Posted By Jeff Fletcher on January 29, 2009 1:50 am
While I believe it’s common knowledge that the Giants drafted Barry Bonds out of high school, failing to sign him and letting him go to Arizona State, I think most people don’t realize that the Giants had another shot at Bonds after his junior year at ASU… and passed on him.
To take Will Clark.
Yes, the Giants picked Clark with the No. 2 overall pick in the 1985 draft, while Bonds waited until the Pirates grabbed him at No. 6.
So I submit this question to Giants Nation: Do you wish the Giants would have taken Bonds instead of Clark in 1985? How do you think Giants history may have turned out differently?
Since this is sort of an essay question, if you have a really long answer you might want to type it up in another program then cut-and-paste it into the comments box here, so it doesn’t get eaten.