Alex Wood makes strong case Barry Bonds should be in Hall of Fame – NBC Sports Chicago

Barry Bonds is on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot for the 10th and final time this year, and Giants starting pitcher Alex Wood has no time for those who believe Bonds shouldn’t be in Cooperstown.

Wood, who signed a two-year, $25 million contract this offseason to stay in San Francisco, called out the hypocrisy of bringing up Bonds’ alleged steroid use while making his voice heard Monday on Twitter. 

Why does it matter if you were tied to steroids officially or not? There’s certainly guys already in the HOF that took steroids it doesn’t take a genius to see that. Barry Bonds should be in the HOF and I really don’t think there’s an argument to keep him out imho.

— Alex Wood (@Awood45) December 6, 2021

The veteran lefty followed that up by tweeting he feels the same about Roger Clemens, who won seven Cy Young Awards and won 354 games but also is in his 10th and final try to be elected into the Hall. 

My last tweet also includes Roger Clemens. His career WAR is 140 and he won over 350 games with a 3.10 era. He had two HOF careers in one. Also, I don’t agree with steroid use in any way but with guys already inducted into the HOF that def took steroids these 2 should be in.

— Alex Wood (@Awood45) December 6, 2021

Bonds has every statistical argument and record to make the case he should have been a no-brainer first-ballot choice. Yet here he is, still being punished by writers who wish for revenge to Bonds being connected to PEDs. 

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The all-time home run king and seven-time NL MVP received just 61.8 percent of the votes last year. That was a 1.1 percent increase from his vote total the year before. Candidates need at least 75 percent to be enshrined. 

In a Hall of Fame ballot that is full of former Giants legends, including Tim Lincecum, nobody compares to Bonds, and Wood won’t stand for another year of Barry not hearing his name called.

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