I'm generally writing this in response to a post about acquiring Barry Bonds for the stretch drive. While I think the idea has some merit, I don't think that it'll come to fruition for several reasons (the white shoes comment, wanting to retire as a Giant, etc.). However, there is another perfectly good star in the National League that is also on a team going nowhere, and one that has several years of American League experience to boot. Ken Griffey, Jr. This last weekend, he expressed desire to return to Seattle at some undetermined point in the future. Since he has never played in a World Series, and at age 38, sticking with the Reds ain't the way to get there, he might agree to a trade to the A's for half a season. His Reds contract expires at the end of next year, so if the A's get him for the right price, they could have him for the stretch drive and trade him to Seattle this offseason for a couple of Billy Beane-approved prospects and everyone is happy. I know it might be a little far-fetched, but if we are seriously looking at Bonds, why not a guy who is far less controversial and frankly still has more gas left in his tank than Bonds?