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The first annual Dan Meyer Awards were a big success. While most of the world is focusing on players that succeeded in 2013, the DMAs focused on the dark side of batting statistics. Today, we are focusing on pitchers who were terrible in 2013. And despite this being more of a pitching era than a hitting era, there are no shortage of terrible pitching performances in this past season. This is the first annual Kyle Davies Award. Kyle Davies pitched for seven seasons beginning in 2005 with the Atlanta Braves. After toiling there for two and a half years, the Braves traded him to the Royals for Octavio Dotel. If you really want to know how unsuccessful Kyle Davies was as a pitcher, all you have to do is ask any fan of the Kansas City Royals. Davies compiled a lifetime ERA of 5.59 to go with a WHIP of 1.618 in 151 appearances, 144 of which were starts. Davies gave up over a hundred runs in two of his seven seasons. And it appears that he may not be done with his career. He pit...
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Barry Zito has known for months he would be leaving the Giants after seven up-and-down years in San Francisco.
The sides formally parted ways Saturday, when the Giants declined to exercise Zito's $18 million contract option for next season and instead owe the left-hander a $7 million buyout.
Also Saturday, San Francisco declined its $3 million mutual option for outfielder Andres...
The San Francisco Giants have formally parted ways with left-hander Barry Zito, declining to exercise his $18 million contract option for next season and instead owing him a $7 million buyout.
Also Saturday, San Francisco declined its $3 million mutual option for outfielder Andres Torres and must pay him a $500,000 buyout.
Zito, 35, has known this moment was coming, and recently...
To the surprise of no one, the Giants declined their 2014 club option for left-hander Barry Zito, the team announced. They'll pay him a staggering $7 million buyout right now rather than an $18 million salary next season.
Zito, 35, went 5-11 with a 5.74 ERA (58 ERA+) and 1.70 WHIP in 133 1/3 innings across 25 starts and five relief appearances this past season. He appeared in...
The least surprising news of the offseason just became official: the San Francisco Giants have declined the 2014 options for pitcher Barry Zito, and outfielder Andres Torres. This is, obviously, not surprising at all. In fact, if the Giants had not done this, it would have been breaking news of the most extreme variety. Both Zito and Torres are aging veterans coming off very...
The Giants officially declined their $18.0 million option on lefthander Barry Zito and will instead pay him the $7 million buyout.
This comes as no surprise to anyone the least of whom is Zito himself, who took out a full page ad three weeks ago to thank San Francisco Giants fans.
This brings to an end the seven year relationship with the Giants who signed him to deal worth $126...
With the Boston Red Sox being crowned World Champions on Wednesday night, here are five observations from their World Series win over the St Louis Cardinals. 1. John Lackey is this year's Barry Zito. Remember last year, when the highly-paid yet extremely disappointing Zito went 2-0 in the Postseason for the Giants, pitching to a 1.69 ERA in three starts and 16 innings? In the...
The writing’s been on the wall for months, but it just now finally happened: the San Francisco Giants are no longer the reigning champions of Major League Baseball.
That distinction now belongs to the Boston Red Sox, who are 26th on our “if the Giants can’t win it, this team should” list . . . but hey, at least it wasn’t the Yankees, Cardinals, or Dodgers, right?...