take part in all sorts of Giant’s action. It will be mostly about marketing, promotion, community relations and public relations.
“We are delighted to welcome Barry back home to the Giants,” club CEO Larry Baer said in a statement. “As one of the greatest players of all-time, Barry’s contributions to our organization are legendary. He joins Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Orlando Cepeda and other distinguished alumni who help advise the club, and we look forward to working with him again.”
The Giants stated that Barry Bonds, with his authority and respect, will be a fantastic addition to the current organization and that he will represent them at various events.
“Just to have his knowledge, having him around, can only benefit us. Of course, we want to pick his brain. He’s the home run king. It’s definitely good to rub elbows with him and see what he has to say,” said Giants second baseman Joe Panik.
“I am excited to be back home with the Giants and join the team in an official capacity,” said Bonds in a news release.
“San Francisco has always been my home and the Giants will always be my family. I look forward to spending time with the team, young players in the system as well as the Bay Area community,” said one of the best players in the history of this sport.
Barry Bonds already had a 10-year contract with the Giants and considered it a personal service. The annual salary was $1 million, but all that money was to be paid to the Bonds Family Foundation.
That agreement was on hold because Bonds was under federal prosecution, because he was involved in the BALCO scandal. In the November of 2007, nearly one month since he played the last time for the Giants, Bonds was facing charges from a Federal Grand Jury.
The deal between him and his team was, that until this matter was resolved, the agreement was to be delayed. Barry Bonds later spent a few years appealing a conviction for obstruction of justice, and he eventually won. His felony conviction was overturned.
Now he is ready for a fresh start in his career as an adviser.