For years every attempt to sign or trade for Randy Johnson was rebuffed. Johnson simply refused to play with Barry Bonds. Johnson has a bit too much Jeff Kent in him to put up with Bonds' prima donna act. I guess we can now officially say the Bonds' years have come to close.
ESPN.com is reporting that Johnson has signed a one year contract to come "home" to the Bay Area. Johnson was a two-sport star, basketball and baseball, at Walnut Creek High. He's sitting at 295 wins, so it's hard to imagine him missing out on 300, not that he needed it to be considered an all-time great. I hope the final contract at least includes a mutual option for a second year.
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