J.P. Ricciardi was intrigued by what Barry Bonds could bring to the Toronto Blue Jays. But ultimately, he isn't a fit because of where he would play. They already have a DH in Frank Thomas, who couldn't play first base, while Bonds would be a liability in left field. According to a person close to the organization, the conversation "didn't last five minutes" among Ricciardi, his assistants, and team President Paul Godfrey.
Jays Decide Bonds Isn't A Fit For Club