Drafting Bonds, ignoring Clemens

Updated: February 27, 2008, 5:11 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
It obviously hasn't been a very good offseason for future Hall of Famers Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. Well, they are Hall of Famers on paper, and to me. Then again, I'd still vote for Pete Rose. The numbers don't lie. Do I think Bonds and Clemens will actually get in on the first try, or will they get the Mark McGwire treatment? I don't want to think about it. I want to think about their fantasy value. Everyone has value, you know. Even Sal Fasano has value, I guess.

The question is which of these two honorable men has more fantasy value? Well, I don't think this is much of a debate. In our 10-team mixed league mock draft last week, I went with Bonds in the final round, pick No. 249. No-brainer to me. I think he's going to play, and I think he's going to play well. And if he doesn't, well, in a 10-team mixed league, there are plenty of options on free agency.

Of course, Bonds needs to find a major league team to play for. Small, inconsequential problem, right?