Report: Barry Bonds Could Be The Miami Marlins’ Hitting Coach

Barry Bonds is not quite Pete Rose in the eyes of baseball purists. But he’s damn close.

That’s why it would it would be pretty earthshaking if the tainted all time home-run king landed a job as a coach in Major League Baseball.

A report by CBS Sports baseball insider Jon Heyman indicates that Miami Marlins brass have been trying to woo Bonds to serve as a hitting coach in South Florida.

From CBS Sports:

“Bonds, known as a brilliant tactician, has worked as a special spring instructor for the Giants on occasion. It isn’t known whether he’s willing to move across the country for such a hitting coach job, but he has been working on brandishing his image and has a keen love of coaching.”

According to Heyman, the Marlins would maintain current hitting coach Frank Menechino and bring Bonds on as a second hitting coach.

For the Marlins, it makes total sense. The Fish finished 29th (out of 30) in terms of overall offensive production, home runs, and runs last season while finishing 9th in hits. The Marlins couldn’t drive in runs to save their lives but they still have some really great talent on the team, especially superstar Giancarlo Stanton.

Could this be the way Bonds gets back involved in the MLB? Could it even help lead to a future reconciliation that Rose and other controversial players have never received?

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Rich Robinson is the CEO and publisher of Rise News. He is also a journalist and a native of Miami. Robinson graduated from the University of Alabama and can be followed on Twitter @RichRobMiami.

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