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No Arbitration Offer to Bonds

The Giants are expected to not offer arbitration to slugger Barry Bonds tonight. However, it does not mean they have to wait until May 1st if they want to talk with him again. Under the new Basic Agreement, they can continue to negotiate with him but do not need to take anything to arbitration. The A's and Padres have talked with agent Jeff Borris, but nothing has transpired from there. Bonds batted .270 26 HR and 77 RBI. He is 22 homeruns away from breaking Hank Aaron's homerun record.