Found May 21, 2013 on NESN.com:
Miguel Cabrera is generally accepted to be far and away the best pure hitter in baseball right now. However, perhaps the greatest (and most controversial) hitter of all-time is making sure that you remember he was better. Major League Baseball’s single-season and career home run king, Barry Bonds, granted a rare telephone interview to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, and took the opportunity to compare himself with Cabrera. While Bonds does give the 2012 Triple Crown winner some due respect, he is making it clear who the better player was. “I don’t try to compare me to anybody,” said Bonds. “I was the best on the field. I did more things than he did. My game was different than his game. So comparing him, to me, there’s no comparison. “He doesn’t have my MVPs. He doesn’t have my numbers. Well, not yet, anyways. But does he have that ability? Yes, he does. Does he have that gift? Yes, he does.” All that being said, Bonds isn’t completely dismissing Cabrera’s accomplishments. In fact, he gi
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