we getting Bonds Pre 2000 where he was really just slightly above good only 1 yr or bonds after 35 where he went nuts?
3 times MVP before 2000
7 times top 5 MVP before 2000
He was a great fielder with a very accurate arm before he went steroids.
And now I pull from my reading cabinet the Bill James New Historical Baseball Abstract (published in 2000) which said he was the best Left Fielder of the 90's, the best player in 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1995, and the 16th best player of all time (ranked during 2000 season).
So only 1 slightly above good year before 2000? I don't think so